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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union defense looking to impress in 2020

Union potentially looking to play three at the back, 2020 MLS rule changers and more in today’s links

MLS: New York City FC at Philadelphia Union James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Countdown to Kick: Defense eager to impress
The Union often play with four defenders, though Curtin is not opposed to exploring a system that integrates all three of Glesnes, Mark McKenzie, and Jack Elliott. The head coach admitted that it’s simply been timing that has kept that formation off the pitch.

Union with numerous ties to National Soccer Hall of Fame nominees
Former Union players Conor Casey and Justin Mapp are eligible for the first team and are joined by former Union broadcasters and USWNT standouts Lori Lindsey and Heather Mitts.

MLS News

MLS 2020: How new laws for VAR, handball, goal kicks and more will work in the new season
From changes to goal kicks, a new handball law and more, Major League Soccer has had the opportunity to observe how the new laws of the game have impacted soccer across the globe for a number of months now.

D.C. United partners with Sinclair Broadcast Group to show games on WJLA 24/7
The news comes after the disastrous 2019 deal with streaming service, FloSports. United terminated the four-year, $12 million deal with the Austin-based company after a season of technical issues that affected viewing. The subscription-based platform charged fans price of $71.88/year ($5.99/month) to watch games and access exclusive content.