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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union draw with Atlanta enough to advance to semifinals

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



MLS News

Power Rankings: NYCFC, RSL rise, SKC fall after Week 3
The Union fall to seventh in this week’s MLS Power Rankings.

Alexandre Pato Out 3-6 Weeks After Knee Procedure
The recovery could keep him out of training until as long as June 15, which would put him on a timeline to return — worst case scenario — around the July 3 match vs. New York Red Bulls or July 8 at Chicago.

How Seattle look so good, so early with their new formation
After three games, Seattle sit atop of the Supporters’ Shield rankings with seven points and a plus-seven goal difference. First, it was the 4-0 win over Minnesota United FC on opening weekend. Then it was a 1-1 draw at Bob Bradley’s LAFC. Then it was 3-0 win against Chicharito and the LA Galaxy.

Crew head coach Caleb Porter fined after comments regarding CONCACAF officiating
Despite 19 fouls for the visitors, Monterrey was shown only one yellow card in the match, while the Black & Gold, who were whistled for six fouls by center official Juan Gabriel Calderon, received two yellow cards. One of those cards was to midfielder Lucas Zelarayan for accidentally stepping on an opponent’s foot while dribbling, which will see him miss the second leg.

U.S. Soccer News

FOX Sports Becomes the Home of South American National Team Soccer with Long-Term Conmebol Deal
FOX Sports’ six-year agreement with CONMEBOL kicks off this June with the CONMEBOL Copa América 2021 event in a massive ‘Summer of Soccer’ for the network.

Rest of the World News

Toronto FC eliminated from Champions League contention in 1-0 defeat to Cruz Azul
Toronto FC could not find the miracle comeback, falling 1-0 to Cruz Azul—4-1 on aggregate—ending their CONCACAF Champion’s League campaign.

Man City beat PSG to reach first-ever Champions League final with Mahrez goals
Without Kylian Mbappe, who was so important in wins away at Barcelona and Bayern Munich in previous rounds, benched due to a calf injury which kept him out of Saturday’s 2-1 win over Lens, PSG lacked that killer touch in attack.

Roma cause a shock as Jose Mourinho appointed manager
Jose Mourinho has made a surprise return to football after being announced as the new AS Roma manager for next season, signing a three-year contract.

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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