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Curtin's remarks on Union scrimmage, PRO hires Howard Webb: Brotherly Game Daily Links 2/8/17

Hump Day Links.

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Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin on scrimmage against U-17 USMNT: "Today was good preparation as we move forward into preseason"
Here's some words from Jim Curtin on today's scrimmage.

MLS News

PRO hire Howard Webb to manage Video Assistant Referee operations
With MLS introducing the testing of Video Assistant Referees (VARs) this season, the Professional Referee Organization announced on Tuesday the appointment of retired FIFA referee Howard Webb as Manager of VAR Operations.

Sunil Gulati: Why promotion, relegation isn't for soccer in USA
U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati offered his explanation for why it's not implemented in the United States–and isn't likely to be anytime soon.

Dax McCarty no fan of how Red Bulls, Marsch handled his trade to Fire
Fire midfielder Dax McCarty spoke with the media on Tuesday for the first time since he was traded from New York to Chicago three weeks ago – and he pulled no punches.

Freddy Adu no longer on trial with Portland Timbers
Cross another off Freddy Adu's list.

FC Dallas signs defender Hernán Grana and midfielder Carlos Cermeño
The two recently rumored players are now officially on the roster.

Report: Columbus Crew SC to acquire Brazilian midfielder Artur
Sao Paulo defensive midfielder expected to join Columbus on loan for 2017.

It’s official— the 2017 NYCFC home jersey is here

The ‘Caps new 2017 primary white jersey.
The Union's Twitter said it best, BORING.