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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union hold firm in latest MLS Power Rankings despite loss

MLS unveils their All Star jerseys, Montreal withdraws from potentially hosting a World Cup game and more in today’s links

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MLS News

MLS Power Rankings: Sporting Kansas City, Nashville SC moving up after Week 11
The Union remain at the six spot in the latest MLS Power Rankings.

MLS Lights Up the Night with 2021 All-Star Game Jerseys
The patterns on the front of the jersey are inspired by art deco architecture found around the city of Los Angeles, and are made up of stars and maple leaves to represent both the United States and Canada.

Six USMNT MLSers to watch at the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup
The vast majority (19) of the USMNT’s 23-man roster competes in MLS, with many enjoying key roles for their respective teams during the 2021 season.

Atlanta United adds midfielder Amar Sejdic in trade with CF Montreal
With Emerson Hyndman out for the year with a torn ACL and Franco Ibarra week-to-week with an injured hamstring, Atlanta United is desperately in need of bodies who can play box-to-box.

LA Galaxy sign Julian Araujo to U22 initiative contract extension
Araujo, 19, signed his first professional deal ahead of the 2019 season and grew into a regular with the Galaxy. He has made 45 career MLS appearances, including starting 10 of his side’s 11 matches so far in 2021. The energetic right back, who can also play wingback or right midfield, is the first homegrown defender signed to a U-22 initiative contract.

How all 27 MLS clubs are impacted by international call-ups in July
The Concacaf Gold Cup begins July 10, with nearly 60 players from MLS clubs set to feature. The Tokyo Summer Olympics beckon, too.

Rest of the World News

Euro 2020 Rewind: Italy beats Spain in penalty shootout to reach final
A 1-1 scoreline after 120 minutes moved the game to spot kicks, where Gianluigi Donnarumma’s save on Álvaro Morata set up Jorginho’s winner to send the Italians to Sunday’s final.

Montreal withdraws from FIFA World Cup 2026 host bidding, citing lack of funding
Montreal said Tuesday that the Quebec provincial government had withdrawn its support.