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Brotherly Game Daily Links: USA routs Dominican Republic to advance to knockout stage

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El Brujo injured, Minnesota interested in another Boca Junior player and more in today’s links

Dominican Republic v USA - 2020 Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying Photo by Refugio Ruiz/Getty Images

Philadelphia Union News

Despite rusty performance, Philadelphia Union earned valuable minutes in 115-minute preseason match
The Union started the same lineup as in last week’s 1-0 loss to Orlando City with a center back pairing of Jack Elliott and Jakob Glesnes, Anthony Fontana in the number ten role, and Jack De Vries up top alongside Kacper Przybylko while Sergio Santos and Cory Burke recover from injuries.

Union’s José Andrés Martínez injured in preseason scrimmage vs. Chicago Fire
Martínez suffered what looked like a major left leg or foot injury midway through the first half.

MLS News

Minnesota United interested in Boca Juniors striker Ramon Abila
Abila, a 31-year old forward, has been with Boca Juniors since 2017. This year in eight appearances, he has six goals and one assist for one of the biggest clubs in South America.

Independiente agrees with Atlanta United (again) for transfer of Alan Franco
The two clubs will presumably continue dialog as they hash out details on other transfer bonuses and how to handle the final 50 percent share of Franco’s transfer value.

Why I hate MLS’s arbitrary preseason streaming rules
One of the major points of discussion in MLS last week centered around preseason streaming and the restrictions the league has put on individual teams in that regard.

Concacaf News

2020 Men’s Olympic Qualifying Recap - USA 4-0 Dominican Republic: late goals are better than no goals
After struggling mightily to put together any kind of threat going forward in the first half the USA finally broke through on a Jackson Yueill goal around the hour mark. Two more goals from second half subs Hassani Dotson and a fourth from Djordje Mihailovic turned the game into a rout.

Mexico blanks Costa Rica to advance in Olympic qualifying
Uriel Antuna gave the hosts all the scoring they needed in the sixth minute as he slotted home a right-wing cross from Sebastian Cordova past goalkeeper Kevin Chamorro.