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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union face Chicago Fire in second preseason game of 2021

USMNT to plat Switzerland in May, Champions and Europa League draws, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Know Your Enemy: Chicago Fire
Philadelphia Union returns to the pitch this weekend with a friendly against Chicago Fire FC on Saturday, March 20th. The match will be streamed on PhiladelphiaUnion.com for fans within a 75-mile radius of Subaru Park.

MLS News

Chris Gloster closing in on move to NYCFC
Gloster, 20, has been with PSV since August 2019 after joining from German club Hannover. The left back made 14 appearances in the Eerste Divisie in his first season in Eindhoven, but since has seen his playing time drop.

Concacaf News

USMNT to play Switzerland in Nations League warmup
The USMNT have a 1-3-4 record against the Swiss, with their last contest coming in March 2015. The USMNT drew the Swiss 1-1 in Zurich back then off a free kick goal by Brek Shea. Switzerland is currently ranked 16th in the FIFA World Rankings.

Sebastian Cordova lead Mexico to win in CONCACAF U23 Championship debut
Mexico started the tournament with a 4-1 opening win against the Dominican Republic.

Haiti Starts With 10 Men, Field Player at GK in Olympic Qualifying Due to Late COVID-19 Tests
Haiti’s U-23 men’s national team was forced to start with 10 men and a field player in goal for its Olympic qualifying opener against Honduras in Mexico on Friday due to a late-arriving segment of its delegation that couldn’t be tested for COVID-19 in time to be cleared.

Rest of the World News

Champions League draw: Real Madrid vs. Liverpool, Bayern Munich vs. PSG
City’s clash with Dortmund will represent in-demand forward Erling Haaland’s first visit to the Etihad Stadium. The Norway international is a transfer target for several of Europe’s top sides, and his father, Alf-Inge, played for City.

Europa League draw: Man United could face Roma/Ajax in semifinal
Arsenal were drawn against Slavia Prague in the last eight and will face either Dinamo Zagreb or Villarreal should they progress