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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union settle for 2-2 draw with DC

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Union draw, MLS Wednesday night action, and more in today’s links

MLS: Philadelphia Union at D.C. United Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

McKenzie stunner salvages 2-2 draw for the Philadelphia Union against D.C. United
With the draw and with Columbus dropping points in a loss to FC Cincinnati, the Union remain firmly in second place in the Eastern Conference behind Toronto but missed an opportunity to gain ground after Toronto’s draw with the New York Red Bulls.

Cory Burke is finally back and may make season debut on Monday
Almost exactly 18 months later, and after an unexpected journey that took him to Jamaica and then Austria, Burke could be back on the field in a Union uniform in a matter of days.

MLS News

MLS Wednesday Rewind: Upsets and wonder goals galore
Nashville SC, the San Jose Earthquakes and Vancouver Whitecaps all recorded victories that propelled them into playoff position, while Toronto FC and the Portland Timbers both saw their league-leading five-match winning streaks halted.

Minnesota United vs. Chicago Fire match postponed due to suspected COVID case
MLS pulled the plug on the match a little more than an hour before the scheduled 7 p.m. CT kickoff, meaning the Fire will now have to turn around and fly home to Chicago. There’s no word yet on when the match will be rescheduled.

Impact midfielder Saphir Taider off to Saudi Arabian club on transfer
Since arriving in January 2018 after a transfer from Bologna, Taider notched 20 goals and 21 assists in 76 MLS games.

LAFC announce signing of defender Jesús David Murillo
LAFC have been in need of a starting center back since trading away Walker Zimmerman in February, and hope they’ve found it in Murillo. Playing at DIM, one of the big clubs in Colombia, he won a domestic cup there and has played in the Copa Libertadores.

US Soccer News

Ex-U.S. midfielder Freddy Adu joins Swedish side Osterlen FF - reports
The 31-year-old, who last played for the USL’s Las Vegas Lights in 2018, appeared to confirm the deal on social media.

Rest of the World News

Man United, Liverpool see proposal to overhaul Premier League rejected
Representatives of the 20 clubs met to discuss the future of the game after details of a bailout package to help the English Football League (EFL) offered in return for supporting a series of changes to rules and competitions were leaked to a Sunday newspaper.