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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Andre Blake earns spot on MLS Team of the Week

Gazdag impresses in first Union action, Carles Gil signs extension with Revs and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Andre Blake named to MLS Team of the Week
Blake had yet another standout performance between the sticks, making seven saves on the road at D.C. United on Sunday night. The match was the third-consecutive shutout for Blake and company and the club’s seventh across all competitions.

Second-half surge pushes Timbers past Galaxy 3-0
The Union’s last match before the international break is against Portland on Sunday, let’s see how their last game went.

Dániel Gazdag shows hints of his potential in Union debut
He played 28 minutes Sunday night after practicing just once with his new teammates.

MLS News

Carles Gil re-signs with the Revolution
Revolution fans rejoiced Monday morning after the New England Revolution announced that midfielder Carles Gil has signed a contract extension through the 2024 MLS season.

MLS Team of the Week: Portland, Cincinnati show big after Week 6 wins
The Portland Timbers have almost an entire starting XI’s worth of players on the injury shelf, though that didn’t stop the Western Conference side from pacing the Week 6 MLS Team of the Week.

27 Takeaways: One observation on every MLS team after Week 6
It was an eventful Week 6 in MLS that saw some surprising results, highlight-reel golazos and a couple of teams get their first wins of 2021. As usual, there’s plenty to take stock of coming of all the action.

U.S. Soccer News

USMNT 23-player Nations League roster revealed
Most of the players on the roster are in the process of reporting to USMNT’s training camp in preparation for their friendly against Switzerland on Sunday. The rest of the players who made the 23-player roster, like Christian Pulisic and Zack Steffen, will join the team in Switzerland before they head to Denver to prepare for their semifinal match against Honduras.