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Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/5/17

It's time, it's time, it's Links Time!

Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

New Year's resolutions for the Philadelphia Union – fans, media, and everyone else
We'll wrap up the New Year's resolutions series by examining the people who don't set foot on the field.

Why Kolbeinn Sigthorsson may - or may not - be heading to the Philadelphia Union
Why it does - and does not - make sense for the Union to get the best Icelandic export since the Viking Clap.

MLS News

Report: Albert Rusnak deal done, will join RSL
The FC Groningen attacker looks set to join on a four-year deal.

Sporting Kansas City signs Gerso Fernandes
The 25-year-old winger is transferred from Portuguese club C.F. Os Belenenses. Sporting KC has signed him through 2019 with an option for 2020.

LA Galaxy striker Mike Magee announces his retirement
Prolific striker ends career with 70 goals, two league titles and a MLS MVP trophy.

Orlando City Signs Brazilian Left Back Victor "PC" Giro to Four-Year Deal
Lions add fullback depth with 22-year-old Brazilian who has played with Tampa Bay and Ft. Lauderdale in the NASL.

US Soccer News

Official: Bruce Arena’s USMNT coaching staff is in place
Here’s who will try to lead the USMNT to Russia.

Jill Ellis calls in 29 players for first USWNT camp of 2017
It’s a decent mix of regulars, new-ish NWSL players, and college players about to enter the NWSL draft.

Rest of the World News

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Chelsea - Match Report
Dele Alli's double denied Chelsea a record-breaking 14th consecutive victory and fired Tottenham back into the Premier League title race.

Copa - James Rodriguez brace as Real Madrid rout Sevilla Real Sociedad top Villarreal
James Rodriguez scored twice as Real Madrid overwhelmed Sevilla 3-0 in their Copa del Rey round-of-16 first-leg match at the Bernabeu on Wednesday.