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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union advance to Semifinals

Santos scores two, Union advance and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Union defeat Sporting Kansas City to reach semifinals of MLS is Back Tournament
The Philadelphia Union are on to the MLS is Back semifinals, as Jim Curtin’s squad continued their unbeaten streak in the MLS tournament with a 3-1 win over another team that was considered the favorite to advance.

Philadelphia Union’s Andre Blake’s putting up remarkable shotstopping numbers at MLS is Back Tournament
His goals conceded-xG of shots on target conceded figure is -3.59, which means opponents would have been expected to score 5.59 goals on average based on the quality of chances.

MLS ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-shirt: Warren Creavalle’s passion goes beyond design
Creavalle is passionate about design, and his namesake brand boasts a clothing range, but the turnaround time to create a T-shirt for a national and even global spotlight was short.

MLS News

Inside Brad Friedel’s Revolution locker room
In 2017, Friedel left his post leading the U.S. U-19 team to take his first gig as a club head coach. Announced as the seventh coach in Revs history on Nov. 9, Friedel immediately began to make changes to the club. Players were now required to arrive at Gillette Stadium two hours before training and three hours and 15 minutes before games.

Rest of the World News

Ream, Fulham advance to EFL Championship Promotion Final
Brentford, who Fulham will face in the final, has beaten Fulham twice this season in league play, shutting them out in both affairs. Fulham has failed to beat Brentford in the last five head-to-head meetings, last winning in Nov. 2016 at Griffin Park.

Saudi group withdraws bid to buy Newcastle United
The league has spent four months considering whether to approve the £300 million takeover that would have seen Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund gain an 80% take in the northeast club.

CBS Is Making It Hard As Hell To Watch The Champions League
The TV schedule for the remainder of the 2020 Champions League, set to resume on Aug. 7, was announced on Wednesday and it’s going to be just as hard to find as it was in the early 90s.