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Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/13/17

Ayuk returns from Sweeden, LAFC make their selections, and Premier League results

MLS: New York Red Bulls at Philadelphia Union Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Union spared in Los Angeles FC's expansion draft; Eric Ayuk returns from Sweden loan
The Union survived the ritual gamble of leaving players exposed, as new MLS club Los Angeles FC took its allotted five players from elsewhere.

Union pick up Ayuk’s option
The 20-year-old winger is returning from a loan stint in Sweden.

MLS News

LAFC select five players in 2017 MLS Expansion Draft
GK, Forwards among selections.

LAFC trades for Laurent Ciman after expansion draft
Los Angeles FC acquired the Montreal Impact's Laurent Ciman in a trade for two players the new MLS club acquired in the expansion draft hours earlier.

Savarese to be next Timbers Coach?
ESPN is reporting Giovanni Savarese will be the Portland Timbers’ next head coach, succeeding Caleb Porter who unexpectedly left the club in November.

LA Galaxy interested in Columbus Crew F Ola Kamara
Could a trade be in the works?

Robin van Persie talking with LA Galaxy
Is RvP to LA a thing?

Bruce Arena rejects concern U.S. Soccer favored MLS players
Former United States coach Bruce Arena says it is "completely false" that U.S. Soccer tried to "market" MLS with its player selection.

Rest of the World News

Chelsea cruise at Huddersfield as Burnley win late to go fourth
Chelsea cruised to a 3-1 victory at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday to temporarily go level on points with second-placed Manchester United.