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Scouting the Union’s April schedule, remodeling the U.S. Open Cup after March Madness and more in today’s links



Philadelphia Union News

Union Youth add Phil Griffiths as Youth Director of Coaching
Griffiths has spent the past three years as the Zone 1 Boys Director for Penn Fusion Soccer Academy in West Chester, PA so he knows Philly soccer and the attitude its players bring to the sport. 

Scouting the Schedule | April
The opening month of the Union’s slate has been known the longest for the Union faithful with it being announced two weeks ago on March 10th. While most MLS teams only have two contests to navigate in April, you might have heard that the 2020 Supporters’ Shield winners have some extra matches due to the 2021 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League.

MLS News

D.C. United signs forward Nigel Robertha from Levski Sofia
The 23-year-old native of the Netherlands has signed a deal through the 2023 season (with a club-held option for 2024), with United using Targeted Allocation Money to complete the deal.

Sounders unveil ‘The Jimi Hendrix Kit’
The swirling psychedelic pattern and pops of purple, orange and yellow are a combination previously unseen on a soccer kit and are all references to Hendrix’s distinct style.

U.S. Soccer News

Sergiño Dest, Brenden Aaronson, Sebastian Lletget shine bright in 4-1 USMNT victory
The USMNT, who entered the match as Concacaf’s 2nd highest FIFA-ranked team, put on a fun display of soccer against a team that they will definitely see down the road during World Cup qualifying and possibly at the Gold Cup this summer.

Remodel The U.S. Open Cup After March Madness With These 4 Changes
The Open Cup follows the tradition of other cup competitions around the globe in opening the door to teams from all levels of the game. But it’s also a uniquely American event. So why not model it after the most successful American knockout competition of all, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament?

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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