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Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/7/16

Let's start the weekend with some links.



Philadelphia Union News

Getting to know Kevin Kratz
Three weeks ago, the Union signed Kevin Kratz to their roster and we haven’t heard much from the German midfielder since then. But after training on Wednesday afternoon, Kratz was introduced to the Philadelphia press and shared a little about himself.

How Union GK Andre Blake conquered hurdles to become a star
Interesting read on Andre Blake’s journey to stardom.

MLS News

Major League Soccer chief Don Garber hopes Bastian Schweinsteiger arrives
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber has told kicker that Bastian Schweinsteiger would be welcomed.

Who would make up an MLS Homegrown XI? A pretty impressive group
Major League Soccer's Homegrown rule is far from perfect, but it's a decent base line to judge how far our domestic top flight has grown.

US Soccer News

48-team World Cup would be a boost to CONCACAF’s chances of hosting in 2026
Want to host the 2026 World Cup in the United States? Expanding to 48 teams would make it more likely.

Megan Rapinoe explains why she kneels for the national anthem
The U.S. women's national team and Seattle Reign star has drawn national attention after deciding to kneel during the national anthem for both club and country games.

Rest of the World News

UEFA review – Italy and Spain play to draw; Wales settle for point at Austria
A late Daniele De Rossi penalty for Italy rescued a 1-1 draw with Spain in World Cup qualifying at Juventus Stadium on Thursday.

Ecuador thrash Chile Uruguay cruise in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying
Ecuador thrashed two-time defending Copa America champions Chile 3-0 in CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying on Thursday.

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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