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Brotherly Game Daily Links: MLS Week Two review

Union lose, Toronto makes big money move for Santos star and more in today’s links

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

Philadelphia Union News

Union drop home opener to Inter Miami with disappointing second half
The Higuain brothers staged the comeback win for the visitors in what was the Union’s first regular season loss at home since 2019.

NYCFC thrashes FC Cincinnati in 5-0 rout
The Union’s next game is this Saturday at Home against NYCFC, let’s see how their last game went.

McKenzie comes off bench to help Genk win Belgium Cup Final
McKenzie came off the bench to help Genk close out a 2-1 Belgian Cup Final win over 10-man Standard Liege. The former Philadelphia Union centerback became the first U.S. Men’s National Team player to play in the Cup Final and win the trophy.

MLS News

Saturday takeaways: What we learned from Week 2’s action
After a spectacular opening weekend to the MLS season, there has been little letup in Week 2, with Saturday’s 11 games featuring a heavyweight clash out West, another homegrown making his mark and a first-ever win for Austin FC.

Santos agree to sell Yeferson Soteldo to Toronto FC
According to reports, the deal is for $6 million USD and in exchange, Toronto FC will receive 75 per cent of the player’s rights with Chilean side Huachipato still owning 25 per cent. Santos also confirmed that they will maintain a 12.5 per cent sell-on fee for the player.

Rest of the World News

NBC Sports Seeks New U.S. TV Deal with English Premier League
ESPN and CBS Sports are also likely to make a play for the English football league’s U.S. rights, said sources.

Winning Carabao Cup takes Man City one step closer to Treble, and Pep’s reimagined attack promises more to come
Pep Guardiola’s reimagining of Manchester City has delivered its first trophy and the manner of victory over Tottenham Hotspur will only cement this approach for the bigger challenges ahead.