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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Gazdag’s exclusion from starting XI could be concerning

Pepi hands in transfer request to Dallas front office, Landon Donovan withdraws name from RSL job and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Pressing Points | Valuable Points on the line Wednesday
With the final leg of the club’s three-game road trip on the horizon, Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin with the media on Monday afternoon as the squad fights for a home match in the MLS Cup Playoffs that are around the corner.

Minnesota secures three points in Austin
Let’s see how tomorrow’s opponents last game went, a win against Austin FC.

Dániel Gazdag not starting in the Union’s 2-2 tie at Montreal could be cause for concern
Gazdag was passed over twice in the starting lineup, by Paxten Aaronson in midfield and by Quinn Sullivan on the forward line.

MLS News

27 Takeaways: One observation on every MLS team after Week 30
Crunch time has officially arrived around the 2021 MLS season following Week 30, with plenty left to be decided in each conference’s MLS Cup Playoff race during this final sprint.

MLS Team of the Week: Columbus Crew, Real Salt Lake ignite Week 30
The Columbus Crew and Real Salt Lake both cruised in Week 30, and now the MLS Cup Playoff hopefuls pace the Team of the Week.

Charlotte FC adds another player to its global soccer roster, this time from Ecuador
Alcívar, a native of Manta, Ecuador, has been a fixture at Ecuadorian club LDU Quito since early in his professional career. He’s scored five goals and notched six assists in 83 appearances for the club competing in Serie A, the top level of Ecuadorian men’s professional soccer. He also started all six matches of LDU’s Copa Libertadores run this season.

Donovan withdraws from consideration for Real Salt Lake manager job
Donovan, 39, is in his second season managing the San Diego Loyal in the second-tier USL Championship, with the team lying in second place in the eight-team Pacific Division of the Western Conference. In addition to his managerial duties, Donovan is also the co-owner and executive VP of soccer operations.

Ricardo Pepi submits transfer request to FC Dallas Front Office
Despite Dallas struggling at the wrong end of the Western Conference table with six wins from 29 games, Pepi has caught the eye this season with 13 goals and two assists in 22 MLS starts.