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Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/20/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Fixing the Union - Defensive Edition
In this portion of our new series Fixing the Union, we look at what has gone wrong with the defense.

Union notes: Taking it personally, supreme focus and 'stupid games'
Are we seeing a shakeup in the Union starting lineup?

On leadership and Philadelphia Union
The American soccer world has an odd way of mystifying "leaders."

MLS News

MLS will soon be 'among the best leagues in the world'
Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio believes Major League Soccer is on the right track to becoming one of the best leagues in the world.

D.C. United and Bill Hamid in negotiations for contract extension
In his eighth MLS season, Annandale native boasts the longest continuous service on the club.

MLS Power Rankings, Week 7
Still in the cellar.

LAFC: 2018 expansion team eyes new MLS 3.0 standard
LAFC appreciates what has come before it, but the 2018 MLS expansion franchise has one massive goal: Take the league–and American soccer–by storm.

US Soccer News

Hamburg in talks with Bobby Wood over contract extension
U.S. international striker Bobby Wood could extend his stay at Hamburg after the club opened talks over a new contract.

Tottenham's Cameron Carter-Vickers Is Looking Like a Future Captain America
"He should be a running back the way he's built. A linebacker. The guy's calves and legs are humongous."

Rest of the World News

Juventus 'invoke fear in others' after Barcelona win - Leonardo Bonucci
Defender Leonardo Bonucci insists that every club must fear Juventus now after they knocked Barcelona out of the Champions League.

Priceless Kylian Mbappe and Monaco prove to be too much for Dortmund
Kylian Mbappe proved his worth, scoring again as Monaco withstood a Borussia Dortmund fightback to move on to the Champions League semifinals.