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Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/22/16

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Philadelphia Union News

Union Notes: Sodding off, learning lessons, and knee-on-knee collisions | PhillyVoice
A pair of starters were absent from Union training on Wednesday morning. Tranquillo Barnetta has swelling in one of his knees and Josh Yaro is going through Major League Soccer's concussion protocol.

Every match matters as Union head to Toronto
Here's how you should be rooting for the matches across the MLS this weekend.

Time to Move on from CJ Sapong?
During the transfer window, CJ Sapong was linked with a possible move away from the Philadelphia Union. Is it time to move on from him?

MLS News

FOX Sports’ head of soccer confirms what we feared: The network is clueless about soccer
In a revealing interview with Alexi Lalas on The Mutant Gene Podcast this week, FOX Sports Executive Producer Jonty Whitehead — the person in charge of FOX's soccer production — highlighted everything that's wrong with FOX's soccer coverage.

Tata Martino turns down Club America approach in favor of MLS
That was a fast answer from the potential Atlanta head coach.

US Soccer News

Landon Donovan would consider USMNT return, but concedes it's 'a million miles away'
The former U.S. national team star indicated he would at least listen if Jurgen Klinsmann were to give him an unlikely call.

NASL: League faces shakeup as Ottawa, Tampa Bay face exits
Significant shifts in the pro soccer landscape across the USA and Canada are underway that will result in the overhaul, or perhaps the eventual demise

Rest of the World News

Lionel Messi taken off as Barcelona and Atletico Madrid draw Villarreal hold Real Madrid Celta Vigo win
Here are the results from LA Liga action today.

Juventus thrash Cagliari after Derby defeat Roma and Inter Milan cruise
Defending champions Juventus hammered Cagliari, while Inter Milan and Roma collected comfortable wins in Serie A action on Wednesday.

Bundesliga Arjen Robben returns in Bayern Munich win
Bayern Munich returned to the top of the Bundesliga table with a 3-0 win against Hertha Berlin, while Cologne beat Schalke on the road.

Man United and Man City both earn wins to advance in EFL Cup
Manchester United shook off third-tier Northampton Town in the second half on Wednesday to win 3-1 and reach the last-16 of the EFL Cup.