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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Curtin wary of Miami

Cincinnati player tests positive for Covid, one reason to watch every MLS this weekend and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Takeaways: Homegrowns, Miami and who’ll play
With the Philadelphia Union hosting Inter Miami CF this upcoming weekend, Head Coach Jim Curtin spoke with media about the matchup with a much different looking Miami team than they faced in Orlando.

An FC Cincinnati player tests positive for COVID-19 after playing against the Union
Two days after hosting the Union, FC Cincinnati announced Friday that one of its players has tested positive for COVID-19. The player hasn’t been named and likely won’t be, but a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to The Inquirer that the player played in Wednesday’s game.

Jim Curtin: Inter Miami are building something special, have been “very unlucky”
Philadelphia, unbeaten in their last four games (3-0-1), have already encountered Diego Alonso’s group once this year, a 2-1 group-stage win at the MLS is Back Tournament. Curtin called that a one-play game, where a second-half goal from Kacper Przybylko decided the July 14 match.

MLS News

One reason to watch every game in Week 14 of the 2020 MLS regular season
Andrew Wiebe will attempt to sway you, convince you to give your precious time to 13 two-hour blocks of soccer. Some cases will be more convincing than others.

Héber to miss remainder of 2020 season with torn ACL
Despite the Brazilian forward struggling in front of net this season, Héber’s presence is sure to be missed. Not only does he bring a lot to the team on the pitch, he also brings a lot to that locker room.