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Union win, MLS expansion news: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/25/17

Union get back to their winning ways and other news in today's links.

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Match recap: Philadelphia Union 1, D.C. United 0
The Union were able to hang on thanks to some Andre Blake heroics.

MLS News

Jack Harrison leads NYCFC to first victory at Red Bull Arena
Jack Harrison and Ben Sweat scored to help New York City FC beat the rival New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Saturday in Harrison, New Jersey.

MLS expansion: Will four viable bids even emerge on road to 28?
One by one, MLS's preferred destinations for expansion are falling by the wayside and experiencing difficulties in securing what's needed, and the lea

Barcelona product Ilie Sanchez is fueling Sporting KC
Former Barcelona product Ilie Sanchez, a defensive midfielder, has been a catalyst for Sporting Kansas City, the leaders of the Western Conference.

US Soccer News

United States striker Bobby Wood extends contract with Hamburg
United States forward Bobby Wood has extended his contract with Bundesliga side Hamburg until 2021.

USA Women back at #1 in FIFA rankings
Our dance with Germany continues.

Rest of the World News

Mexico beat Russia to advance to Confederations Cup semifinals
Mexico advanced to the Confederations Cup semifinals as Group A runners-up by rallying for a 2-1 win over hosts Russia, who were eliminated.

Ronaldo on target as Portugal ease into semifinals
The win, however, came at a cost as Manchester City-bound midfielder Bernardo Silva was substituted because of an ankle injury.