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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union face Orlando with Group A on the line

Aaronson earns Team of the Week honors, Rossi scores 4 in El Trafico, and more in today’s links

MLS: Inter Miami CF at Philadelphia Union Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin hopes a Union win over Orlando at MLS tournament will pay bigger dividends
If the Union beat Orlando City on Monday and win their group at Major League Soccer’s summer tournament, the prizes will go beyond advancing to the knockout stages.

Brenden Aaronson named to MLS Team of the Week
Aaronson becomes the second Union player to earn Team of the Week honors at the MLS is Back Tournament, joining goalkeeper Andre Blake who earned the accolade after a seven-save performance against New York City FC in the Group A opener.

MLS News

Moving on: San Jose Earthquakes 2, Chicago Fire 0
The San Jose Earthquakes not only clinched their spot in the knockout round of the MLS is Back Tournament, they also officially won their group, after defeating the Chicago Fire 2-0 Sunday evening in Orlando.

Sounders down Whitecaps, make Round of 16
Sounders get their first win of the MLS is Back Tournament and advance to knockout stage.

MLS Team of the Week: Young stars take center take in Round 2 of the MLS is Back Tournament
The players on the latest Team of the Week contributed 12 goals and a total of $12,000 which the Audi Goals Drive Progress program will contribute to MLS club academies, which have produced the likes of Akinola, Aaronson, and Pineda.

Diego Rossi helps LAFC crush Chicharito-less LA Galaxy in El Trafico
Diego Rossi erupted with four goals as LAFC knocked off rival the LA Galaxy 6-2 on Saturday in Group F play of the MLS is Back Tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida.

U.S. Soccer News

Americans Abroad Weekend Rewind: Novakovich, Gall, and more
Elsewhere, Christian Pulisic did not feature in Chelsea’s 3-1 FA Cup semifinal win over Manchester United due to a slight injury. Tim Ream and Fulham earned a massive home win over Sheffield United while Cameron Carter-Vickers and Luton Town defeated Hull City.