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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union Homegrowns are best friends

Grades for all MLS teams, UEFA Super Cup, and more in today’s links

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Montreal Impact Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union’s Homegrown Talent Like Brothers On And Off Field
The homegrown players are young, budding stars like Brenden Aaronson of Medford, New Jersey; Mark McKenzie of Bear, Delaware; Anthony Fontana of Newark, Delaware; and Matt Real of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.

‘We’re sitting on a talent goldmine’ - How the Union are unearthing America’s next Pulisic, Reyna and Aaronson
Now at the forefront of talent development in the U.S., the club can trace its rise back to a school that specialized in alpine skiing.

MLS News

Armchair Analyst: Grading all 26 MLS teams at the 2020 season midway point
Yes, we are now through the mid-way point of this most irregular of 2020 regular seasons.

Are we seeing a new transfer trend of young players moving from England to MLS?
What can the last five years of additions from England tell us about whether anything is changing at all? While the recruiting profile from England has skewed younger in the last year or two, it is hard to call it an established trend.

Struber, Simão emerge as earliest links to Red Bulls coaching position
Diverse records of well-traveled Austrian and Portuguese managers provide hints to what type of coach head of sport Kevin Thelwell is looking for.

Rest of the World News

Bayern complete quadruple with Super Cup win over Sevilla
Bayern Munich beat Sevilla 2-1 after extra time on Thursday to lift the UEFA Super Cup and complete a quadruple under coach Hansi Flick, in the first European game played with some fans in the stands since the sport returned amid the COVID-19 pandemic.