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Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/5/17

Curtin’s Conference, MLS Expansion Update and more in today’s links

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

Philadelphia Union News

Quick Hits from Jim Curtin's Press Scrum
A few thoughts from Coach Curtin.

Meet the 16-year-old from Cherry Hill who made U.S. soccer history this summer
Cherry Hill native Tomas Romero has shot up the ranks of Union prospects this year.

MLS News

MLS Expansion Update: Nashville SC, St. Louis, FC Cincinnati, Phoenix Rising, Detroit + Power Rankings
It kind of sounds like we know the next two teams, but nothing will be official until December. We also have updates on the other 10 bids and other expansion related news.

Expected Goal Chains: The Link between Passing Sequences and Shots — American Soccer Analysis
For those who are not familiar with Expected Goal Chains (xGC), the metric looks at all passing sequences that lead to a shot and credits each player involved with the xG.

FC Dallas May Have Used Ineligible Player Against Orlando City
MLS is investigating whether Michael Barrios should have been allowed to play as a sub after being on the initial lineup.

US Soccer News

United 2026 World Cup bid narrows venue list to 32 cities
The possible World Cup venue list drops 9 cities.

2017 USL Cup to Air on ESPNU
For a second consecutive year, the USL Cup will be televised nationally on ESPNU on Monday, Nov. 13 at 9 p.m. ET.

Rest of the World News

Facebook chief won't rule out bid for Premier League broadcast rights
When asked in London if Facebook would bid Dan Reed said: "The Premier League is a very important partner of ours and we work with them very closely."