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The Union's next opponent, a key USMNT player is hurt, and Ronaldo is a jerk: Brotherly Game Daily Links 8/15/17

The Union's next opponent, a key USMNT player is hurt, and Ronaldo is a jerk.

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Philadelphia Union News

Montreal 3, Union 0 – Ten observations from a crippling home loss
A week after putting in one of the season's best performances, the Philadelphia Union threw away three points on their home field.

RECAP: Quakes can't answer in defeat in Houston
The Union next's opponent also lost 3-0 in their last match, let's get to know San Jose.

MLS News

Major League Soccer's fear of the open market fuels its distorted pay scale
Think Paul Arriola or Kyle Beckerman is overpaid? Here's why you're wrong.

It’s time to pay attention to NYCFC’s Jonathan Lewis
We have all been sleeping dangerously on Jonathan Lewis.

Inflated salaries, terrible timing show the other side of MLS’ TAM initiative
The league's increased buying power has come with a couple of unexpected negatives.

Understanding Modular Stadiums: The Future of North American Soccer
The beauty of this concept is that stadiums can be assembled and disassembled in multiple places for multiple reasons.

US Soccer News

John Brooks picks up thigh injury 37 minutes into his Wolfsburg debut
Kicker reported on Monday that Brooks faces a challenge to return in time for Wolfsburg's Bundesliga opener against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.

Rest of the World News

Cristiano Ronaldo hit with five-match ban for red card pushing referee
Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five matches following his sending off and push on referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea.