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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Curtin talks ahead of game in Chicago

Know your enemy: Chicago, USWNT add games to Olympic prep, and the Europa League Final is set

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Philadelphia Union News

Know Your Enemy | Windy City bound looking for win
Chicago Fire FC too has gotten off to a slow start in its 2021 MLS campaign with back-to-back losses after collecting a draw against New England in the opener. Chicago’s latest match saw them leave Red Bulls Arena with a 2-0 loss to NYRB.

Unchartered territory for Philadelphia Union increases need for reinforcements
The Union being in the Concacaf Champions League semifinals is as real as the team’s lack of depth.

Pressing Points | CCL glory but attention turns to the Fire
Ahead of their game against Chicago Fire FC on Saturday, Head Coach Jim Curtin took to the media to provide updates.

MLS News

Four MLS head coaches who could thrive in Europe
The Philadelphia Union boss may be the most suitable candidate to follow Marsch’s path to Europe because he ticks all the requisite boxes for success in the modern game.

US Soccer News

USWNT to face Portugal, Jamaica, Nigeria in 2021 WNT Summer Series
The U.S. Women’s National Team has added a trio of summer friendlies as added preparation for the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics this July.

Rest of the World News

Villarreal oust Arsenal, set up Europa League final vs. Manchester United
Villarreal held out for a 0-0 draw on a nerve-jangling night at Arsenal on Thursday to reach the Europa League final 2-1 on aggregate as visiting manager Unai Emery returned to haunt the London club that sacked him in 2019.

Manchester United reach Europa League final with aggregate rout of Roma
Manchester United will play in the Europa League final despite losing 3-2 to AS Roma in their semifinal second leg on Thursday night, but advancing 8-5 on aggregate.