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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union look to bounce back against Orlando

Good Guy Jim, the Atomic Ant may be returning to Toronto, and more in today’s links

SOCCER: JUL 22 MLS - Philadelphia Union at Orlando City SC Photo by Joe Petro/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Philadelphia Union News

Know Your Enemy | Union begin Eastern Conference push against Orlando
Sunday’s match will be the second and final regular season meeting between Philadelphia Union and Orlando City SC with the Florida side claiming a 2-1 victory on July 22nd. Orlando jumped out to an early lead with Benji Michel with a 10th minute goal which was followed up by a Andres Perea in the second half to double the lead.

Pressing Points | Taking Care of Business
Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin discussed his plan of attack for the remaining 11 games of the regular season following the club’s disappointing 2‐0 loss to Club America in the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League Semifinals.

Hours after CCL exit, Jim Curtin says he gave two stranded Club América fans a ride to their hotel
“They were the nicest people, the nicest family and they were literally stuck and they said there were no Ubers,” Curtin said. “Someone was charging them $250. I asked where they were trying to go, they were going down to a hotel on Arch (and) I said ‘I’m going to the city’ so they did jump in.”

MLS News

Weekend Cheat Sheet: Your guide to watching MLS Week 26
We’re halfway through September, almost exactly 75 percent of the way through the regular season. Time is running out. Fates are crystalizing, and the MLS Cup Playoffs are coming into greater focus every single week.

Fabio’s two goals help Red Bulls rout Inter Miami CF
Carlos Miguel Coronel made one save as the Red Bulls (7-11-5, 26 points) cruised to just their second win in their last 14 matches (2-7-5).

Sebastian Giovinco, Toronto FC agree ‘in principle’ to bring striker back to the club
Schira adds that Giovinco and his agent will meet with TFC President Bill Manning in the coming days to close the deal, but an agreement in principle has already been reached. Giovinco has been a free agent since August 19 after parting ways with Al-Hilal — the team he joined in 2019 in a transfer from Toronto.

Justin Morrow to retire at the end of the 2021 season
The 34-year-old fullback spent the past eight seasons with TFC, ranking second all-time in appearances made, earning Best XI honours during the club’s 2017 Treble-winning season.

Landon Donovan interviews for RSL coaching job
The club has reportedly also spoken with Jason Kreis, Rob Valentino, and a number of other candidates as they search for a new head coach to fill the vacancy left by Freddy Juarez.

David Beckham increases Inter Miami ownership stake
Inter Miami CF announced on Friday that co-owners David Beckham and brothers Jorge and Jose Mas have completed their buyout of now former co-owners Marcelo Claure and Masayoshi Son.