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Philadelphia Union player accolades, Chelsea defeats Watford: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/16/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Two Union Players Highlight MLS TOTW
Onyewu’s big night gets better and Haris has a coming out party

Union 4, D.C. 0: Player grades and analysis for the best performance in a long time
The Philadelphia Union's 16-game winless streak is now a four-game unbeaten streak.

Picault, Herbers nominated for AT&T Goal of the Week
Not just one, but two of the Union's goals from their 4-0 dismantling of DC United Saturday were nominated for the AT&T Goal of the Week.

MLS News

The MLS Wrap: Once-floundering Union on a roll, Sporting KC's Blessing in disguise and more
It was blowout week in Major League Soccer, with five different teams posting multi-goal victories while scoring three or more times.

How each MLS club strives (and struggles) to find authentic identity
Identity is not a manufacturable good. It is the sum of time plus consistency, an equation that has no circumvention or shortcut.

Sacramento group bidding for MLS team acquires USL club Republic FC
Sacramento's bid to get an MLS franchise took another step forward on Monday when Sac Soccer & Entertainment Holdings acquired USL side Republic FC.

US Soccer News

U.S. soccer president Sunil Gulati might have a challenger in 2018 election
Boston attorney Steven Gans on pondering a campaign to unseat Gulati: "He hasn’t demonstrated such a great track record."

Bruce Arena: MLS venues are way to go for WCQ
U.S. national team coach Bruce Arena was in Orlando to scout players in the Orlando City-Sporting Kansas City game on Saturday.

Rest of the World News

Chelsea road to defending Premier League title begins in win vs Watford
They have wasted no time in updating Stamford Bridge to honour Antonio Conte and his Premier League title winners, with "Home of the Champions" banners positioned inside and outside the stadium just days after top spot was confirmed with victory against West Brom on Friday.