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Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/2/17

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Union roster cuts, Curtin gets another year, and Champion’s League results

MLS: Orlando City SC at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Philadephia Union trim roster to 20
The 2018 picture just got a whole lot clearer.

Jim Curtin will return as head coach in 2018
Philadelphia Union Sporting Director Earnie Stewart "very pleased" with Curtin’s progress.

MLS News

Crew hammer NYCFC in first leg of MLS Playoff series
A dazzling offensive outburst give Black & Gold a commanding lead.

What a guy, Nosa Igiebor picks his "little brother" Jamiu Alimi for the team
Nigerian international and current Kano Pillars FC centre back Jamiu Alimi has confirmed that he should join Vancouver Whitecaps FC for the start of the 2018 season.

Columbus Crew relocation is a major threat to MLS growth
The Columbus Crew potentially moving to Austin could undermine the entire league's expansion plans for growth.

Simulated reality: How Football Manager developed one of MLS' foremost rules experts Al Clark's obsession with keeping FM realistic demands he masters the world's most complicated league.

US Soccer News

Sunil Gulati's second-in-command will run for U.S. Soccer president
The race to become the next leader of U.S. Soccer took a twist on Wednesday, as ESPN has learned that Carlos Cordeiro will run for president.

Rest of the World News

Tottenham beat Real Madrid and Man City edge Napoli as Liverpool beat Maribor
Tottenham Hotspur booked their place in the knockout stages of the Champions League as group winners with a 3-1 win over a lacklustre Real Madrid at Wembley.