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Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/29/17

Blake up for CONCACAF Player of the Year, Toronto v. Crew preview and more.

MLS: Philadelphia Union at FC Dallas Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Vote Andre Blake as CONCACAF Male Player of the Year
After a stellar MLS season and brilliant CONCACAF play, Andre Blake is nominated for CONCACAF Male Player of the Year.

Jim Curtin puts burden on himself to play Union's academy products more
Multiple times during the 2017 season, Union manager Jim Curtin asserted he wants to be known as a coach who gives young players serious playing time. And multiple times, his actions were the opposite.

Jim Curtin answers charge that Union's tactics are too rigid, and Earnie Stewart backs him up
The Union are rightly praised for teaching their youth teams the same tactics that the senior team employs. Top teams around the world think the same way. But when Jim Curtin's team gets stuck in holes on game days, that virtue can become a vice.

MLS News

Toronto FC vs. Columbus Crew: What to watch for
They need a goal.

Atlanta United willing to smash MLS transfer record for 18-year-old Argentine playmaker
A midfielder from Independiente could be the apple of Atlanta’s eye.

D.C. United will not get to play all its home games next season at new stadium
The club is preparing to play multiple early-season home games elsewhere, potentially in Annapolis, Baltimore or Richmond.

US Soccer News

Kyle Martino is running for U.S. Soccer president to rebuild the sport’s culture
Martino wants to reform American soccer, and he has specific proposals to do it: Subsidizing youth soccer costs, regional training centers, major investment in NWSL, and a futsal court at every school.

Rest of the World News

Manchester United win Watford thriller as Tottenham Hotspur slump at Leicester
A brilliant solo goal by Jesse Lingard sealed a 4-2 win for Manchester United in a dramatic game at Vicarage Road.