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Brotherly Game Daily Links: NYCFC preview

Nashville/Chicago game postponed, MLS is Back starts today and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Opponent Scout: New York City FC
NYC has proven to be a tough feat for the Union over their few matchups, but there’s a solid chance that can change this time around. Philly has been seen as one of the most exciting young and upcoming teams in MLS and they were even a favorite to win the tournament by Calen Carr.

NYCFC coach Ronny Deila thinks Orlando heat will impact Philadelphia Union high-tempo style
Deila said he agreed with Union boss Jim Curtin’s assessment that NYCFC “on paper, are the best team in our conference.” And the first-year NYCFC boss said his team’s focus is more on how they can best play within their style than be overly concerned about the Union.

Philadelphia’s 2026 World Cup bid takes its next big step with FIFA and U.S. Soccer
After months of delays enforced by the coronavirus pandemic, representatives of the 17 U.S. markets in the race will attend an online workshop Tuesday hosted by FIFA and the U.S. Soccer Federation.

MLS News

Nashville-Chicago Fire second MLS is Back Tournament game to be postponed
The league also announced on Tuesday that the match between FC Toronto and D.C. United, which was originally scheduled for July 10, will now take place on July 12 due to Toronto’s delayed arrival in Orlando.

Inter Miami-Orlando City Preview
It may be a derby, and it may still be in Florida, but Sunshine State bragging rights between Orlando City SC and Inter Miami CF will take a back seat to making sure Major League Soccer has gotten things right as the two teams meet Wednesday night to start the MLS Is Back tournament.

Luchi Gonzalez on FC Dallas’ removal from MLS is Back: This hurts a lot
Gonzalez stated that he and his players had entered the MLS “bubble” with lots of enthusiasm and hope, especially since they believed they had done a lot of good work in terms of following the suggested protocols and guidelines in both their personal and professional lives.