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Curtin speaks to transfer rumors, Adidas and MLS extend kit deal worth $700 million: Brotherly Game Daily Links 8/3/17

The "almost but not quite Friday" edition of the links

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Philadelphia Union News

Union's Curtin mum on Nicolas Martinez transfer rumors
The 29-year-old Argentinian midfielder is the subject of transfer rumors that first popped up on Monday night with a Greek-language article discussing a possible loan from Olympiacos to Philadelphia.

FC Dallas missing two players due to suspension when team travels to Philadelphia
Carlos Gruezo and Atiba Harris both will be serving one-match suspensions due to a red card and yellow card accumulation, respectively.

Playoffs? The road ahead for the Union
Philadelphia Union needed road points the last two weeks. They didn’t get them.

MLS News

Adidas extends Major League Soccer sponsorship for 6 years, $700 million
Adidas extends its MLS mega-deal for another six years at $700 million, signaling that it believes strongly that MLS will continue to grow as a major American sports league.

Why Target Is Placing Its Bets On MLS And Soccer
For 2017, Target kicked off the first season of a multi-year partnership with Major League Soccer, which includes the brand being a presenting sponsor of Wednesday night's All-Star Game in Chicago.

La Liga veteran signs with Sounders
Sounders use Targeted Allocation Money to add Victor Rodriguez.

Mexico's dismissive view of MLS has left the league bereft of El Tri talents
Mexico internationals view MLS as a retirement home. But the league has resurrected many El Tri careers, so why does it still have that reputation?