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Brotherly Game Daily Links: MLS Week 23 Preview

Union face Houston, MLS beating Europe to young South American talent and more in today’s links

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-Houston Dynamo vs Philadelphia Union Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Preview: Control of the flank key to Union win
Houston Dynamo are strong across the pitch until you get past the front line. Make no mistake, there is a lot of potential in Wilmer Valderrama’s side, but it hasn’t manifested in anything consistent in 2019.

WATCH: Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference
Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin will address the local media for his weekly press conference ahead of Sunday evening’s contest against Houston Dynamo.

MLS News

MLS Week 23 Preview: Massive Sunday slate, Hell is Real debuts
Six of Major League Soccer’s most recognizable teams grace the national stage in Week 23.

MLS clubs jumping ahead of Euro sides in South American market
Save for the Brazilian market, where player fees are typically inflated, MLS clubs in the league’s 3.0 era have now jumped ahead of European sides to clinch the signatures of some of the top young talent in the rest of South America.

The Galaxy pushing the MLS rulebook is good for the league
That Galaxy’s rep as rule-breakers is both well-earned and the stuff of mythology. For righteous-minded fans of other clubs from across MLS, the Galaxy is given carte blanche to ignore roster and budget rules because of their status as the league’s glamor club from the earliest days of MLS.

Rest of the World News

Liverpool hit four past Norwich in Prem opener
Last season’s Champions League winners were gifted an early lead when Norwich defender Grant Hanley mishit his clearance on a Divock Origi cross and redirected the ball into his own goal.