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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union fringe players key for stretch run

Aaronson thriving in U23 camp, MLS Team of the Week and how will the USMNT line up against Uruguay

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union’s fringe players receive valuable minutes ahead of crucial stretch
Some players who started the Union’s friendly win over Pumas may be called upon in MLS play this month.

Brenden Aaronson getting his international shot
Aaronson has been a staple of the Eastern Conference leading Union since his debut, appearing in 24 of the team’s last 27 games. That consistency led to his first call up to an older Youth National Team camp when U-23 head coach Jason Kries brought him to a camp in Utah.

MLS News

MLS Team of the Week: Diego Rossi rises in Week 27
Seven teams are represented in the starting XI, with four teams having multiple players, and there are eight teams in the 18 across the five games played.

Austin FC breaks ground on soccer-specific stadium opening in 2021
Austin FC’s stadium is still a little more than 18 months from completion, but it’s now officially underway.

10 most underrated players in MLS for 2019 season
In every Major League Soccer season, there’s a bunch of players that hog the spotlight and then there’s a considerable number of guys who do yeoman’s work with a lot less fanfare.

U.S. Soccer News

Three starting lineups for shorthanded USMNT in friendly vs. Uruguay
Without a number of key players on a squad already missing Tyler Adams, Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley and Tim Weah before sending home the half-dozen already mentioned, Gregg Berhalter’s starting XI against Uruguay could be unique.