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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union announce official radio partner

Charlotte announces their first player, top group stage matches to watch in MLS is Back and CBS wins the 2020 and 2021 Champions League rights

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Philadelphia Union News

iHeartMedia Philadelphia and Philadelphia Union Announce FOX Sports Radio “The Gambler” As Official Radio Broadcast Partner
Deal solidifies station as official radio broadcast partner of the Philadelphia Union through remainder of 2020, beginning with MLS is Back Tournament game on July 9.

MLS News

Orlando City vs. Inter Miami CF: Final Score 2-1 as Nani Wins it late for Cardiac Cats
The Lions fell behind early in the second half on a Juan Agudelo goal but Chris Mueller and the captain struck in the game’s late stages to give Orlando the first win in the series between the two teams.

Report: Austin FC targeting Monterrey forward Vincent Janssen
If Austin FC are able to wrangle Janssen, who has seven goals in 17 appearances for the Dutch national team, it won’t come cheaply with the reported release clause between $18-20 million.

Charlotte MLS Expansion Team Signs Sergio Ruiz as Its First Player
Ruiz had six goals and seven assists in the 2018-19 season, helping the club earn promotion out of Spain’s third tier. As Austin is doing with Redes, Ruiz will go out on loan until Charlotte begins its preseason preparations for the 2021 season.

MLS Focusing On In-Game Sounds For Unique Stadium Setting At MLS Is Back Tourney
MLS, in talks with supporters groups and clubs, decided not to pipe in crowd noise and instead use ESPN’s plan for audio that pulls people closer to the game, whether through turf mics or directional mics that aim to pick up everything said on the pitch.

MLS is Back Tournament: The top group stage matches to watch
One of the most enticing aspects of the MLS is Back Tournament is the number of juicy matchups the group draw produced, giving us some top derby clashes, and some other potentially entertaining matchups in the group stage.

Rest of the World News

CBS acquires Champions League rights to broadcast 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons
CBS Sports had already acquired the rights to the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Conference League for seasons 2021/22 through 2023/24, but with Turner Sports bailing on their rights, it has given CBS Sports the unique opportunity to have the rights for more than four full seasons.