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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union head to Tennessee for first ever meeting with Nashville

Union face Nashville, MLS Weekend preview and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Know Your Enemy | Union visit Music City for the first time
Saturday night’s match will mark the first time the two sides have faced off after the 2020 pandemic schedule didn’t see the Union face off against the MLS newcomers. While the two haven’t met on the pitch, Nashville SC’s roster features three former Union players with David Accam (now on loan), Taylor Washington and CJ Sapong.

Quinn Sullivan’s bicycle-kick goal in his first MLS start was a dream moment for one of Philly soccer’s most famous families
His grandfather, Larry Sullivan, coached Union manager Jim Curtin at Villanova. His parents played at Penn, and Chris Albright is in the family, too. The 17-year-old’s career could surpass all theirs.

Leon Flach focused on Union after missing out on USMNT Gold Cup selection
Leon Flach has been one of the more impressive newcomers in MLS this season and despite not being named to the U.S. Men’s National Team Gold Cup roster, the midfielder is staying focused at the job at hand.

MLS News

Weekend cheat sheet: Your guide to the key Week 11 storylines
There’s a full weekend slate in MLS, valuable points at stake. Here’s your Week 11 cheat sheet.

Rest of the World News

Mexico names their squad for the Gold Cup
Mexico is going with a very close to an A squad, as a combination of the best available in the senior national team in addition to the players that didn’t make the U24 squad that will be playing the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Euro 2020 Rewind: Italy ousts Belgium, Spain advances on penalties
Italy has been one of the main surprises at the 2020 European Championship and that trend continued on Friday after Roberto Mancini’s side advanced to the tournament’s semifinal round.

Copa America 2021 Rewind: Peru outlasts Paraguay, Brazil edges past Chile
A rollercoaster affair and a tense tussle. The first pair of quarterfinal showdowns at Copa America 2021 was pure theater.