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Brotherly Game Daily Links: 10 man Union dominate Crew

Union win, National Soccer Hall of Fame welcomes new members, and more in today’s links

MLS: Columbus Crew SC at Philadelphia Union John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Blake heroics lead 10-men Philadelphia Union to win over Columbus Crew
Though the final score line of 3-0 might not seem like it, Andre Blake stepped up when he was needed most with a penalty kick save and a denial of a well hit strike from Darlington Nagbe after the hosts went down to 10 men to lead the Philadelphia Union to a standings climbing three points on Sunday afternoon.

FC Cincinnati get gutted by Gutman, falling 1-0 to New York Red Bulls
The Union’s next game is this Saturday against Cincinnati, let’s see how their last game went.

MLS News

Daryl Dike rises for Orlando City, Vancouver find some fun & more from Week 29
Philly, who are up to third in the East on PPG, have taken 10 points from the past 12 on offer, spinning that good performance in the CCL semis vs. Club America forward into the regular season.

U.S. Soccer News

Carlos Bocanegra, Steve Cherundolo among four 2021 inductions into National Soccer Hall of Fame
Both former members of the U.S. men’s national team were joined by MLS standout Jaime Moreno and MLS executive Kevin Payne as inductees this weekend. Former USWNT player Christie Pearce Rampone was also part of the 2021 class was deferred her induction to 2022.

Rest of the World News

Claudio Ranieri agrees to become new Watford head coach
Former Chelsea and Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri set to take charge of a side who have gained seven points from their opening seven league games; Xisco Munoz’s last match in charge a 1-0 defeat against Leeds at Elland Road on Saturday.

Liverpool, Manchester City serve up Premier League thriller worthy of the great rivalries
Since the start of the 2017-18 season, the two teams have met 12 times in all competitions and this latest result means each has four wins within that time, with four draws. Moreover, the occasions have always been vital.