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Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/6/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Finding the Future Stars For the Blue and Gold
Pete Pososki brandishes a unique title in American soccer as Philadelphia Union Academy’s Director of Talent Identification. (Editor’s Note: We spoke with Pete for an article on the academy residency program last month.)

Philadelphia Union player salaries as of Sept. 15, 2017
The Union's payroll is the 16th-highest among Major League Soccer's 22 teams.

MLS News

MLS plans to announce two expansion teams 'around Dec. 19-20'
Major League Soccer will announce its next two expansion teams in mid-December, a league spokesperson confirmed on Thursday.

The MLS records that have been, will be or could be broken this season
With just 16 games left in the 2017 MLS regular season, it's a good time to check in on some of the records that already have been broken or have a chance to be broken this season.

Manchester City Reportedly Set to Beat United to New York City's Jack Harrison
Manchester City are reportedly set to exercise their link with sister club New York City in order to beat Manchester United to the signing of starlet Jack Harrison.

Report: Beckerman, Rimando contract talks underway, Stejskal says
Here’s a bit of potentially good news about two RSL legends.

Kaká negotiating one more year with Orlando City
Orlando City captain Kaka is negotiating one more year of play with the Lions in Major League Soccer.

US Soccer News

USA vs Panama, 2018 World Cup qualifiers: What to watch for
Will the U.S. bounce back?

Rest of the World News

UEFA - Germany and England qualify for World Cup as Scotland grab huge late winner
Germany will defend their World Cup title in Russia after securing their qualification on Thursday with a 3-1 win over Northern Ireland.

CONMEBOL Uruguay miss chance to qualify; Brazil held out in Bolivia
Uruguay missed a chance to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after a 0-0 draw at Venezuela, while Brazil were held at Bolivia in CONMEBOL play.