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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union draws New England

Union earn a road point, Europa League Final preview and more in today’s links

MLS: Philadelphia Union at New England Revolution Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union defend their way to a point in Foxborough
The Union couldn’t connect on offense but the defense stood tall in a hard earned road point against the New England Revolution.

MLS News

Crew down Chicago Fire 3-0 in return to home action
Columbus Crew SC remains unbeaten on the MLS season with a 3-0 win against the Chicago Fire on Thursday night. Derrick Ettiene Jr., Darlington Nagbe and Gyasi Zardes powered the Crew attack while the defense held strong for the fourth straight regular season shutout.

New York Red Bulls capitalize on another controversial Hudson River Derby moment
For a second time in consecutive years, the Hudson River Derby tilt at Red Bull Arena had a tinge of controversy.

Report: Portland Timbers forward Jeremy Ebobisse drawing interest from Belgium’s Anderlecht
The story highlights Belgian Pro League clubs Anderlecht and Royal Antwerp as possible destinations, while Eredivisie side Heerenveen is also named as a suitor. The Belgian clubs began their 2020-21 season in early August, while the Dutch first division gets underway Sept. 12.

St. Louis City SC names Lutz Pfannenstiel as sporting director
Pfannenstiel and his wife, Amalia, will relocate to St. Louis from Germany, where he spent the last two seasons as the sporting director for Fortuna Dusseldorf, a team in German’s top soccer division, the Bundesliga.

Report: Magnus Eriksson leaving San Jose Earthquakes for move back to Djurgardens
Eriksson joined San Jose for the 2018 MLS season from Swedish side Djurgardens IF, and now Kristoffersson reports that the 30-year-old attacker is on his way back to the Allsvenskan side. The Earthquakes would reportedly stand to earn a transfer fee for Eriksson, with the deal possibly wrapping up by next week.

U.S. Soccer News

Fulham acquires USMNT defender Antonee Robinson
Scott Parker’s side fought off several other suitors for the 22-year-old left back after jumping into the race late for his services. Robinson will join fellow Americans Tim Ream and Marlon Fossey at Fulham, whom gained promotion back to the EPL this summer.

Rest of the World News

Europa League final: Inter vs. Sevilla preview, key players, prediction
The Europa League final pits the hottest team in Europe that isn’t in the UCL finals (Inter Milan) against a team that treats the Europa League title game like its own personal birthright (Sevilla).

Premier League 2020-21 fixtures: Champions Liverpool begin defence vs. Leeds
Matches in the opening round include Manchester United facing a trip to Burnley; last season’s runners-up, Manchester City, hosting Aston Villa; newly promoted Fulham hosting Arsenal; and Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham welcoming Everton to Tottenham Hotspur stadium.