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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Next up for the Union, Club America

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Club America v Philadelphia Union - CONCACAF Champions League 2021 Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images

Philadelphia Union News

Next Match | Union host Club America in final leg of Concacaf Champions League
Philadelphia Union is back in action for one of the biggest home matches in club history as they welcome Liga MX giant Club America to Subaru Park for the second leg of the Concacaf Champions League Semifinals on Wednesday, September 15th.

MLS News

Friday Takeaways: What we learned as Week 23 kicked off
Amid a busy week to kick off Concacaf World Cup Qualifying, MLS action resumed Friday night with four games that continued to shape the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs race.

Saturday Takeaways: What we learned from Week 23’s action
Orlando moved back into second place in the East, Vancouver won their fourth straight game and Colorado are closing in on the West’s top spot.

New York Red Bulls sign center back Issiar Drame
Drame was most recently with Olimpik Donetsk in Ukraine but has been a free agent since the summer. The 22-year-old center back made 18 league appearances with Donetsk last season as they finished 13th out of 14 teams and were relegated to the second tier.

US Soccer News

2022 CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying: Scouting Canada
This is the 37th all-time meeting between the two nations, with the USMNT holding a 16-9-11 advantage. Canada is rapidly becoming stronger, rolling through 2022 World Cup qualifying and reaching the semifinals of the recent Gold Cup. In the opening Octagonal match against Honduras, Les Rouges drew at home, 1-1, perhaps lucky to escape with a point.

Who will, and who should the USMNT start vs. Canada?
The potential return of Christian Pulisic should help a USMNT attack that struggled to generate chances against El Salvador, and he shouldn’t be the only new starter plugged into the front five to try and capitalize on Canada’s vulnerable backline.

Rest of the World News

European Qualifiers: Ukraine frustrate France, Netherlands cruise
France were forced to fight back to salvage a draw as an outstanding first-half strike from Ukraine’s Mykola Shaparenkoto threatened to shatter the Group D leaders’ unbeaten qualifying campaign. Elsewhere the Netherlands cruised to victory in Eindhoven and Turkey secured three points on the road. In Group F, Israel resisted an Austrian resurgence to stay second as Denmark increased their cushion at the top.