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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Thoughts on Kevin Durant buying into the Union

Bedoya’s thoughts on police protests, Galaxy release Katai after wife’s controversial posts and a new Concacaf World Cup Qualifying proposal has leaked

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Philadelphia Union News

Six Thoughts on Kevin Durant Buying a Philadelphia Union Minority Stake
Worst case scenario, or most basic case, Durant puts some money into the team and provides a slight publicity boost. Best case scenario, he gets on the phone with Lionel Messi and says, “it’s time for you to leave Barcelona for the Philadelphia Union.”

Union’s Alejandro Bedoya has plenty to say on MLS’ Orlando plan, Philly protests for police reforms
Bedoya criticized the league’s hard bargaining tactics to set up next month’s tournament in Orlando. He also gave strong backing to protesters calling for police reform in Philadelphia and nationwide.

MLS News

LA Galaxy release Aleksandar Katai after wife’s racist social media posts
Katai joined the Galaxy in the offseason after two years with the Chicago Fire. The Serbian international played in the Galaxy’s first two games of the season, starting both matches and picking up a yellow card in each.

Jesse Gonzalez suspended pending investigation
Some serious charges have been brought to the Dallas keeper.

U.S. Soccer News

Americans Abroad Breakdown: Tyler Adams’ versatile display vs. Paderborn
The stalemate will probably stand as the biggest surprise of Matchday 30, but one of the major positives Leipzig can take from the game was how well Adams played during the course of the 90 minutes.

Report: New Concacaf World Cup qualifying format to create 12-team upper tier
The top 12 teams according to the FIFA World Rankings would be split into 3 groups of 4 for a double round robin, home-and-away round of qualifying matches. The winner of each group would earn direct qualification to the 2022 World Cup.

Rest of the World News

Bayern support Black Lives Matter, ease past Havertz-less Leverkusen; Dortmund need Haaland deputy
Bayern Munich eased past Kai Havertz-less Bayer Leverkusen. Elsewhere, second-placed Borussia Dortmund edged past Hertha Berlin to move four points clear of RB Leipzig after Timo Werner & Co. conceded a stoppage-time equaliser to draw with relegation-threatened Paderborn.