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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union win first game in MLS is Back

Nashville withdrawn, Chicago moves to Group B and Orlando added to the Union’s schedule

New York City FC v Philadelphia Union - MLS Is Back Tournament Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

Philadelphia Union News

Blake saves, Bedoya goal leads Philadelphia Union to first win of 2020
Alejandro Bedoya came up with yet another timely goal and Andre Blake robbed NYCFC of two enticing bites of the apple late to preserve the Philadelphia Union’s first win of 2020 in their MLS is Back Tournament opener Thursday morning.

MLS News

Nashville SC withdrawn from MLS is Back Tournament: Here’s how the groups and schedule change
As a result of the withdrawal of Dallas and Nashville, MLS has reconfigured the groups into six groups, each consisting of four teams, Chicago Fire FC have moved from Group A to Group B in the MLS is Back Tournament to join San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

Life inside the MLS bubble, where COVID-19 and comfort clash
The players, for the most part, feel safe. They credit the league with going to both mundane and extraordinary lengths to shield them. There are qualms, and feelings that outsiders don’t understand their sacrifices, and rumblings of discontent, some of which were expressed on a Tuesday conference call with league executives and a medical expert.

U.S. Soccer News

Americans Abroad Midweek Rewind: Boyd, Pulisic, and more
Christian Pulisic continued his hot run of form as he helped Chelsea down Crystal Palace 3-2 on Tuesday. Pulisic scored his eighth league goal in the victory, showing extreme confidence with his left-footed strike at Selhurst Park.