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Chelsea extends EPL lead, MLS rumors: Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/18/16

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Philadelphia Union News

Union notes: not your typical Friday news dump
It looks like at least two Union players will receive national team call ups in the coming days.

MLS News

Orlando City bringing The Wall to Major League Soccer
Orlando City are in the process of building a new stadium, and the MLS club is emulating the eight-time Bundesliga champions by erecting their very own wall, a steep section at the end of the stadium for supporters groups that will be the first safe-standing section in an MLS stadium.

All signs pointing towards D.C. United acquiring Jose Guillermo Ortiz
It looks like the Black-and-Red have bolstered an already potent attack.

Roy Miller Linked to the Timbers
David Guzman may not be the only player from Deportivo Saprissa coming to Portland this winter. A report from Teletica in Costa Rica links the Costa Rican centerback and and left back Roy Miller.

Report: Jacob Peterson close to signing with Atlanta United
The free agent forward was apparently in the city finalizing his deal.

US Soccer News

Projecting the USA January camp roster
Bruce Arena will officially begin his second go-round as U.S. coach with the start of the January national team camp. Goal USA's Ives Galarcep projects the squad he will call in.

Rest of the World News

Chelsea extend lead at top as Leicester fight back and Sunderland win
Chelsea equalled a club-record run of 11 consecutive league victories with a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

RB Leipzig beat Hertha Berlin to move top as Bayern Munich clash looms
RB Leipzig returned to the top of the Bundesliga for at least a night and set up a midweek battle with Bayern Munich for top spot heading into 2017 thanks to a 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin.