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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Curtin admits young bench not ready for big game in Columbus

Week one review, MLS Team of the Week and more in today’s links

Philadelphia Union v Columbus Crew SC Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Philadelphia Union News

Three thoughts on the Philadelphia Union’s scoreless draw in Columbus
The reigning MLS Goalkeeper of the Year further solidified his position as the best keeper in the entire league against Columbus.

Jim Curtin admits the Union’s young bench isn’t ready for big moments as a tough stretch of games looms
The three 17-year-olds who were on the bench Sunday night aren’t yet ready to be thrown to the lions in a road game against an elite opponent.

MLS News

Chicharito finds his form, Sounders make a statement & more from Week 1
The new season has begun. As is usually the case in MLS, home teams fared pretty well. Nobody, of course, fared better than the Sounders.

MLS Team of the Week: CF Montréal shine as 2021 MLS season begins
Week 1 is in the books and Team of the Week has no shortage of big names and breakout performances from across MLS.

Rest of the World News

‘Snakes’ at heart of ‘disgraceful’ Super League plan - UEFA’s Ceferin dubs breakaway ‘a spit in the face of all football lovers’
The initiative has been condemned by fans, football organisations and national leaders, with UEFA and FIFA strongly opposed to the attempt of the game’s biggest clubs to form their own league.

Defiant UEFA vote for Champions League revamp despite European Super League threat
In a vote in Montreux, Switzerland, on Monday, the executive committee passed a resolution to expand the Champions League from its present format of 32 teams with the reshaped tournament, due to commence at the start of the 2024-25 season.

Jose Mourinho sacked as Tottenham manager
Sources have told ESPN that Mourinho will receive a compensation package lower than the £30 million that had previously been reported elsewhere. Mourinho had a contract worth around £10m per season until 2023 and therefore Spurs are committed to paying a figure closer to £20m.