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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Fabian receives Mexico call up

MLS Power Rankings, Atlanta wins the US Open Cup and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union Coach Jim Curtin talks progress of the team
On Monday, Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin was a guest on “The Daily Ticket” with Sean Brace on Fox Sports The Gambler which is the new sports radio station in Philadelphia.

Jona dos Santos, Uriel Antuna, Marco Fabian called in for Mexico friendlies
Marco Fabian earned another call up to the Mexican National Team to face the US and Argentina.

MLS News

MLS Power Rankings: NYCFC make case as Eastern Conference’s best
Union hold at number four this week.

Rooney suspended extra game for forearm red card
The former Manchester United and Everton striker was sent off in the 21st minute, his second red card this season, when VAR caught his forearm to the chest/throat of Cristian Casseres in a 2-1 loss the New York Red Bulls.

Three MLS players called in for Venezuela friendly against Colombia
Winger Jefferson Savarino (Real Salt Lake), defender Rolf Feltscher (LA Galaxy) and midfielder Junior Moreno (D.C. United) were all named to Venezuela’s 23-man side for the match, which will take place on Sept. 10 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.

Impact duo summoned to Finland for Euro qualifiers
Defender Jukka Raitala and midfielder Lassi Lappalainen will each report for duty for the upcoming qualifier bouts — which will take place in Tampere, Finland — starting with a matchup against Greece on Sept. 5 before a clash with Italy on Sept. 8.

U.S. Soccer News

An early own goal seals Minnesota’s fate in the 2019 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Final
In the Final of the 2019 edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, Minnesota United fell for the third straight time in competitive play to Atlanta United. With an own goal 10 minutes in the Loons had their backs against the wall for the next 80 minutes.

USL, ESPN agree to new partnership through 2022
Fans of the USL Championship and USL League One will be able to continue watching matches on ESPN platforms through the 2022 season.

Rest of the World News

United and Inter agree Sanchez loan
Sanchez is set to spend the season at the San Siro after the two clubs reached an agreement that will see United pay a portion of the Chilean’s wages.

Bury expelled from EFL, Bolton given 14 days
Bury, one of English football’s oldest clubs, were expelled from the Football League on Tuesday after failing to resolve their financial problems or find a new buyer, the EFL said in a statement.