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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Gold Cup rosters finalized

Reason to watch this weekend, breaking down the U.S. Gold Cup roster and Neymar out of Copa America

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Minnesota United FC Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Reasons to Watch: Build a bonfire, pride, and first place!
It’s taken a while, but the rest of the league is starting to recognize that the Union are for real.

MLS News

59 MLS players named to final rosters for 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup
The US national team leads the way with 16 selections under coach Gregg Berhalter, and Canada have selected 12 players from MLS for manager John Herdman’s squad. Familiar regional foes Jamaica, Honduras, Panama and Costa Rica each have five MLS selections on their squad.

NYCFC pounds FC Cincinnati at Yankee Stadium, 5-2
NYCFC scored early and often, with the first goal coming off the foot of Alexandru Mitrita on an 11th-minute tap-in. The last tally was slotted home from about six yards by Maxi Moralez in the 89th minute.

U.S. Soccer News

USMNT 23-man Gold Cup roster announced
The 23 players who comprise the roster come from the 40-man provisional roster which was announced on May 20th.

Breaking down the USMNT’s official Gold Cup roster
Say what you will about Omar Gonzalez’s past US experiences, but he looked the most comfortable of the CBs on display against Jamaica. He actually completed line-breaking passes, and didn’t panic when put under pressure by Jamaican defenders.

Rest of the World News

Neymar out of Copa America with ankle injury
The Paris Saint-Germain forward left Brazil’s friendly victory in tears after twisting his ankle following a hard tackle early in the match. He was replaced by Everton around 21 minutes into the game as goals from Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus sealed the win.

England errors send Dutch to Nations League final
England will face Switzerland in the third-place match on Sunday in Guimaraes prior to the main event in Porto.

Real’s £88.5m bid for Hazard accepted
Though the initial fee for Hazard is significantly below Chelsea’s original £130m asking price, it is understood that, when realistic bonuses and additional payments are factored in, the value of Madrid’s offer will reach that figure.