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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union prepare for midweek clash with Colorado

Union face Colorado, MLS Power Rankings, and ESPN+ gets the Copa America

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union need to create better chances in final third
In their last two games, the Philadelphia Union have put 11 of their 38 shots on target.

Keegan Rosenberry focused on Colorado Rapids’ form ahead of Union return
When facing their old team, professional athletes tend to fall into one of two camps: it’s just another game, or this one comes with an added edge.

Game Recap: Colorado Rapids 3, Columbus Crew 2
Before tonight’s game let’s see how Colorado did in their last game.

MLS News

MLS Power Rankings: NYCFC surge as they continue to avoid losses
Union down to number four in the MLS Power Rankings this week.

10 Secondary Transfer Window targets MLS teams should consider
Before you know it, the Secondary Transfer Window (July 7 to Aug. 7) will be open for business, and MLS clubs are surely well into their summer homework by now.

Plata’s agent confirms Mexico transfer talks, says move likely in next few days
It’s not particularly surprising at this point, given how the rumors have flown, but the move taking Real Salt Lake’s Joao Plata to Mexico is still in the works and could be coming in the next few days, according to his fairly chatty agent.

Sources: TFC’s Fraser front-runner for Rapids job
Fraser, 52, has interviewed with the Rapids to take over for interim boss Conor Casey and is now considered to be the favorite for the position.

U.S. Soccer News

2019 US Open Cup Round 3: OKC Energy wins weather-delayed, back-and-forth shootout with Tampa Bay Rowdies
The fans that remained for the 10 p.m. kickoff from John Crain Field on the campus of the University of Oklahoma were treated to an explosion of goals as Oklahoma City Energy FC dropped the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 4-3.

Rest of the World News

Arsenal’s key to winning Europa League: BFFs Lacazette and Aubameyang
The pair had been rivals for many years. First competing for the Ligue 1 Golden Boot award, but also for a few seasons as part of one of the biggest derbies in French football, Lyon vs. Saint-Etienne.

ESPN+ to stream this summer’s Copa America
ESPN, part of The Walt Disney Co., said Tuesday all 26 matches will be streamed. None will be televised by ESPN’s linear broadcast networks.