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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Gaddis key to Union victory

Takeaways from Philly/KC, Atlanta signs Martinez replacement as he hits the season ending injury list and Orlando beats LAFC

Philadelphia Union v Sporting Kansas City: Quarterfinals - MLS Is Back Tournament Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Philadelphia Union News

Doyle: How Gaddis was key the Union’s win over KC
In his postgame press conference Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin praised the play of defender Ray Gaddis saying “if there is a Best XI for this competition, I think he has to be on it.”

Brenden Aaronson wasn’t the only outstanding player in Union’s win over Sporting Kansas City
Sergio Santos showed his improved finishing touch, José Andrés Martínez filled up the box score, Alejandro Bedoya made some great hustle plays, and Andre Blake showed his critics that he’s not just on a hot streak.

Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting KC: Four Takeaways from MLS is Back Quarterfinal
The DOOP squad were good value for their 3-1 win, though it hinged on their 15-minute stretch of utter dominance in the middle of the first half, in which they scored all three of their goals and Kansas City flailed.

MLS News

Orlando City vs. Los Angeles FC: Final Score 1-1 as the Lions Go Through on Penalties
Nani saw a penalty in regulation saved but his spot kick in the shootout sent Orlando into the semifinals.

Atlanta United sign Erick “Cubo” Torres
Torres joins the Five Stripes and will be expected to contribute goals immediately in the absence of star talisman Josef Martinez, who was placed on the season-ending injury list to make room for the former Mexico international.

Josef Martinez placed on season ending injury list
A club spokesperson said Martinez’s rehabilitation of a torn ACL suffered in a win against Nashville SC on February 29 is still on schedule.

Rest of the World News

FA Cup Final, MLS is Back headlines This Weekend’s Soccer on TV
London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal face off in Saturday’s FA Cup Final hoping to add a trophy to their vastly different seasons.