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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union escape New England with 2-1 win

Union win, MLS Team of the Week and Champions League action returns

MLS: Philadelphia Union at New England Revolution Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Fontana chip, Blake saves lead Union to another win over New England
It wasn’t pretty but a big night from Andre Blake and another goal for Anthony Fontana against the Revolution led the Philadelphia Union to a 2-1 win against New England on Monday night.

Philadelphia Union Acquire International Roster Spot from Montreal Impact
The Philadelphia Union announced yesterday that the club has acquired an international roster spot from Montreal Impact for the 2020 season in exchange for $50,000 in 2020 General Allocation Money (GAM).

Cory Burke comes off the bench in first appearance for Philadelphia Union in 18 months
Burke played the final 13 minutes of the match in his first appearance in a Union uniform since April 20, 2019.

MLS News

MLS Team of the Week: DC United defenders shine after snapping skid
There are good weeks in even the toughest of seasons. And D.C. United’s defensive contributors proved that over the weekend with a pair of performances that merited starting spots on the Team of the Week.

Saudi Arabian team targeting Nicolas Lodeiro
Lodeiro does have a club option for 2021 that Seattle will almost certainly exercise. However, that approach has led to several notable disputes and high-profile players like Lodeiro are often loathe to enter the final year of their contracts.

Supporters’ Shield Foundation reviewing controversial decision
The Supporters’ Shield Foundation says they are holding meetings regarding their decision to not award their annual trophy this season.

Rest of the World News

UEFA Champions League Preview: PSG hosts Man United, Bayern faces Atletico, and more
Close to two months after the most recent UEFA Champions League Final, the top European club competition returns with 32 teams aiming for a quick start in group stage play.