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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union continue playoff push against Columbus

Mbazio to miss Crew game, Zimmerman added to USMNT roster, and more in today’s links

MLS: Columbus Crew SC at Philadelphia Union Mitchell Leff-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Know Your Enemy | Union open busy October against Campeones Winning Crew
While Columbus comes into the weekend on the outside of the playoff line, the club comes into Chester riding high after lifting yet another trophy. While the Union had a midweek league match, the Crew hosted Liga MX’s Cruz Azul for the Campeones Cup on Wednesday night and pulled out a 2-0 win.

Pressing Points | Rise Up
With a busy slate of matches on the horizon, Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin spoke about the importance of Sunday’s game against the Columbus Crew and the confidence he has in the depth of his squad.

Olivier Mbaizo will miss the Union’s game vs. Columbus because of the death of his father
He has been excused to return to their native Cameroon, and since a FIFA national team game window starts after this weekend, he’ll stay there to join the Indomitable Lions for a home-and-home World Cup qualifying series against Mozambique.

MLS News

Saturday Takeaways: What we learned from Week 29’s action
Daryl Dike reminded us all of his importance to this Orlando team, while Romell Quioto and Brian White powered their teams to much needed wins as the 2021 MLS Cup Playoff race heats up in both conferences.

US Soccer News

Walker Zimmerman replaces Tim Ream on USMNT roster
Nashville SC centerback Walker Zimmerman has been added to the roster ahead of the opening of camp next week. He replaces Fulham FC centerback Tim Ream, who has withdrawn from the team for family reasons.