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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Curtin’s Press Conference

How the Union built the 2020 team, Europa League review and more in today’s links

MLS: Toronto FC at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Takeaways: Be the best Union version on Sunday
Philadelphia Union play host to the New England Revolution looking conclude the regular season with the Supporters Shield on Sunday afternoon. Head Coach Jim Curtin addressed the media about what to expect for the game. Here are a few of the key takeaways from the presser.

Supporters’ Shield race is down to two
Just like in the latest update, Philadelphia Union control their own destiny by virtue of a secondary tiebreaker over Toronto FC. A win by the Union over New England would see the club lift their first trophy in club history regardless of the result in Toronto FC’s match against New York Red Bulls.

How the Philadelphia Union built a Supporters’ Shield-contending team in two years
No move was a better microcosm of Philly’s evolution over the past two seasons than the decision to let Medunjanin leave after his contract expired after the 2019 season.

MLS News

Lletget replaces Sargent on USMNT November roster
Josh Sargent was not released by Werder Bremen due to travel regulations, which would’ve seen the striker have to quarantine for five days upon arrival back into Germany.

Rest of the World News

Europa League round-up: Arsenal, Spurs, Leicester win on record-breaking night
There were a record 93 goals across Thursday’s 24 UEFA Europa League games as Arsenal, Spurs and Leicester all recorded commanding wins.