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Union transfer news, MLS Week 23 preview, and another bid joins the race for the 2026 World Cup: Brotherly Game Daily Links 8/12/17

Match day links

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Philadelphia Union News

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact
After one of their best wins of 2017, the Union face the Impact in a match with huge playoff implications.

The Union's transfer window passiveness was probably the right course of action
Which pairing would you rather have; a $394,000 Roland Alberg and a $518,000 Ilsinho, or a  $65,000 Anthony Fontana and a $850,000 designated player?

Union Today: Union receive GAM, a late start and more
The Union acquired $50,000 in General Allocation Money from Columbus Crew SC in exchange for a 2017 international spot, made available due to Fabian Herbers and Josh Yaro receiving their green cards.

MLS News

MLS Cup holders Seattle Sounders host SKC D.C. unveils new signings
Jason Davis highlights three matches worth keeping an eye on as Major League Soccer heads into Week 23.

Fire announce signing of former Dallas GK Richard Sanchez
Chicago has brought in an understudy to Matt Lampson.

Rest of the World News

Olivier Giroud hero as Arsenal come back for victory vs Leicester
Arsenal were floundering, 3-2 down vs. Leicester with 10 minutes left. Then the pair of subs, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud, came to the rescue.

Morocco set to bid for 2026 World Cup
The African nation joins the race as the deadline hits.