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Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/27/16

Enjoy the links on your Hump Day.

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Philadelphia Union News

Brian Carroll talks Union success, USMNT progress
In case you missed it, our own Jared Young spoke with the Union's captain Brian Carroll.

MLS News

MLS Power Rankings, Week 20: Toronto back in top five thanks to Giovinco
The Union only one place in the MLS Power Rankings, not bad for losing 5-1.

ESPN's MLS TV audiences up 32 percent in 2016
One of the perennial favorites on the laundry list of grievances is often-underwhelming audiences for Major League Soccer's national television broadcasts, but not so this year.

Sigi Schmid, Sounders agree to 'mutually part ways'
Brian Schmetzer, a Sounders assistant and former USL head coach, will replace Schmid on an interim basis.

Taylor Twellman just dropped a major hint about Atlanta United’s manager hunt
Taylor Twellman tweeted out a not-so-subtle hit on Tuesday

Kellyn Acosta, Jelle Van Damme added to MLS All-Star roster
Both players were named to their first MLS All-Star roster, helping bolster the team's ranks and replacing injured Matt Besler and Liam Ridgewell.

Report claims Turkish club Gaziantepspor makes offer for Sean Franklin
D.C. United may be losing their minutes leader as it looks like Turkish side Gaziantepspor are interested in Sean Franklin.

USWNT News

Megan Rapinoe expecting to sit out U.S. women's Olympic opener
The U.S. midfielder hasn't played in a match since suffering a torn ACL in December, and she's now targeting the end of the Olympic group stage for her return.

Rest of the World News

Juventus complete Gonzalo Higuain signing from Napoli in 90 million euro deal
Juventus just bought Gonzalo Higuain for the third largest transfer fee in history.