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MLS transfer rumors, Galaxy hire Schmid, LAFC hires Bob Bradley: Brotherly Game Daily Links 7/28/17

Blake injury news, two new coaches in LA, and new from across the Atlantic.

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Philadelphia Union News

Even on a record-setting night, Sapong's goal was the least of his Union contributions
On a night when C.J. Sapong hit double-digit goals for the first time in his seven-year MLS career, it was probably his contribution in other areas that propelled the Union to a 3-0 home win against Columbus.

Union's Andre Blake needs 7 stitches after hurting hand in Gold Cup
Union dodge a bullet, as Blake is set to only miss two to three weeks.

MLS News

MLS news: LAFC names Bob Bradley head coach
Los Angeles FC has hired former U.S. national team head coach Bob Bradley to lead the franchise during its inagural MLS season in 2018.

Sources: Curt Onalfo out, Sigi Schmid in
Big coaching changes in the City of Angels.

Paul Arriola drawing transfer interest from Dutch, Portuguese and MLS teams
The U.S. national team midfielder and Club Tijuana standout has drawn interest from several MLS clubs, but the LA Galaxy hold his rights.

Sources: Besiktas bid for Cyle Larin rejected by Orlando City
Orlando City has rejected a transfer bid for Larin from Turkish club Besiktas.

Official: New York Red Bulls sign Fidel Escobar
The worst kept secret in the Red Bulls organization finally came to light.

Rest of the World News

Everton win in Wayne Rooney's return AC MIlan narrowly beat Craiova
Everton held on to beat Ruzemberok in Europa League third round qualifying, while AC Milan held off CSU Craiova.

Liverpool firm on keeping Philippe Coutinho amid Barcelona interest
Liverpool remain unmoved in their stance that Philippe Coutinho is not for sale amid interest from Barcelona, sources have told ESPN FC.