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Brotherly Game Daily links 10/14/17

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MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at Philadelphia Union Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Bethlehem Steel FC Secures First USL Playoff Berth
With the help of a conference foe, Bethlehem Steel FC has earned a spot in the USL Playoffs for the first time in the club’s modern history.

MLS News

MLS playoffs: Schedule, dates & teams in the race for the MLS Cup
Goal has your complete guide to the upcoming playoffs as Major League Soccer prepares for its most exciting time of year.

Michael Bradley is Toronto FC’s heartbeat and the USMNT’s scapegoat
Why are perceptions of the midfielder so different between club and country?

MLS is going to have another expansion draft, but it probably shouldn't
A five-round expansion draft will help stock LAFC, but the league would be better off handing out allocation.

US Soccer News

Sunil stands firm, does not plan to resign
Sunil Gulati plans to be around for the long term. The U.S. Soccer Federation president, in a conference call today with reporters, explained that he has no plans to resign his position.

Bruce Arena out as USMNT Head Coach
Bruce Arena is officially out as Head Coach of the United States men’s national team after the 2-1 loss to Trinidad & Tobago.

United States men's national team: U.S. will play in November window despite World Cup elimination
Though they won't have the summer showcase to prepare for, an interim coach will lead the Stars and Stripes to Europe next month

Rest of the World News

FIFA president Gianni Infantino backs VAR after phantom Panama goal
Speaking at the presentation of the Women's World Cup in Lyon, France, on Thursday, Infantino said similar incidents should not happen in the future.