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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union learns their MLS is Back schedule

USL Championship announces 2020 format, Union learn their schedule and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

MLS is Back schedule: Union to play NYCFC first, followed by Nashville and Inter Miami
MLS released the schedule for the MLS is Back Tournament on Wednesday afternoon and also reported a change to the format that will see three teams from the Philadelphia Union’s six-team Group A advance to the knockouts and a potential fourth place team advance as a wildcard.

MLS News

Full match schedule and TV info unveiled for MLS is Back Tournament
The tournament kicks off on Wednesday, July 8 with a Group A doubleheader: Orlando City SC face Florida foes Inter Miami CF (8 pm ET), followed by Chicago Fire FC taking on Nashville SC (10:30 pm ET). Both matches will air on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and TSN in Canada.

10 supersubs who can make their mark during the MLS is Back Tournament
Ilsinho swashbuckled his way to three goals and seven assists as a substitute in 2019, and many of those big plays helped sway results the Union’s way. If there was such a thing as a 12th man award, Ilsinho would be the no-brainer pick.

Charlotte MLS team name announcement no longer expected this month
Charlotte’s Major League Soccer team name, colors and logo were expected to be released this month, but the team is now pushing back that announcement, according to a source with direct knowledge of the decision.

USL Championship Unveils 2020 Season Format
The USL Championship announced on Wednesday an updated format for the remainder of the 2020 season that will see clubs divided into eight groups to complete a 16-game regular season followed by a single-elimination playoff.

Americans Abroad Midweek Rewind: Moore, Boyd, and more
Shaq Moore shined for Spanish second tier side Tenerife FC on Wednesday, helping the club to its second consecutive win.a

Rest of the World News

Liverpool one game from Premier League title after beating Crystal Palace
The victory, with goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold, Salah, Fabinho and Sadio Mane, ensured Liverpool could be crowned champions on Thursday if second-placed Manchester City fail to win at Chelsea.