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MLS plans to improve TV ratings, Manchester United vs. Ajax in Europa League Final: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/12/17

A ton of links for your enjoyment.

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Yaro getting closer to returning to Union
At his weekly press conference, Head Coach Jim Curtin gave some encouraging news about Union centerback Josh Yaro.

Union looking for elusive road win in final trip to 'historic' and 'grimy' RFK Stadium
Barring a possible playoff series, Saturday will be the Philadelphia Union's last game at RFK Stadium.

MLS News

Kurt Larson: The five MLS teams that won the 2017 Primary Transfer Window
Another transfer window is in the books.

MLS reveals strategic plan to improve TV ratings in US - World Soccer Talk
In an interview with Sports Business Daily last week, MLS executives revealed their plan to improve lagging TV ratings.

The problem with Matt Hedges
What’s hurting his chances with the USMNT?

US Soccer News

Official: Fabian Johnson signs new contract with Borussia Monchengladbach
Johnson eye’s return and new contract.

Schalke 'surprised' by U.S. U20 boss Tab Ramos' remarks on Weston McKennie availability
Bundesliga club said they informed U.S. Soccer that they would release McKennie.

Barcelona looks to expand brand in the U.S. by joining NWSL
The club's Board of Directors approved a development plan to start a women's team in the United States, as part of the National Women Soccer League.

Rest of the World News

Manchester United and Ajax to meet in Europa League final
Manchester United will meet Dutch giants Ajax in the Europa League final after both clubs advanced from their semifinal clashes on Thursday night.

FIFA approves plan to fast-track 2026 World Cup host bidding process
FIFA's full membership voted to approve a plan to fast-track the 2026 World Cup host bidding process on Thursday as part of a FIFA Congress.