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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Andre Blake wins MLS is Back Golden Gloves

Western Conference transfer needs, Loons close to acquiring Argentinian Midfielder and PSG comes back to advance

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union’s Andre Blake wins MLS is Back Tournament Golden Glove
Blake led all goalkeepers in the MLS is Back Tournament with 32 saves, far and away the most in the competition, producing an 86.5 save percentage, also best among the league’s ‘keepers. Blake was credited with four goalkeeper wins in all in backstopping the Union to a place in the MLS is Back Tournament Semifinals.

MLS News

FC Dallas struggles in return to play in a 1-0 loss to Nashville SC
After five months of no soccer for both FC Dallas and Nashville SC, the two side struggled for the majority of the game to get anything going. But it was the expansion side from Tennessee that pulled through with a late David Accam goal to secure their first three points in MLS.

MLS regular season resumes: A team-by-team look at how all 26 clubs are shaping up
We learned plenty about each team after the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando. Add in the matches we previously witnessed back in March and there’s a clear picture we can paint for each side heading into the 18 matches that will decide the field for the Audi 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs.

Armchair Analyst: Secondary transfer window needs for the Western Conference
It’s safe to say that finances around the world are in flux, so there’s a greater amount of uncertainty than usual. So some things might not unfold as we expect.

Inter Miami signs Blaise Matuidi on free transfer after France World Cup winner’s Juventus exit
The 33-year-old brings a winning pedigree to a side in need of midfield help, having been part of the France side that won the 2018 World Cup, as well as a total of 21 trophies at club level with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus. The midfielder was also named the 2015 French Player of the Year and selected to the Ligue 1 Team of the Year twice.

Loons’ acquisition of Argentine attacker Emanuel Reynoso ‘getting closer’
Reynoso has been expressing desire to play for Minnesota, and the Loons have pursued him since January and into March, but it hit sticking points with a change in leadership at Boca and with percentages of Reynoso’s rights believed to be held by his youth clubs.

Rest of the World News

Concacaf releases draw procedure for 2022 World Cup Qualifying
Concacaf announced Wednesday that the draw for the first round of the qualifying procedure will take place on Aug. 19th. The USMNT will not take part in the first round after finishing as one of the top-five ranked teams in the federation ahead of the July FIFA World Rankings.

PSG pull off shock comeback to eliminate Atalanta from Champions League
A pair of late goals saw Paris Saint-Germain pull off a shock comeback to beat Atalanta 2-1 at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon on Wednesday night and advance to the semifinals of the Champions League.