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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union use second half rout to leave Atlanta with win

Union win, MLS Power Rankings and more in today’s links



Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union on the brink of Champions League semifinal after 3-0 win in Atlanta
Andre Blake bailed them out in the first half and the offense kicked in with three massive second half away goals.

MLS News

Power Rankings: Inter Miami surge, Minnesota United sink after Week 2
The Union drop two places and find themselves in the six spot for the MLS Power Rankings.

MLS Team of the Week: Chicharito electric, Austin FC make history in Week 2
The LA Galaxy are rolling in the Greg Vanney era’s early days, with star striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez emerging with a hat trick to pace the Week 2 of the Team of the Week.

Toronto FC completes trade with Orlando City SC for more allocation money
Toronto FC announced today that the club has acquired $200,000 in General Allocation Money—or in other words salary cap space—from Orlando City SC in exchange for an international roster spot. This is the second time in the past week that the Reds have acquired GAM for an international roster spot as last week they acquired $225,000 from FC Dallas.

Rest of the World News

Toronto FC fall 3-1 to commanding Cruz Azul
Brayan Angulo Tenorio gave Cruz Azul the lead twice in the first half, and the Mexican side powered to a 3-1 win over Toronto FC in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal in Tampa.

Christian Pulisic first U.S. male to score in Champions League semi as Chelsea, Real draw
The goal was also Pulisic’s fifth in the Champions League, moving him ahead of DaMarcus Beasley on the all-time U.S. men’s scoring list in European football’s premier competition.

Bayern appoint Nagelsmann as manager to replace Treble-winning Flick
Nagelsmann, 33, is considered one of the best young managers in the game and has signed a deal with the Bundesliga champions through to 2026. Bayern have paid compensation to Leipzig, which sources have told ESPN is a record fee for a manager, eclipsing the €15 million Chelsea paid Porto for Andre Villas-Boas in 2011.

Jesse Marsch linked to RB Leipzig switch in wake of Nagelsmann’s Bayern move
A move to RB Leipzig would reunited Marsch with Tyler Adams, who he coached at the Red Bulls, and would make him the third American to coach in the Bundesliga, following David Wagner, who managed Schalke, and current Stuttgart manager and fellow American Pellegrino Matarazzo.

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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