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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Remembering the Union’s first game from /The Linc

UNION HULK has message, another Galaxy player trashes Zlatan and more in today’s links

D.C. United v Philadelphia Union Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images

Philadelphia Union News

Looking back at the Union’s first home game, 10 years ago this spring
Sébastien Le Toux and Jordan Harvey still remember how Le Toux’s hat trick held off D.C. United’s late comeback, thrilling a crowd of over 34,000 at Lincoln Financial Field.

OTD 2019: Union knock out the Revs 6-1
One year ago yesterday, the Eastern Conference leading Philadelphia Union’s offense erupted with five second-half goals to knock out New England Revolution.

And now, a few words from Mr. UNION HULK.

MLS News

ESPN’s Taylor Twellman Believes Coronavirus Might Help Major League Soccer
Now while he and the rest of the American soccer community wait for MLS to resume, Twellman is keeping his pipes in tune by lending his voice to The Captain’s Challenge, an Instagram coronavirus relief initiative from the Captain Morgan spirits company, an official league partner.

Another LA Galaxy player publicly criticizes Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Emiliano Insua, who was signed in January just as Ibrahimovic left by mutual consent before signing with AC Milan, told Argentine radio “they say that he wasn’t a good teammate and that is why he left. As a player he was very good, but as they told me, he was not a very good colleague.”

LA Galaxy’s Dennis te Kloese: Long travel will complicate MLS restart
Te Kloese pointed out that providing an analysis of training centers was a positive first step and MLS announced last week that players will be allowed to conduct individual workouts on outdoor team training fields from this Wednesday.

U.S. Soccer News

USMNT players support of USWNT following judge’s equal pay ruling
The men’s national team players union reiterated their support for the USWNT and said they have offered options to U.S. Soccer to pay the women equally.

Rest of the World News

USL Championship: The Brits pursuing careers in the U.S. second tier
It has been nearly 13 years since David Beckham stunned the football world when he swapped Real Madrid for Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy. Since then, a number of British stars, such as Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard, have had high-profile spells with clubs on the other side of the Atlantic. But what about the surprisingly long list of English footballers - and coaches - who are pursuing their careers in the USL Championship, the league below MLS?