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Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/19/17

Alberg wants to stay, Hamid wants to leave, and Donovan to run US Soccer?

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Chicago Fire Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Roland Alberg says he'd like to remain with Philadelphia Union
What do you, the fans think?

Philadelphia Union issues vague statement about Bethlehem Steel’s future
Statement says the club is "committed to our goal of a long-term future in the Lehigh Valley" but not whether the team will play next season.

Bethlehem Steel ready for first USL playoff game
Head coach Brendan Burke's team lost just four of its final 13 games, dating back to the start of August. The squad has young Union academy products in some key positions.

MLS News

Remembering the sights and sounds of RFK Stadium, a hallowed hall of soccer
If soccer in this country had a holy site – if we cared enough, collectively, to preserve just one stadium 'til the end of time – it would be RFK Stadium.

Bill Hamid is set to leave D.C. United
United’s top player has decided ply his trade elsewhere, after nine seasons with the Black-and-Red

Anthony Precourt: Columbus Crew owner should sell, not move club
There is rightful concern about the Columbus Crew's long-term viability given its business metrics, but the MLS original has no business being plucked from its roots and taken to Texas.

MLS Transfers: Ex-Arsenal and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole wants new LA Galaxy contract
Ashley Cole has entered negotiations with LA Galaxy over a new contract instead of moving back to England.

US Soccer News

Landon Donovan considering run for US Soccer presidency
Landon Donovan is weighing a run for the presidency of the U.S. Soccer Federation, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

Claudio Reyna slams United States soccer - 'We're far too arrogant'
Former United States captain Claudio Reyna has called U.S. soccer "arrogant" and "obnoxious" in the wake of the national team's stunning elimination from World Cup qualifying last week.

Rest of the World News

Champions League - Chelsea and Roma play out thriller; Manchester United and Barcelona win
Chelsea remain top of Group C after a thrilling 3-3 draw with Roma, while Manchester United and Barcelona recorded victories.