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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Know Your Enemy: Atlanta

Curtin’s press conference, USMNT announced, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Know Your Enemy: Big task to stop Josef
Atlanta have one of the best attacks in major league soccer since late May, and Martinez has a frankly absurd 17 goals in that span. Seventeen, coincidentally, is more than Orlando City, the latest opponent to fall 1-0 to Martinez, has scored as a club since May 24 (and Orlando hasn’t been that bad — Martinez has just been that good).

Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference
Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin addresses the local media for his weekly press conference ahead of Saturday night’s match against Atlanta United FC.

MLS News

2019 MLS Cup to air on ABC, Univision
It will be the first time since 2008 the league’s championship game will be shown on ABC. In Canada, the game will be broadcast on TSN and TVA Sports Network.

Seven MLS players called up to Costa Rica’s roster for friendly vs. Uruguay
Costa Rica national team head coach Gustavo Matosas has named his roster for an upcoming friendly against Uruguay, and seven current MLS players are among those selected.

Canada names 24-man roster for Concacaf Nations League tilts vs. Cuba
The squad features 16 holdovers from the Concacaf Gold Cup and 12 MLS players with the Vancouver Whitecaps leading the way with four players selected.

Peru calls in five MLS players for upcoming friendlies
There will be no shortage of MLS players on the roster for Peru as it gets set for a pair of September international friendlies, with five players from around the league getting called in for the fixtures.

U.S. Soccer News

USMNT roster named for September friendlies
Berhalter opted to bring in several players who featured for the USMNT during the Gold Cup, but he also selected a few newcomers who have been making waves on the youth scene.

Top 5 USMNT roster snubs for September friendlies
You’ll spot a familiar name at the top of the list.

Berhalter ‘disappointed’ by MLS FIFA window games
United States manager Gregg Berhalter said he is “a little bit disappointed” at MLS teams that opted to play during the upcoming FIFA international window.

Rest of the World News

Champions League group-stage draw pots set
Ajax, Club Brugge and Slavia Prague took the final three slots in the group stage, which begins on Sept. 17-18.