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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union climb in MLS Power Rankings

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Philadelphia Union News

Union jump into Top 10 of MLS Power Rankings
The Boys in Blue moved up a spot after bagging three goals at the Western Conference powerhouse in stunning fashion thanks to Sergio Santos, Brenden Aaronson and of course Goal of the Week nominee from Jakob Glesnes.

MLS News

Landon Donovan, Chris Wondolowski, Jaime Moreno top USA Today’s list of the top 25 MLS players ever
This list contains a broad spectrum of players, including the league’s pioneers from its inaugural season through the newcomers who became the latest record-setting goal-scorers. Former Union striker Carlos Ruiz checked in at No. 16.

Power Rankings: Atlanta United take over top spot as LA Galaxy plummet
The Five Stripes have two wins through as many games, and Ezequiel Barco and Pity Martinez are producing to match their lofty transfer fees.

New York City FC accepts underdog role in quest for CCL title
Los Tigres has been a CCL finalist in three of the last four years and their long-time manager Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti said that his team needs to pay off a debt to their supporters.

CCL Opposition Analysis: A Closer look at Club América
Atlanta United meets a familiar foe in a different competition.

How Thierry Henry is trying to resurrect his coaching career in MLS
Henry made one thing clear: Despite what had happened in Monaco, he was determined to coach the Impact the way he would have done it in Europe.

Rest of the World News

Olimpia takes first-leg lead over Montreal Impact in CONCACAF Champions League
Honduras’ CD Olimpia scored two first-half goals Tuesday and held on for a 2-1 road win over the Montreal Impact in the first leg of a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal series.

Spurs knocked out of Champions League in round of 16
RB Leipzig got two goals from Marcel Sabitzer early in the first half en route to a 3-0 win over Tottenham in their round of 16 second leg on Tuesday.

Josip Ilicic makes Champions League history with four goals as Atalanta advances
On a night where Valencia was forced to play the home leg of its round of 16 match against Atalanta without its loyal supporters due to concerns from the coronavirus, the Spanish side was still able to put together a strong showing from its offense with three goals.