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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Dates set for Concacaf Champions League First Round

Montreal unveils new jersey, Europa League round up, and more in today’s links

MLS: New England Revolution at Philadelphia Union Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union Champions League matches scheduled for April 7, 14
The first leg will be played in Costa Rica on Wednesday, April 7 with kickoff slated for 6 p.m. The Union will host the following Wednesday at 8 p.m.

MLS News

Top 10 American players in MLS for the 2021 season
The preseason is just a couple of weeks away, which means it’s time once again to update our pecking order of the best American players Major League Soccer has to offer.

CF Montreal unveils new kit amid a swirl of uncertainty and turmoil
The black jersey is embellished with three blue lines that run from the collar to the sleeves, as well as a blue border around the collar and sleeves.

Atlanta United signs Ronald Hernandez on loan from Aberdeen
Hernandez, 23, is a Venezuelan fullback with a wealth of international experience. His 17 caps for La Vinotinto includes such occasions as Copa America and South American World Cup qualifiers.

Atlanta United eyeing former Heinze defender to fill centerback void
Giannetti is a 27-year-old centerback who has spent his entire professional career at Velez. Which means he was there for Heinze’s whole tenure at the club and is someone who the new Atlanta manager thinks would improve his squad. He was a regular starter for the side in Heinze’s last season before departing.

Fernando Meza to leave Atlanta United, joins Defensa y Justicia
Meza was rumored last week to have been offered to go out on loan to Argentine rivals San Lorenzo. But instead, he heads to a club that became entangled in a transfer saga that saw it lose prized center back Hector David Martinez to River Plate, leaving Atlanta United empty-handed.

Kaku makes Al-Taawoun debut as messy saga with Red Bulls takes another twist
In the latest development in a drama that has played out over several weeks now, the Red Bulls issued a statement on Wednesday night that said that both they and MLS will be taking their contract dispute with Kaku to arbitration.

Rest of the World News

Europa League round-up: United, Spurs and Rangers clinch vital away wins
Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Rangers will fancy their chances of progressing to the UEFA Europa League round of 16 after all three secured first-leg wins away from home, while Arsenal and Leicester both drew on foreign soil.

Concacaf Champions League 2021 Round of 16 schedule revealed
The Concacaf Champions League dates are set, with MLS clubs finding out exactly when they play their opponents. The recent draw revealed the matchups and bracket, now the matches are solidified into the schedule.