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Union lose, US Open Cup draw, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

This time, the Union losing in the U.S. Open Cup isn’t as big of a deal
The Union’s loss to D.C. United in the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night went against convention in a few ways.

How the Philadelphia Union unlocked the best version of Ilsinho
Ilsinho has four game-winning goals or assists off the bench this year; three of the games the Union won by a single goal. That’s nine points that you can attribute almost single-handedly to the Brazilian.

What will the Philadelphia Union do this summer? Tanner reveals priorities
On pace to eclipse last year’s club-record point total, the good times are rolling in Philadelphia. But, as is the case in this game, good feelings can be fleeting and runs of form a fragile bubble.

U.S. Soccer News

U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 pairings unveiled after draw
With nearly all the action in the 2019 U.S. Open Cup fourth round in the books, the Round of 16 is set. The U.S. Soccer Federation conducted the draw for the next slate of games to be played June 18-23.

Power Rankings: How do Concacaf nations rank entering Gold Cup?
Ahead of the Concacaf Gold Cup kicking off on Saturday, here’s a special edition of Concacaf Power Rankings.

Women’s World Cup News

Australia rallies vs. Brazil, USWNT stars discuss rout, and China gets a win
Day 7 of the 2019 Women’s World Cup is in the books, and teams have begun clinching spots in the next round. Germany and France, who have both won their first two games of the cup, have officially qualified for the knockout stage as a result of China’s victory over South Africa on Thursday.

Copa America News

The Two Messis: Why has the world’s best player won it all with Barcelona but failed with Argentina
When Lionel Messi finally retires, few could argue against him being considered one of the game’s best-ever players.

Australia, Qatar set as ‘20 Copa America guests
CONMEBOL President Alejandro Dominguez told reporters that Asian champion Qatar will also return to next year’s tournament, which will be co-hosted by Argentina and Colombia.