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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Weekend Preview

Union face Seattle, Zlatan suspended, and more in today

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Toronto FC Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Union look to keep rolling against Seattle
The best strategy for Philly is to go on the attack and that means defending begins with aggression. Given Jordan Morris’ hamstring injury Wednesday night, look for the Union to exploit Kai Wagner’s work up the left side to pin back Seattle’s dangerous fullback Kelvin Leerdam.

Cristian Roldan will get to know Philadelphia well: first against the Union, then likely with the USMNT
One of American soccer’s latest viral sensations will be at Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday when the Union host the Seattle Sounders.

Philadelphia Union increase volume of shots on target, produce more scoring chances
One of the biggest differences in the Philadelphia Union’s play between March and May is their ability to get more shots on target.

MLS News

Week 12 MLS Weekend Preview: On-fire Atlanta United faces New York Red Bulls and more
The complexion of the East standings will once again change after Week 12, and it appears to be the more competitive of the two conferences with Los Angeles FC looking unstoppable on top of the Western Conference.

Reports: Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended two games
As a result the big Swede will miss Sunday’s important matchup vs. the Rapids and next weekend’s cross-country tilt at Orlando City.

Report: FC Cincinnati speak to Dutch executive Gerard Nijkamp for GM role
Reports recently emerged that FC Cincinnati would look to hire a new general manager with club president Jeff Berding discarding that role, and new reports on Friday on both sides of the Atlantic identified a candidate for the GM position.

Rest of the World News

Manchester City vs. Watford: FA Cup final predictions and key battles
The 138th final of the FA Cup, the world’s oldest club competition, pits all-star Premier League champions Manchester City against able underdogs Watford.

Juventus announce Allegri to leave this summer
Juventus have announced Massimiliano Allegri will leave his post as manager at the end of the season.

Vinicius Jr. not in Brazil’s Copa America squad
Tottenham forward Lucas Moura and Liverpool midfielder Fabinho are among the other big-name absentees.