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Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/7/17

Interview with Ernie Stewart, MLS news, and more in the links.

MLS: Toronto FC at Philadelphia Union Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Earnie Stewart, One-on-One: On Escobar's death, USMNT's culture and the Union's ambitions
The Philadelphia sporting director and ex-USMNT international dishes on scoring that fateful goal in 1994, the USMNT missing the 2018 World Cup and more.

MLS News

State Rep asks Attorney General to sue to keep the Crew in Columbus
Rep. Mike Duffey has an interesting, though unlikely, plan to keep Precourt from moving the Crew.

Rumor: Julio Cascante to Portland?
Reports out of Costa Rica are indicating 24 year-old Saprissa centerback Julio Cascante may be headed to MLS.

MLS Cup TV coverage of Toronto FC vs. Seattle Sounders to include helicopters and mic'd up coaches
Seattle and Toronto FC will meet in a cup final rematch, and the network hopes to produce a broadcast worthy of a high-profile event.

MLS news: Columbus Crew acquire Artur on permanent transfer
The Columbus Crew have acquired Brazilian midfielder Artur on a permanent transfer from Sao Paulo FC.

US Soccer News

Who's who in the race to be the next U.S. Soccer Federation president
Gulati, Cordeiro, Wynalda, Gans, Donovan, Winograd and Lapointe -- who are the potential candidates to take the USSF's top job?

Rest of the World News

Liverpool Sevilla Shakhtar Porto advance in Champions League Napoli out
Coutinho scored a hat trick as Liverpool sealed their place in the Champions League last 16, while Sevilla, Shakhtar and Porto followed them in.