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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union face another weekend test

Bruce is back in MLS, Power Rankings and Aston Villa is going to Wembley

MLS: New England Revolution at Philadelphia Union Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Union’s game vs. Seattle Sounders another benchmark for Fafa Picault and his teammates
Fafa Picault still vividly remembers the Union’s last game against the Seattle Sounders. As well he should, because he scored the winning goal in it.

MLS News

Pozuelo getting kicked, Atlanta streaking and more to watch Wednesday
Week 12 starts on Wednesday with four matches. Here’s something to keep an eye during for each game.

Power Rankings: There’s seemingly no stopping LAFC at this stage
Philly enter rarefied air, as they maintain top spot in the East this week and have lost just one game in 10.

Bruce Arena Named Revolution Sporting Director and Head Coach
The New England Revolution have made yesterday’s rumor official, quickly announcing this morning that former LA Galaxy and United States MNT head coach Bruce Arena will take over in not just the coaching role, but as sporting director as well.

Joao Plata linked with Mexico move
Plata, 27, is in his seventh year with Real Salt Lake. 2019 has seen him no starts and only 45 minutes of play over five matches.

Impact Could Make Saputo Stadium Renovations to Entice Corporate Support
Part of that objective is generating more sponsorship revenue from the Montreal market, but it could extend into potential Saputo Stadium upgrades.

Rest of the World News

Antoine Griezmann to leave Atletico Madrid after five seasons
Antoine Griezmann has informed Atletico Madrid that he will leave this summer, with sources confirming to ESPN FC that Barcelona are hopeful of signing him less than one year after he turned them down.

Villa into playoff final after shootout win over West Brom
Aston Villa beat Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion 4-3 on penalties to reach the Championship playoff final on Tuesday after the tie ended 2-2 on aggregate.