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Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/24/17

Union news, 2018 All Star game location, and Ronaldo is FIFA’s best again.

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Philadelphia Union News

Union players strongly defend under-fire manager Jim Curtin
Some of the strongest backing came from players whose futures in Philadelphia are in even greater doubt than Curtin's.

Stay or Go? The Philadelphia Union and the Road to Relevance
Very early look at the Union's potential off season moves.

MLS News

Mercedes-Benz Stadium to host 2018 MLS All-Star Game
Oh it's true.

D.C. United’s Bill Hamid signs with FC Midtjylland
United’s all-time leader in saves and shutouts is headed to the Danish Superliga

Yaya Toure to replace Andrea Pirlo at New York City
Manchester City player Yaya Toure is wanted by New York City FC to replace Andrea Pirlo this summer.

Report: Petke given three-year contract extension
RSL coach Mike Petke isn’t going anywhere.

How Minnesota righted its wrongs to find respectability in debut season
Minnesota United was projected to be the worst team in MLS history. By the end of their first season, the Loons had risen to midtable respectability.

Montreal Impact fire coach Mauro Biello after missing playoffs
The Montreal Impact have fired coach Mauro Biello, owner Joey Saputo said on Monday.

Rest of the World News

Cristiano Ronaldo named Best FIFA Men's Player for second year running
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten Lionel Messi and Neymar to win The Best FIFA Men's Player award.