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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Weekend review and looking ahead

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MLS: Orlando City SC at Philadelphia Union Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Kacper Przybylko named to MLS Team of the Week
Kacper Przybylko is announcing himself, and the league recognized the Union’s star striker by placing him on the Team of the Week.

Union observations: Something isn’t right with Sergio Santos
The Union’s 2-2 draw with with Orlando City on Sunday offered many talking points to consider.

Three things we learned from Philadelphia Union’s draw with Orlando City
The Philadelphia Union extended their lead atop the Eastern Conference to five points on Sunday afternoon, but their 2-2 draw with Orlando City was frankly a disappointing result.

RSL drops 1-0 result to San Jose in stoppage time
Union travel out west to face Real Salt Lake, let’s see how their last game went.

MLS News

MLS Team of the Week: Carlos Vela lights candle in Week 18
LAFC, who won two games in Week 18 by an 11-2 combined scoreline, lead the way with three players and their head coach honored. All told, 13 clubs were represented in the squad for the week.

24 takeaways for 24 teams after Week 18 of the 2019 season
Nineteen MLS games in Week 18, almost as many games as teams in the league. So plenty of takeaways from the week that was.

Nine top MLS transfer targets coming out of 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup
Which players that featured at the tournament should currently be having their names bandied about by the talent hounds and their management superiors?

U.S. Soccer News

Despite Glaring Needs, Runner-Up Finish, USMNT Sees Foundation Built in Gold Cup
The rebirth has to start somewhere. So let it begin there—the U.S. players seem to want to be in camp, seem to like each other and seem to know what’s expected of them. You can’t put that in a trophy case, but you can’t win trophies without it.