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Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/21/17

Three Union members back, Nashville confirmed for expansion and more in the links

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

Philadelphia Union News

Herbers, Fabinho and Ilsinho will return in 2018
The Philadelphia Union announced new deals with Fabian Herbers, Fabinho and Ilsinho on Wednesday

Union strike new television deal; all games to be on over-the-air TV via 6ABC and PHL17 The Union's television broadcast deal with Comcast concluded at the end of the 2017 season. The team didn't waste much time in securing a new deal - and a very different one.

MLS News

MLS confirms Nashville will be home to its latest expansion franchise
MLS confirmed on Wednesday that the city of Nashville had been granted its latest expansion franchise, making it the 24th team in the league.

MLS Expansion: Cincinnati, Sacramento both deserve spots
Three into two doesn't go, but why should either Sacramento or Cincinnati miss out on MLS Expansion?

Earthquakes Sign Sweden’s Reigning Top Scorer Magnus Eriksson as Designated Player The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club has signed Swedish midfielder/forward Magnus Eriksson as a Designated Player.

Chicago Fire in serious pursuit of Iker Casillas
The Chicago Fire could be concocting at this very moment the transfer of another world champion.

RUMOR UPDATE: Edgar Castillo one step closer to joining the Rapids
We have an update on the Castillo rumor.

D.C. United close to finalizing deal with Costa Rican midfielder
Ulises Segura, a box-to-box midfielder, is soon to arrive from Saprissa.

US Soccer News

Eight candidates officially in the running for US Soccer president
Eight out of the original nine made the cut.

Julie Ertz is US Soccer player of the year
A better football than Zach.