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December 5, 2016 12:01 UTC
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Three MLS players the Union could target

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With teams making their personnel decisions, here are three options that would be a potential fit in the 2017 Union squad.

Let's be clear. None of the players mentioned below are in anyway linked to the club, but with more and more contract decisions being made around the league, there is a strong sense of who may be available this off-season.

Eight players with local ties named DIII All-Americans

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Thirty-three players received all-region honors

Eight players with ties to the region have been named DIII All-Americans by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Rowan University landed two players on the list with sophomore forward Shane Doherty (Delran, N.J.) making the first team and sophomore defender Will Sjaastad appearing on the second team.

Philadelphia Union Academy defender commits to Drexel

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Patrick Murphy is staying close to home for college

Philadelphia Union Academy defender Patrick Murphy is staying close to home to play college soccer.

Murphy, of Lansdale, Pa., announced his decision on Twitter earlier this week.

I am extremely excited to announce that I have verbally committed to play soccer at Drexel University.

Pareja MLS Coach of the Year, Guzan return to MLS?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/2/16

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Some links to get you to the weekend.

MLS News

FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja named MLS Coach of the Year
Pareja led FCD to two titles in 2017.

Report: Fire deal Sean Johnson to Atlanta United
Men in Red begin their annual pursuit of allocation money by dealing fan favorite to expansion club.

Local duo eyeing DIII national championship with Tufts University

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Tufts will play St. Thomas (Minn.) at 11 a.m. Friday

Unsure a few weeks ago whether their season would continue, Tufts University has gone from bubble team to one win away from playing for a second national championship in three years, thanks in part to a couple players from the Philadelphia region.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/1/16

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Some links to start the last month of 2016.

Philadelphia Union News

FINALS: Goal of the Year Barnetta vs. Herbers
We're done to the finals for goal of the year as Fabian Herber's first career goal goes up against Tranquillo Barnetta's long range bomb.

Keegan Rosenberry and Alejandro Bedoya Predicted For a USMNT January Camp Invite
When the United States Men's National Team decided to make a change replacing Jurgen Klinsmann with Bruce Arena it was expected that there could be a shakeup with the USMNT roster and give more players an opportunity to make their case for a roster spot.

Tomas Romero, El Salvador U17s qualify for CONCACAF Championship

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The Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper started in 2-1 win over Belize

Philadelphia Union Academy goalkeeper Tomas Romero and the El Salvador U17 team booked a spot in the CONCACAF U17 Championship next spring with a third place finish in the Central American qualifying tournament in Costa Rica.

Union U16s draw Red Bulls in GA Cup qualifier

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Red Bulls earned an extra point in the standings with a PK win after a 3-3 draw on Sunday

Daniel Bloyou scored a hat trick but the Philadelphia Union Academy U16 team failed to gain ground in the standings after a 3-3 draw and penalty kick loss in Generation adidas Cup play to the New York Red Bulls in North Jersey on Sunday.

Semifinalists for MAC Hermann trophy announced

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Nine seniors, four juniors and two sophomores in the running for college soccer's player of the year trophy

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America released the list of semifinalists for the annual Player of the Year award for college soccer on Tuesday.

The men's list includes the son of a former USMNT star and seven internationals.

Predicting the USMNT roster, Jermaine Jones a free agent?: Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/30/16

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Hump Day links!

Philadelphia Union News

SEMIFINALS: Goal of the Year
We're down to the Semifinals for the Union's 2016 Goal of the Year.

MLS News

Game Preview: Eastern Conference Final Leg 2 - Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact
Here's a preview for tonight's final leg of the Eastern Conference Final between Montreal and Toronto.

McGann called up to U.S. U17 team for Nike Friendlies

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The Union Academy defender and his former teammate C.J. dos Santos are in the squad

Rayshaun McGann will be rejoining the United States U17 team for the 13th annual Nike International Friendlies in Lakewood Ranch, Florida this week.

McGann was one of 20 players called into head coach John Hackworth's squad for matches against Portugal, Turkey and Brazil.

Denver, Providence & Five ACC teams advance to Elite Eight in NCAA Tournament

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Play resumes Friday and Saturday night

Providence continued its unlikely run through the postseason with a 2-1 win over conference rivals Creighton on Saturday night to advance to the Elite Eight for the second time in three seasons.

Fresh off their upset of unbeaten top seed Maryland, the Friars again fell behind early on a ninth-minute goal from Joel Rydstrand, but leading goalscorer Julian Gressel leveled the score in the 21st minute with his 15th goal of the season.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/29/16

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Enjoy your Tuesday links.

Philadelphia Union News

QUARTERFINALS: Goal of the Year
We've seen a lot of beautiful goals this year and now it's time to vote for the 2016 Philadelphia Union Goal of the Year.

MLS News

Seattle Sounders further proving that the MLS regular season really doesn't matter
The Seattle Sounders are headed to their first MLS Cup without Clint Dempsey, Obafemi Martins, or Sigi Schmid.

2016 player review: CJ Sapong

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Our player review series finishes up with the man up top.

2016 Summary: CJ Sapong had a bit of a breakout year in 2015, and he looked likely to follow that form in 2016. When the Union added players like Chris Pontius, Ilsinho, and Roland Alberg, conventional wisdom said that Sapong would have all of the offensive support he needed to continue his upward trajectory.

Report: Philadelphia Union makes offer for Colombian striker

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I wouldn't buy a jersey with his name on it just yet though.

The Philadelphia Union have reportedly made an offer for Colombian striker Dario Rodriguez. The 21 year old Colombian striker currently plays for Atlético Bucaramanga in Colombia's Categoría Primera A (first division), however his rights are owned by Santa Fe.