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Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/23/17

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MLS News

Armchair Analyst: Roster build status for all 23 MLS teams ahead of 2018
Teams are now well into the throes of roster reconstruction ahead of the 2018 season.

Whitecaps FC acquire Canadian international centre back Doneil Henry
Vancouver Whitecaps FC reinforced their backline on Friday, acquiring Canadian international and former West Ham United FC centre back Doneil Henry.

Sacha Kljestan Issued Additional Suspension for Role in Tunnel Confrontation
Sacha Kljestan has been issued an additional game suspension and an increased undisclosed fine.

Red Bulls Re-Sign Bezecourt
After declining his option, the Red Bulls are successful in bringing back one of their top USL Prospect.

Sacramento’s MLS Dreams Need Big Billionaires Backing
Sacramento Republic lead investor Kevin Nagle confirmed one-time partners Meg Whitman and Jed York are not part of the final bid for a Sacramento MLS franchise.

US Soccer News

Epic failure of men's national team overshadows the year in U.S. soccer
When compiling a list of the biggest moments in U.S. soccer this year, the failure of the men's national team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup belongs not only at the top, but in the next 99 slots.

Gulati, Garber actively lobbying for Carter in US Soccer election
The MLS commissioner and outgoing U.S. Soccer president appear to actively be campaigning on behalf of SUM president Kathy Carter for the upcoming election.

Rest of the World News

2 Top Soccer Officials Found Guilty in FIFA Case
The verdicts against Juan Ángel Napout and José Maria Marin partially resolved a trial in the United States’ case focused on FIFA.

Arsenal, Liverpool show their flair and their flaws in dramatic 3-3 draw
Friday's 3-3 draw between Arsenal and Liverpool was a great advert for the Premier League as it had everything: goals, high drama and awful errors.