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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Who are the best dribblers and crossers in MLS this season?

Union offense struggling, USMNT roster updates and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Union Offense Struggling to Produce
Forwards Kacper Przybylko and Sergio Santos have been nonexistent in the last five league games and have truly failed to create scoring opportunities and dangerous attacks. The lack of production from these two players has cost the team offensively and put the Union in bad spots in the 2nd half of games.

MLS News

Who’s the best dribbler in MLS? What the 2021 data says
According to data coming from Stats Perform with a minimum of 50 dribbles attempted, the leader by a good margin is CF Montréal’s Victor Wanyama, who gets the most bang for his buck. He’s completed 39 of his 52 attempted dribbles – good for a league-leading success rate of 75 percent.

What a ball! The best crossers in MLS, according to 2021 data
According to data from Stats Perform with a minimum of 40 crosses attempted, New York City FC left back Gudi Thórarinsson leads MLS — by a lot, completing 19 of his 42 open crosses for a crossing accuracy of 45.24, a full 10% higher than the second-best crosser of the ball.

U.S. Soccer News

USMNT Updates: McKennie sent home, Yueill called in as replacement, Dest ruled out for Honduras
The USMNT has called in no other roster replacements, which is a surprise, particularly in the attack, where the team was already missing Tim Weah, who was on the initial pre-camp roster and never replaced after being injured with Lille, and will now be without Reyna.