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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union welcome New England for first time in 2021

Union sign new midfielder, time to “Save the Crew” again and Manchester City are Premier League Champions

MLS: New England Revolution at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Preview | Union look for revenge against the Revs
The Boys in Blue enter Wednesday night’s contest coming off a 2-0 road win at Chicago Fire FC that saw the Union collect their first three MLS points of the season. After a scoreless first half that saw homegrown Jack McGlynn denied his first career goal twice in his first MLS start, Cory Burke and Jakob Glesnes notched goals in a nine-minute span to put the game away.

Union announce signing of Dániel Gazdag to two-year contract with two options
The transfer fee paid to Budapest Honvéd FC was undisclosed but it’s reportedly the second most the team has ever paid for a player at $1.8 million after acquiring designated player Jamiro Monteiro last year for just under $2 million.

Breaking down the Union’s newest signing: Dániel Gazdag
After climbing the youth ranks at Honvéd FC Gazdag made his first team debut in 2015 and has amassed 21 goals and 24 assists in 175 appearances in the Hungarian first division.

Pressing Points | Busy week at home ahead for Boys in Blue
Ahead of their game against New England Revolution on Wednesday night, Head Coach Jim Curtin took to the media to provide updates.

MLS News

MLS Power Rankings: NYCFC, Red Bulls surpassing expectations after Week 4
The Union climb three spots to number four in the MLS Power Rankings.

LA Galaxy chasing another player from France
Rayan Raveloson, 24, recently helped Troyes win France’s second division and gain promotion back to Ligue 1. This season alone, he’s recorded one goal and two assists in 34 matches. He’s made 89 all-time appearances for the club, providing six goals and six assists.

Why Columbus has angered fans after dropping ‘Crew’ from its name
“Save the Crew” is taking on a whole different meaning. What was once a mantra (and a hashtag) to galvanize support to keep the Columbus Crew from relocating to Austin, Texas, the phrase may now need to be revived in order to save the Crew nickname itself.

Rest of the World News

Manchester City win Premier League title after Man Utd loss vs. Leicester
The result at Old Trafford leaves United with 70 points from 35 matches, 10 behind City with three games left to play in the 2020-2021 campaign.

Mexico excludes Chicharito, includes Efrain Alvarez in Concacaf Nations League preliminary roster
The U.S. Men’s National Team wasn’t the only squad to announce its preliminary roster for the upcoming June Concacaf Nations League Final Four, as Mexico, Costa Rica, and Honduras did the same on Monday.