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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union return to action against Montreal

Union/Impact preview, DC adds a new attacker, and Gareth Bale is back at Spurs

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Philadelphia Union News

Opponent Scout: Union are Jersey bound to face Montreal
Despite missing many key pieces to their lineup, the Union proved yet again that they have a deep squad picking up three points in a dramatic win against New England. Anthony Fontana had the best match of his professional career by scoring a brace after subbing on about halfway through the second half.

After dramatic game-winner, has Philadelphia Union prospect Anthony Fontana taken the next step?
Curtin went on to explain Fontana is routinely winning the club’s fitness tests every year and always on the field doing extra work after training. He’s been putting more emphasis on weight room sessions as well as watching film.

MLS News

MLS Saturday Rewind: Crew, Orlando City and FC Dallas keep rolling, Atlanta, Fire and Earthquakes keep sliding
The Crew topped Nashville SC to halt the expansion side’s four-match unbeaten run while boosting their own unbeaten streak to five in a row.

Sounders vs. LAFC, recap: Back on top
The Seattle Sounders moved back into first place of the Western Conference, beating Los Angeles FC for the second time in about three weeks on Friday. The Sounders got two penalties from Nicolas Lodeiro and a golazo from Raúl Ruidíaz to finish off a 3-0 win.

D.C. United acquires attacker Yordy Reyna from Vancouver Whitecaps
Reyna, who has 27 caps for Peru, will be looking to link up with international teammate Edison Flores once the latter returns from injury. A versatile attacking player, Reyna can play as a striker, as a second forward, on either wing, or as a no. 10.

Rest of the World News

Tottenham seal sensational Gareth Bale return
Bale has two years left to run on his £600,000-a-week contract with Madrid and sources have told ESPN that Spurs will cover around £250,000-a-week as part of the deal. They have reportedly not paid a loan fee and sources told ESPN the deal does not include an option or obligation to buy Bale next summer.