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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union in Atlanta for first leg of Champions League tie

Champions League returns, Bid for Arsenal to test Kroenke’s resolve and more in today’s links

MLS: Atlanta United FC at Philadelphia Union Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Know Your Enemy | Focus returns to Concacaf Champions League
Atlanta United FC is in the Quarterfinals after a 2-0 aggregate win over Liga Deportivo Alajuelense with matching 1-0 results in both legs. Atlanta was forced to rely upon ATL UTD 2 goalkeeper Rocco Rios Novo for both contest after Brad Guzan was shown red in the first half of the opening leg. Guzan is expected back in the lineup against Philadelphia Union after serving his one-game suspension in the second leg.

MLS News

Austin doing it right, Montréal strike it lucky and more from Week 2
Week 2 is in the books. Lots of draws, which isn’t unusual for early in the season — home teams generally aren’t crisp enough to impose their will until about Week 7 or so, which is when the percentage of home team wins traditionally increases.

Repeat: Chicharito wins second straight MLS Player of the Week after hat trick
The 32-year-old striker put on a ruthless display in the Galaxy’s 3-2 home win over RBNY at Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday, striking for goals in the 9th, 41st and 60th minutes.

David Ochoa’s post-game antics leave Minnesota United fuming
Minnesota United already had plenty to be unhappy about when the final whistle blew on Saturday night’s 2-1 loss to Real Salt Lake, having suffered a home defeat in a match the Loons largely dominated.

Rest of the World News

Spotify owner, Arsenal legends planning bid to buy club - sources
Forbes estimates the Gunners are worth just over £2 billion. Ek is worth an estimated £3.4bn and would have little problem raising the funds necessary to buy the club.

Shearer, Henry become first Premier League Hall of Fame inductees
Shearer is the Premier League’s all-time top scorer, having netted 260 goals across 14 Premier League seasons with Newcastle and Blackburn Rovers.