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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union face Orlando to begin Florida road trip

Union midfield conundrum, Orlando City has new owners, and the good and the bad for every MLS team so far this year

Orlando City SC v Philadelphia Union - MLS Is Back Tournament Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

Philadelphia Union News

Know Your Enemy | Union travel to Orlando for Eastern Conference showdown
Sitting only one point behind the Union, Orlando City SC are looking to for their first win since June 25th with losses to New York Red Bull and Chicago Fire FC. Over the weekend Oscar Pareja’s side battled back for a 1-1 draw at Toronto FC with a penalty kick equalizer from Nani.

The Union’s road trip to Orlando and Miami is one of their toughest left this year
It’s a two-games-in-four-days road trip to Florida’s summer swelter, starting with a nationally televised visit Thursday to what will likely be a rather ornery Orlando City.

Union face midfielder conundrum heading into Florida trip
The Philadelphia Union have seen several midfielders log minutes this season during both MLS and Concacaf Champions League play, but head coach Jim Curtin will have major decisions to make with his squad ahead of a first trip to Florida.

MLS News

MLS Scoreboard: Timbers grab late win vs. LAFC, Revs rout Inter Miami, and more
On a night when six other matches ended in draws, Portland Timbers striker Felipe Mora made sure the fans at Providence Park went home with something to celebrate while leaving Los Angeles FC was left with nothing but disappointment.

Wilf Family Officially Completes Purchase of Orlando City, Orlando Pride
The sale reported back in May was finally made official today and includes a minority stake now held by Orlando Magic owners, the DeVos family.

The good & the bad from every MLS team thus far in 2021
It needs to be said that all of this is built upon having one of the league’s best goalkeepers, one of the league’s best center-back pairings, and one of the league’s best defensive midfield rotations. So it’s not like the cupboard’s bare, but damn… what the Union have done as a club this season is impressive.