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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union defensive mistakes sink them in Minnesota

Union lose, MLS salary updates, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Union drop all three points on the road in five-goal bout with Minnesota United
The Philadelphia Union fell 3-2 against Minnesota United on Wednesday night in a dramatic showdown in Allianz Arena. The loss marks a second straight road game with points dropped for Philadelphia, as they stay in third place in the Eastern Conference with four matches left.

Nashville SC extends tie streak to five matches after 1-1 draw with the Columbus Crew
The Union’s next game is an important matchup on Saturday against Nashville, let’s see how their last game went.

How much does Dániel Gazdag make? New MLS data reveals Union players’ earnings
Here’s what to know about what the Union’s players are making.

MLS News

Wednesday MLS Scoreboard: Revs move closer to Supporters’ Shield, LA teams win, and more
The New England Revolution moved a step closer to history on Wednesday night, while both Los Angeles teams earned important road victories to help their chances in the ever-tightening Western Conference playoff race.

LAFC’s Vela, Galaxy’s Chicharito, Miami’s Higuain top MLS salaries; Atlanta’s Luiz Araujo highest-paid newcomer
The average guaranteed compensation for the entire player pool is $418,048 — down slightly from the mark of $423,232 recorded last May, but up 1.5% from the September 2019 mark of $411,996.

The Internal Reckoning of Javier “Chicharito” Hernández
Throughout his life, Hernández has been known as one thing: a soccer player. But last year, that identifier stopped being enough. Here’s the story of how Hernández waded through doubt, grief, and isolation to find himself—and his game—anew.

Rest of the World News

Ronaldo rescues Manchester United; Bayern thrash Benfica
Manchester United overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat Atalanta at Old Trafford with Cristiano Ronaldo netting the winner, Bayern Munich were tied at half time but found four goals in a short span in the second half, and both Chelsea and Juventus won games they were supposed to.