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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Curtin speaks on Club America preparation

Curtin speaks, USA comes back to beat Honduras and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Pressing Points | Curtin: “All or nothing now”
A 12 day gap between matches means Head Coach Jim Curtin expects his team to bring their best when they kick off a ScotiaBank Concacaf Champions League semifinal showdown against Club América on September 15.

Concacaf News

USMNT overcome horrendous first half to pick up first World Cup qualifying win at Honduras
The United States men’s national team pulled off an unlikely 4-1 away win in Honduras for their first victory in this World Cup qualifying cycle. After a horrendous first half that saw them down 1-0 with very little hope of creating anything, major halftime changes flipped the match on its head.

Nicholson goal helps Jamaica secure draw at Costa Rica
Costa Rica went ahead early, but Jamaica found an answer to force the teams to split a point in a 1-1 draw Wednesday at the Estadio Nacional in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Corona’s late strike hands Mexico a point in Panama
For the third consecutive World Cup cycle, Panama and Mexico played to a draw in the Final Round of Concacaf World Cup qualification at the Estadio Rommel Fernandez, with the two squads battling to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday night.

Canada attack hits stride to down El Salvador
Canada finished the first month of the Final Round of Concacaf World Cup qualification for Qatar 2022 with its undefeated record from the first and second rounds still intact, beating El Salvador 3-0 to finish September with five points.

Rest of the World News

European Qualifiers: Italy, Germany purr, England hauled back
The goals flowed for Italy and Germany but England and Sweden saw their 100% records disappear.

Man City face goalkeeper crisis as Brazil players hit with Premier League ban
Eight Premier League players could miss the weekend’s fixtures after sources told ESPN the Brazilian FA invoked a FIFA rule that prevents players from featuring for their clubs if they are not released for international duty.