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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union have work to do to get back to winning ways

Union face Minnesota on Sunday, new cup between MLS and Liga MX, and tons of national teams for the summer are announced

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union have plenty to fix in order to get back to winning ways
After the Philadelphia Union’s 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night, manager Jim Curtin and his players bemoaned the lack of shots on target as the top reason why they had an unsuccessful three-game homestand.

Loons lack offense as Atlanta takes chances late
Union head to Minnesota on Sunday, let’s see how their last game went.

MLS News

Portland Timbers’ revamped stadium is just part of the marquee MLS club’s overall reboot
Originally built a century ago, the stadium has become known for its raucous, league-best atmosphere since the Timbers made the jump from the second tier in 2011. With 4,000 additional seats covered by a roof, new video boards, an updated sound system and locker rooms and plenty of other enhancements, it has all the bells and whistles boasted by brand-new soccer arenas in rival cities.

Impact’s Ignacio Piatti out 2-3 months with knee injury
The Impact said Piatti “stretched out the outer ligament on his right knee” during Friday’s game against Los Angeles FC. It was only Piatti’s second match since returning to play May 18 after missing 10 games.

MLS and Liga MX announce Leagues Cup
The inaugural cup competition will begin in the United States over July 23 and 24 and see Houston Dynamo face Club America, Real Salt Lake host Tigres, Chicago Fire play Cruz Azul and LA Galaxy take on Club Tijuana. The MLS teams will all play at home.

U.S. Soccer News

Weah winner sends U.S. into U20 WC knockouts
The United States booked a spot in the U20 World Cup round of 16 with a 1-0 win against Qatar in Poland on Thursday.

U.S. Open Cup: Full fourth round schedule
Three Major League Soccer sides will hit the road for clashes against teams from the USL Championship in the fourth round of the 2019 U.S. Open Cup.

Rest of the World News

Canada release final Gold Cup squad, highlighted by 12 MLSers
In the midfield, MLS features heavily as well, with Toronto pair Jonathan Osorio and Noble Okello joining Montreal’s Samuel Piette, Vancouver’s Russell Teibert, LAFC’s Mark-Anthony Kaye and Orlando’s Will Johnson.

Three MLS players make Peru roster for 2019 Copa America
Peru are in Group A for the Copa America, alongside tournament host Brazil, Bolivia and Venezuela. The top two teams are guaranteed passage to the knockout stage, with the third-place finisher potentially advancing as well.

Venezuela name four MLS players to 2019 Copa America roster
Headlining the group is reigning MLS Golden Boot and MVP winner Josef Martinez of Atlanta United

Sounders’ Lodeiro joins Suarez in Copa squad
Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has relied heavily on experience in his 23-man squad for the Copa America, including Barcelona star Luis Suarez, who is recovering from an injury.