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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Glesnes thunderbolt propels him to MLS Team of the Week

MLS Team of the Week, MLS announces a new youth focused league and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Jakob Glesnes named to MLS Team of the Week
Glesnes earned the spot on the team after netting his second viral goal in as many years with the equalizing goal on the road at Atlanta United FC. The goal in the 93rd minute was the club’s latest of the season and gave the Union another road point with the 2-2 result.

Columbus Crew sends off Crew Stadium with win against the Chicago Fire
The Union are back at it again tomorrow night against Columbus, let’s see how their last game went.

Union centerback Jakob Glesnes has the green light to attack. He went into overdrive to score an epic goal.
It was a play that Union fans will remember for a long time, and another terrific chapter in the budding feud between the Union and Atlanta.

MLS News

MLS to launch new lower-division league in 2022
The league itself, which has yet to be given a name, is aimed to bridge the gap between youth academies and first-team rosters, the league announced on Monday. It is expected to include roughly 20 teams in its first year, including several MLS-operated teams currently playing in the USL Championship and USL League One.

MLS Team of the Week: New England Revolution steal the show in Week 8
The Eastern Conference leaders earned a dramatic 3-2 road victory at New York City FC Saturday, one that reinforced why goalkeeper Matt Turner is pushing for more US men’s national team minutes. Turner stopped a first-half penalty kick from Taty Castellanos, then made a season-high seven saves – including several point-blank ones.

27 Takeaways: One observation on every MLS team after Week 8
MLS is back in action coming off the June international break and there was plenty to take stock of following our first full slate of games in three weeks. Here’s this week’s edition of 27 Takeaways, one for every MLS team, as the season gets back rolling.

Houston’s Christian Ramirez nearing Aberdeen FC transfer
Ramirez, 30, has found playing time hard to come by this year with Houston, making just one start and a further five substitute appearances. He has one goal in 89 minutes.

Rest of the World News

Euro 2020 Rewind: Belgium, Netherlands win to capture Group B, C respectively
Another pair of groups came to a closer at the 2020 European Championship on Monday with Belgium and the Netherlands both winning to clinch top spots.

Copa America 2021 Rewind: Argentina blanks Paraguay, Chile and Uruguay tie
For the second straight game, Argentina scored off an early goal. For the second straight game, Lionel Messi helped make it happen.

Manchester City preparing £100m offer to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham
Kane, 27, has informed Spurs of his desire to leave this summer, with City leading Manchester United and Chelsea in the race for his signature.