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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Aaronson and Trusty earn U23 callups

Red Bulls game sign of culture change, Galaxy line up major transfer, and the USMNT get demolished

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Philadelphia Union News

Brenden Aaronson, Auston Trusty Receive International Call-Ups
In conjunction with U.S. Soccer, Philadelphia Union announced today that Academy products Brenden Aaronson and Auston Trusty have both been called up by the United States Men’s Under-23 National Team.

Union’s historic comeback win over New York another sign of team’s culture change
If your gut told you Saturday night that you’d never seen anything like the Union’s 3-2 comeback win over the New York Red Bulls, it was right.

Ilsinho’s heroics cover up Philadelphia Union’s rough start against New York Red Bulls
The 33-year-old’s incredible performance off the bench saved the day for the Union, who were poor in the final third and gave up two goals in the first half.

MLS News

LA Galaxy offering big bucks for Cristian Pavon
A dynamic winger considered a world-class talent in the not-too-distant past, the Argentine’s form has fallen somewhat after the 2018 World Cup, perhaps enough for LA to acquire Pavon with a reported amount of $12 million plus a 30% sell-on clause that would amount to a cut-rate fee.

U.S. Soccer News

U.S. Men limp into Gold Cup with 3-0 loss to Venezuela
In their final tuneup before the Gold Cup, which will be their first competition in nineteen months, the United States Men’s National Team were torn apart by Venezuela, 3-0. Three first half breakdowns were their undoing and raise questions about whether or not the US are ready to play aggressively against quality opponents.

Women’s World Cup News

Italy gets historic win; Cristiane nets hat trick for Brazil
The World Cup’s third day of action brought the biggest stunner of the tournament so far as Italy got its first World Cup win in 20 years by knocking off contender Australia 2-1.

Rest of the World News

Portugal beat Dutch to win Nations League title
Portugal became the first team to win UEFA’s Nations League competition when a well-crafted goal by Goncalo Guedes gave them a 1-0 win over Netherlands in the final on Sunday.