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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Curtin’s Weekly Press Conference

Curtin speaks, Lewandowski out for a month, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Pressing Points | Injuries mount, Bedoya mentors younger lineup
Ahead of the Philadelphia Union’s final preseason match against D.C. United, Head Coach Jim Curtin spoke with the media to provide updates on the team.

Report: German-born U.S. international Alfredo Morales set for MLS move
The 30-year-old German-born midfielder could fill the need the Union have for a central midfielder and also provide a veteran presence in the midfield to both push and mentor young prospects like Jack McGlynn.

MLS News

Craig Waibel will succeed Chris Henderson as Sounders sporting director, source says
After Lagerwey joined the Sounders ahead of the 2015 season, Waibel took over the GM duties at RSL and oversaw one of the top academies in MLS. Among the notable homegrown Players to make their RSL debuts under Waibel were Sebastian Saucedo, Justen Glad, Aaron Herrera, David Ochoa and Corey Baird, all of whom have played for youth and/or senior national teams.

What is Inter Miami’s projected starting lineup right now?
While the FIFA international window went into full swing last week, Inter Miami made a couple of roster additions that bolstered the squad ahead of the upcoming season.

The best and worst MLS kits of all time: Galaxy, Sounders epitomize the good and the bad
With the 2021 MLS season opening on April 16, clubs are starting to release their new kits for the season. So ESPNFC decided to look back at the 10 best and 10 worst kits in Major League Soccer history.

U.S. Soccer News

Five things that led to US Olympic qualifying failure
The US Under-23 men’s national team’s Olympic qualifying campaign petered out on Sunday with the slow agony of death by a thousand small cuts, the latest stomach-churning setback for a program that can’t seem to escape Concacaf’s version of “Groundhog Day.”

Rest of the World News

Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski out a month with right knee injury
The Poland international will now miss the upcoming match against second-place RB Leipzig, who trail leaders Bayern by four points. He will also not take part in the two legs of the Champions League quarterfinals against Paris Saint-Germain in early April.