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Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/22/16

It's Friday everyone. The weekend beckons and with it comes another Union game, but before we get there we have fresh links.

Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Keegan Rosenberry emerging as leader for younger players
The 3rd overall pick from this year's draft gets a thorough profile. It's nice to see the Union taking advantage of all the high draft picks they had this year as Rosenberry and Fabian Herbers have made great contributions to the team this year and Josh Yaro had a fine debut last game.

Why it's time to start paying attention to Philadelphia Union
Metro has an article explaining why you should believe in the Union's good start to the season.

MLS News

MLS announces new deal with Fuji TV, expands Le Sports partnership
MLS has new deals with China and Japan to broadcast the league in those countries. This deal will include broadcasting the playoffs and MLS Cup final in those countries.

St. Louis and Sacramento 'front-runners' for MLS expansion
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber says St. Louis and Sacramento are the leading candidates for the next round of expansion. I like Sacramento's plans and I've read and posted a lot about it, much more than I have about St Louis.

Disciplinary Committee suspends Nocerino, Olsen; panel rescinds Wahl ban
MLS has posted this weeks Disciplinary Committee decisions. They include the ruling and video of the incidents which neat to see as you can see why the fines and suspensions were given.


United States to play first-ever friendly with Puerto Rico in Copa tune up
The United States men’s national team will face off against the island commonwealth for the first time in its history on May 22. The game will be in Puerto Rico and will be the first of three warm up games before this summer's Copa America.

Pay Disparity in U.S. Soccer? It’s Complicated
The New York Times has a very in depth look at the pay dispute going on between the United States Soccer Federation and the United States Women's National Team.

Christian Pulisic making case for United States' Copa America squad
Jurgen Klinsman is finding a hard time thinking of reasons not to include Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic, as his rise at Dortmund this year as lead to his push to be included in this year's tournament.

Rest of the World News

Choosing sides in Tel Aviv
Really fascinating interview on American and former MLSer with the Columbus Crew, Aaron Schoenfeld's journey to play in Israel, and the local derby in Tel Aviv between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Tel Aviv. Highly recommended.

That's it for today, enjoy the weekend.