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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Jesus Bueno trains for first time with Union

MLS Power Rankings and Team of the Week, what will the the US lineup look like against Honduras and more in today’s links

Philadelphia Union News

Jesus Bueno arrives; trains for first time with Union
Bueno was announced by the Union on July 29th that the club had signed the midfielder from Deportivo Lara to a two-and-a- half-year contract with a club option for a third and fourth year in exchange for an undisclosed transfer fee.

MLS News

Power Rankings: Colorado Rapids, Nashville SC keep climbing after Week 23
The Union remain at number 11 in this week’s MLS Power Rankings.

MLS Team of the Week: LAFC roar back in Week 23
There were only nine games on tap during MLS Week 23 due to nine teams having byes, yet there still were plenty of leading performances to inform the Team of the Week.

How is Gerhard Struber being linked to the Premier League?
Struber’s name is hovering around the head coach role at Watford FC for the second time in as many years. As of early Monday he led listed betting odds to take over the suburban London club ahead of A-list names such as Frank Lampard and Eddie Howe, as the notoriously ruthless Watford board considers discarding Xisco.

U.S. Soccer News

McKennie dismissed by USMNT for two COVID protocol violations, including bringing unauthorized individual into bubble
McKennie’s off-field behavior has become a source of concern for club and country. The Juventus midfielder, who tested positive for COVID-19 last October, was suspended by then-manager Andrea Pirlo this past April for hosting a party that included teammates Paulo Dybala and Arthur.

Who will, and who should, the USMNT start vs. Honduras?
Injuries, and one high-profile suspension, have left the Americans missing several key pieces heading into Wednesday, and after managing just two draws from their first two Octagonal qualifiers, they will vie for their first win riding what will likely be a tiring bunch.

Rest of the World News

European Qualifiers: France and Denmark march on, Oranje hit six
The Netherlands won their key contest with Turkey while France, Denmark and Erling Haaland all starred on Wednesday night.