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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union to open 2021 home schedule against Miami

Union to open 2021 in Columbus, Champions League results and more in today’s links



Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union opening season at defending MLS Cup winners
The game will be broadcast live on FS1 and FOX Deportes at 5:30 p.m. and will mark the fourth straight time the Union have to go to the Crew’s turf to play the Eastern Conference rivals.

Philadelphia Union Announce 2021 Home Opener
The Union will go on to host Inter Miami CF in the club’s 2021 home opener the following weekend on Saturday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET on PHL17 with a pregame show beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Pressing Points: Chemistry and Goals
Ahead of Philadelphia Union travelling to Clearwater, Florida for phase two of preseason, Head Coach Jim Curtin met with the media to provide team updates. Here are some of the key takeaways.

MLS News

MLS announces 2021 season home openers for all 27 clubs; season kicks off April 16
Major League Soccer’s 26th season will kick off on Friday, April 16 with all five national broadcast partners showcasing matches on their networks, including the highly anticipated first match of expansion side Austin FC, the league announced Wednesday.

Five MLS 2021 season Week 1 to be excited for
Austin’s first game, Union at Crew, and Josef Martinez returning against Orlando.

FC Cincinnati completes transfer for Acosta
Acosta has two goals and an assist in 23 appearances with Atlas in the 2020-21 Liga MX season. He’s an MLS veteran, logging four seasons with D.C. United, most recently in 2019. During his time there, he notched 24 goals and 28 assists in 126 appearances.

U.S. Soccer News

Striker Jordan Siebatcheu decides to represent the USA
Siebatcheu is currently on loan with BSC Young Boys from Stade Rennais. He has 12 goals this season with the Swiss club and is having an impact for the team in its Europa League run.

Rest of the World News

UCL Rewind: PSG eliminates Barcelona, Liverpool topples RB Leipzig
Down 4-1 on aggregate before the match began, Kylian Mbappe put an end to Barcelona’s dreams of a comeback from the penalty spot in the 30th minute. It was his fourth goal of the two-legged tie after registering a hat trick in Spain three weeks ago.

Hello Union fans! My name is Alex and I've been doing the daily links post for Brotherly Game since the 2016 season. You'll find me on here with all the biggest news stories in MLS and around the world. I also live tweet many of the Union games, and I'm a season ticket hold in section 102. Stop by and say hi!

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