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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Curtin has Union get back to basics in practices

Rivalry Week preview, Ronaldo makes shock return to Manchester United, and more in today’s links

Training at the Power Training Complex on August 27, 2021
Matt Ralph

Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin has the Union go ‘back to basics’ to fix the team’s sputtering attack
“We have to improve the amount of chances we’re creating in a game,” Curtin said ahead of Saturday’s visit to D.C. United, and he didn’t just mean shots.

MLS News

Weekend Cheat Sheet: Your guide to Week 22, Rivalry Week edition
Right after this week’s All-Star game and skills competition, MLS is heading into a big week of games.

Whitecaps fire head coach Marc Dos Santos
The news came after the Whitecaps (5-7-8) suffered a 4-3 upset loss to Canadian Premier League side Pacific FC on Thursday, crashing out of the Canadian Championship for the second time under Dos Santos’ leadership.

Freddy Juarez joining Sounders staff, source confirms
Juarez is leaving RSL and appears set to be Schmetzer’s newest assistant coach.

Minnesota signs Fanendo Adi
Adi’s last spell came in the pandemic stricken 2020 season where he suited up for the Columbus Crew and played a total of 12 matches with the club between the regular season and MLS Is Back Tournament.

Rest of the World News

Cristiano Ronaldo agrees to Manchester United return
Cristiano Ronaldo has left Juventus and will return to Manchester United, the Premier League club announced on Friday, in a €15 million deal with a potential further €8m in add-ons, according to ESPN sources.

Europa League draw: Lazio, Galatasaray, Marseille in same group; Leicester to face Napoli
West Ham United return to European football under David Moyes for the first time since 2006 and were drawn in Group H with Dinamo Zagreb, Genk and Rapid Vienna.