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MLS recaps, North American 2026 World Cup bid news: Brotherly Game Daily Links 5/9/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Sapong's hat-trick the third in Union history
CJ Sapong had a historic night for the Union, when he netted his first career hat-trick in a 3-0 win against New York Red Bulls.

A showcase of Major League Soccer stars shows how much the Union still need to improve
For as well as C.J. Sapong has played this year, the team still needs better players.

2017 Team of the Week (Wk 10): Quakes, Union, NYCFC lead the way after wins
Andre Blake and CJ Sapong made this week's MLS Team of the Week.

MLS News

Gershon Koffie returns to Revolution on loan from Hammarby IF
On loan from Hammarby, the holding midfielder will return to Foxboro for the remainder of the season.

Toronto FC has the 'deepest team' in MLS history - Greg Vanney
Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney believes his team has more depth than any side in Major League Soccer history.

US Soccer News

Report: Orlando, New Jersey to host USMNT’s remaining home World Cup qualifiers
The remaining home Hex schedule appears to be set.

2026 World Cup: North America bid set for fast-tracked decision
An accelerated process to hand North America the 2026 World Cup is set to be approved by soccer leaders this week.

Rest of the World News

Antonio Conte wants Chelsea to win Premier League title on Friday
Antonio Conte urged his Chelsea players to take the first of their "three chances" to become Premier League champions against West Brom on Friday after a dominant 3-0 win over Middlesbrough at Stamford Bridge left the Blues on the brink of the title.

New Canadian Soccer League Faces Many Of The Old Problems As Well As Some New Ones
It is being portrayed as the start of a new era for soccer in Canada with the announcement of a new professional league.

Details revealed for newly launched Scotiabank CONCACAF League
CONCACAF announced Monday details for the inaugural edition of the Scotiabank CONCACAF League, the newest tournament in the Confederation’s expanded club competitions platform.