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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union destroy DC United 4-1

Union win, Reggie Cannon on the move and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Match Recap: Przybylko brace leads Union to 4-1 win over D.C. United
The Union improve to 4-1-3 with 15 points and move back to third place in the Eastern Conference.

Philadelphia Union score first goal off corner kick since 2018
The long draught finally ended in the 7th minute Saturday night against D.C. United.

Clinical Union carve United’s sluggish back three in 4-1 rout
While an early set piece changed the tenor of the night for the Union against D.C. United on Saturday, the hosts’ aggressiveness was rewarded as they ran through a lethargic effort from the visitors to the tune of four goals.

MLS News

Toronto FC remain unbeaten with third straight clean sheet
The Reds extend their unbeaten run to 18 games, one shy of the MLS all-time record.

Can RSL owner Dell Loy Hansen be forced to sell his team? Yes. And Utah Jazz owners are just one potential buyer
Section 14, Part D states the league’s board of governors can terminate an owner’s interest in a team if 75% of the owners vote to do so. They would need to find that “the team operator or any owner has failed to act in the best interest of the league.”

Report: Reggie Cannon set to leave FC Dallas for Portugal’s Boavista
Boavista finished 12th last season in the Portuguese top flight. They’ve been adding a fair amount of Concacaf talent this offseason with players coming in from Mexico and Honduas, as well as English youth international Angel Gomes on loan from Lille, a player who was a rising talent at Manchester United before signing with Lille OSC.

U.S. Soccer News

Weston McKennie completes loan move to Juventus
There is also an option to permanently buy McKennie at the end of his loan for roughly $22 million.

On the road in pandemic USL
The 2020 soccer season for members of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds is like a life distilled into a much simpler set of outcomes: soccer, and the dull wait in between soccer.

ESPN+ acquires Scottish Premiership rights for next 5 years
The agreement between ESPN and the Scottish Professional Football League is awaiting final signatures, so live coverage of select games is likely to begin in September after the clubs return from the international break.

Rest of the World News

Arsenal beat Liverpool on penalties to win Community Shield
Goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Takumi Minamino left the game level after 93 minutes and sent the teams straight into penalties.