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December 11, 2017 03:21 UTC
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Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/11/17

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New week, new links.

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union announce protected list
These are the 11 players that LAFC won't be getting from the Union.

MLS News

MLS announces available players for selection in Expansion Draft
The Los Angeles Football Club will have the opportunity to select up to five players during the Expansion Draft as they prepare for their 2018 debut.

Philadelphia Union announce protected list

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These are the 11 players that LAFC won't be getting from the Union

The Philadelphia Union announced their list of the eleven players they would protect during the 2017 Expansion Draft. Players signed via the Homegrown Player and Generation adidas mechanisms are automatically protected.

Protected: Alejandro Bedoya, Andre Blake, Jack Elliott, Marcus Epps, Fabinho, Fabian Herbers, Ilsinho, Haris Medunjanin, Fafa Picault, Keegan Rosenberry, CJ Sapong, Anthony Fontana (Homegrown Player), Derrick Jones (Homegrown Player), Adam Najem (Homegrown Player), Auston Trusty (Homegrown Player), and Josh Yaro (Generation adidas).

MLS TAM news provides an opportunity for Sugarman to show intent

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The optional TAM increase is the first place Jay Sugarman can finally prove he's committed to this team

I'm really tired of all the talking. Really I'm just tired of Jay Sugarman saying he's "open to spending." However, for those out there like me that are tired of lip service, there's some intriguing news.

Stanford, Indiana advance to College Cup final

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Stanford made it three title game appearances in a row with a 2-0 win over Akron while Indiana's 18th shutout of the season put them back in the final for the first time since 2012

Indiana and Stanford, the top two defensive teams in college soccer, showed why they've been so hard to break down all season on Friday night at Talen Energy Stadium as both shut down their opponents to advance to Sunday's national title match.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/9/17

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Weekend links on MLS Cup weekend.

Philadelphia Union News

Assessing Philadelphia Union's inconsistent 2017 campaign
The Philadelphia Union had an inconsistent 2017. There were many problems; the players, coaches and front office failed. Here's PSN's assessment.

Reading United represented at College Cup in Akron, North Carolina squads

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Akron teammates Ben Lundt and Nate Brown and North Carolina Tar Heels Jelani Pieters and Will Campbell have all spent time with the Philadelphia Union's PDL affiliate

When the four teams remaining in the quest for a college soccer championship arrived in town earlier this week, most were coming to Chester and Talen Energy Stadium for the very first time.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/8/17

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Philadelphia Union News

The 12 days of Union Kits-mas
In the history of the Philadelphia Union franchise, the team has worn a total of 12 official jerseys.

MLS News

Houston Dynamo complete full transfer for Juan David Cabezas
After spending 2017 on loan, Dynamo sign Colombian midfielder.

Lancaster native looks to end Stanford career with a third title

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Drew Skundrich and the Cardinal face Akron tonight at 6 p.m. at Talen Energy Stadium

After winning college soccer's biggest prize in 2015 and 2016, Lancaster native Drew Skundrich is back in Pennsylvania with Stanford this weekend aiming for a third straight title.

"I'm super excited for the opportunity, very thankful to still be playing, get back to the third final four," Skundrich said in an interview at the Talen Energy Stadium with Brotherly Game and Dillon Friday of Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer on Thursday.

Indiana head coach aims for family redemption at College Cup

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Indiana head coach Todd Yeagley's dad coached an Indiana team that lost the 1976 College Cup final at Franklin Field

Indiana head coach Todd Yeagley has never coached a game in Philadelphia but 41 years ago there was a different Yeagley on the sideline when Indiana played San Francisco for the College Cup final at Franklin Field.

Local Soccer Notebook: ‘Boss’ retires, Messiah wins No. 11

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West Chester native Andrew O'Malley reflects on his former head coach; Messiah College wins another national championship

College soccer legend Bobby Clark has coached hundreds of players in his career spanning four decades, but only one can claim to have scored the game-winning goal that brought him his first and only College Cup title in 2013.

Philadelphia Union U19s close out 2017 with strong showing in Florida

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The U19 team picked up seven points in three games at the Development Academy Winter Showcase

The Philadelphia Union U19 team closed out the first half of its 2017-18 season with a strong showing in Florida last weekend, picking up seven points in three matches.

Beyond just the points earned in the standings - they go into the break in second place in the Atlantic Division with a 10-2-2 record - it was the style of play that impressed head coach Jeff Cook most about the team at the annual U.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/7/17

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Interview with Ernie Stewart, MLS news, and more in the links.

Philadelphia Union News

Earnie Stewart, One-on-One: On Escobar's death, USMNT's culture and the Union's ambitions
The Philadelphia sporting director and ex-USMNT international dishes on scoring that fateful goal in 1994, the USMNT missing the 2018 World Cup and more.

Why I still care

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While I can't tell you why you should care about the Union, I can tell you why I do.

Yesterday I did an open question and answer session via the Brotherly Game Twitter account. This is nothing new - I've done these surreptitiously over my tenure and always love interacting with our readers and fellow Philadelphia Union fans.

Drew Moor almost signed with the Union

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The Toronto FC center back was apparently this close to coming to Philadelphia in 2016.

According to a report in yesterday's Toronto Sun, Toronto FC center back Drew Moor was very close to signing for the Philadelphia Union in 2016. While this isn't entirely new news, the details provided from Moor are new and newsworthy.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/6/17

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Union news, MLS moves, and Champions League Results

Philadelphia Union News

Fabian Herbers training with German third division club
Herbers' future with the Philadelphia Union remains uncertain.

‘THEY WEREN'T VERY HAPPY': TFC's Moor nearly landed in Philly
Philadelphia piqued Moor's interest "big time" given his wife, a Jersey native, had family nearby.