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Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/12/17

Sapong makes Team of the Week, who's the MLS MVP, and Lalas has had enough.

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Philadelphia Union News

Sapong named to MLS Team of the Week
CJ Sapong was named to MLS's Team of the Week, thanks to his solid performance against Minnesota United FC.

Tactical analysis: Minnesota United 1-1 Philadelphia Union
Although the Union had some influence on the home side’s decisions with the ball, the truth is that Adrian Heath’s side seemed to be searching for new and creative ways to return the ball to their opponents.

MLS News

MLS Team of the Week (Week 27): Toronto FC dominate with four picks
Here's the rest of the MLS Team of the Week.

The MLS Wrap: Diego Valeri making MVP case
The Timbers playmaker is playing the best soccer of his career, and it has Portland leading the West and Valeri in the MLS MVP running.

Jordan Morris: Sounders forward to miss rest of regular season
The Seattle Sounders fear Jordan Morris could miss the rest of the MLS regular season—as well as the big U.S. men’s national team games in October.

Stop Pretending To Be British, U.S. Soccer Clubs: Find Some Better Nicknames
More than half the MLS clubs have nicknames that range from nonexistent to copycat to confusing to merely soulless.

What To Do With Alphonso Davies?
The Whitecaps’ 16-year-old phenom continues to prove himself, but will we see more of his play as Vancouver pushes for the playoffs?

US Soccer News

Alexi Lalas blasts U.S. national team's 'soft underperforming tattooed millionaires' in tirade
Lalas made his feelings clear -- player by player -- on a live, televised tirade during Sunday night's broadcast of the Seattle Sounders-LA Galaxy game.