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Brotherly Game Daily Links: MLS Weekend Review

Glesnes and Curtin make Team of the Week, Pity officially gone from Atlanta and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Glesnes and Curtin earn Team of the Week honors
Jakob Glesnes stepped in for Jack Elliott and didn’t miss a beat on Sunday night, helping the Union to a 3-0 shutout win over New York Red Bulls. For his efforts, Glesnes earned a spot on the MLS Team of the Week. Brenden Aaronson made the Team of the Week bench after his golazo opened the scoring against the Union’s I-95 rivals.

Matt Real, Andrew Wooten stepped up and showed potential in Union’s win over Red Bulls
Real played with a point to prove, having failed to win the starting left-back spot with Kai Wager out — and having heard Jim Curtin’s criticism of him.

Aaronson’s stock continues to grow with golazo in Red Bulls romp
Aaronson’s strong second season for the Eastern Conference club continued with his best goal in the blue and white of the Union’s colors.

MLS News

MLS Saturday Rewind: Red-hot Dynamo top Sporting KC, Atlanta United ties Orlando City, and more
The Houston Dynamo continued their run of hot form on Saturday night while Atlanta United succeeded in preventing Orlando City from putting together its first winning streak against the Five Stripes.

MLS Sunday Rewind: Galaxy roll over LAFC, Timbers top Sounders, and more
On a night featuring some lopsided rivalry matches, it was the LA Galaxy’s trouncing of LAFC that provided the biggest headline of Sunday’s busy MLS schedule.

Pity Martinez completes transfer to Al-Nassr
Official financial details of the deal were not announced, but several reports have indicated that the Five Stripes will rake in around $18 million from the transfer. If accurate, that should be enough for the club to net some profit from their original investment and allow them some financial room to work towards helping rebuild their roster.