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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union welcome Miami for home opener

Reviewing the Union’s Forwards, MLS Week 2 Preview and more in today’s links

MLS: Inter Miami CF at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Know Your Enemy | Union hungry to knock off Inter Miami CF again
While Inter Miami didn’t claim a point on the opening weekend, their roster is once more loaded with names that both casual and dedicated fans know with the likes of the Higuain brothers, Rodolfo Pizarro, Blaise Matuidi, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez and Joevin Jones available.

The State of the Union Part 4: Forwards
Last season was a rocky one for Kacper Przybylko who, despite coming off a 2019 season in which he scored 15 goals, never fully looked as if he was in full fitness. It is fully reasonable to think that, just like many players who struggled post-COVID, he struggled to regain fitness after contracting COVID-19.

MLS News

MLS Week 2 Preview: LAFC-Sounders, Union-Inter Miami, and more
Los Angeles FC and the Seattle Sounders opened their 2021 campaigns with impressive victories and will now renew their budding rivalry in an early-season clash of Western Conference powers.

Minnesota United signs French striker Adrien Hunou to three-year deal
Hunou, 27, has been in Stade Rennais’ system since 2010. He made his first-division debut at age 19 in August 2013. He scored four goals in 20 games this season and has played for France’s U-18, U-19 and U-20 national teams on his way up to Stade Rennais’ first team.

Sebastian Lletget suspended 2 matches by MLS for calling teammate a gay slur
In addition, Lletget is being fined by the league and is required to attended diversity training.

Stefan Frei climbs shutout leaderboard: 5 best stats heading into Week 2
Before Week 2 of the 2021 MLS regular season begins, here are five key stats to be aware of, including goalkeepers and youngsters turning heads throughout the league.

Rest of the World News

Super League fallout: UEFA, Champions League reform again? Can Premier League ‘Big Six’ fix the mess?
From how UEFA uses its new-found leverage over the “rebel clubs” and how it actually reworks European competition, to England’s top clubs attempting to assimilate back into the Premier League’s power structure, there are issues everywhere.