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Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/15/17

Sapong starts for the US, the expansion draft is set, and Denmark is going to the World Cup

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Philadelphia Union News

CJ Sapong earns the start in United States friendly in Portugal
Philadelphia Union striker had an assist in his first cap since 2012.

MLS News

Official: MLS expansion draft scheduled for LAFC
Draft will take place on December 12, days after MLS Cup.

FC Cincinnati secures shirt sponsorship contingent on joining MLS
FC Cincinnati's bid to secure one of the two MLS expansion slots in December has received a boost as the club announced a deal with Mercy Health.

US Soccer News

USA 1-1 Portugal recap: A good day for the youngsters
A promising game!

Why missing the World Cup could accelerate young USMNT players' moves to Europe
Russia 2018 could have left players cautious. Now, some stars of the men's national team's future may be willing to take an earlier plunge.

Q&A with Kyle Martino, U.S. Soccer Federation presidential candidate
Kyle Martino is one of the most familiar names in the presidential election race.

U.S. Soccer, SUM and FOX in preliminary talks about tournament with World Cup outcast
There have been preliminary discussions about the possibility of a summer showcase featuring the nations that failed to qualify for Russia 2018.

Rest of the World News

Denmark book World Cup spot as Christian Eriksen hammers Ireland
Christian Eriksen's hat trick was too much for Ireland as Denmark booked their World Cup spot with a 5-1 win, writes John Brewin in Dublin.

Nigeria rally to stun Argentina as Russia hold Spain to draw in friendlies
Alex Iwobi scored twice as Nigeria rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat Argentina 4-2 in a friendly in Russia on Tuesday.