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Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/22/17

An interview with the Union CBO, MLS and Champions league results in today’s links

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

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union's business challenges include SEPTA, broadcasts, and ticket sales
Union chief business officer Tim McDermott grew up here, and still believes deeply in what he calls the "blue-collar, tough-as-nails passion" of local sports fans.

Union business chief Tim McDermott on the team's relationship with the Sons of Ben
The supporters' club's tailgate area is likely to move next year, but the away fans section is likely to stay where it is.

MLS News

Columbus Crew 0-0 Toronto FC: Alex Bono preserves a first-leg tie
The goalkeeper came up big again.

Sounders at Houston Dynamo Western Conference Finals leg one, recap: Early domination leads to cruise control - Sounder At Heart
Seattle scored first and didn’t look back in the 2-nil win.

For the love of MLS, please start allowing teams to sell players within the league
Teams can send money out of the league to bring in new talent. Why can't they keep money in MLS to find star players new homes?

NYCFC's David Villa: 'I'm going to fight retirement' and plays down talk of return to Europe
David Villa has played down talk of a return to European football and said he is focused on postponing retirement as long as possible.

FC Cincinnati secures site in Oakley for potential soccer stadium
As of Tuesday, FC Cincinnati has a legal contract to control a site in Oakley for the purpose of building a stadium, according to team general manager Jeff Berding.

Rapids sign Swedish midfielder Johan Blomberg
The club announced their first off-season signing this morning.

Rest of the World News

Liverpool waste 3-goal lead in Sevilla; Tottenham seeded over Real Madrid
Liverpool surrendered a three-goal lead in the second half to shockingly draw 3-3 at Sevilla and miss a chance to advance in the Champions League.