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Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/20/17

Jack Elliott for Rookie of the Year, US Open Cup final preview and more in the links.

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Philadelphia Union News

Jack Elliott making case for Rookie of the Year
Jack Elliott has been a bright spot for the Union his rookie season, and has staked the best claim for Rookie of the Year.

MLS News

US Open Cup Finals Preview: Sporting KC v NY Red Bulls
Sporting will be looking for their fourth Open Cup title (and third in six years) while the Red Bulls will be shooting for their first. SKC won the whole thing in 2004, 2012 and 2015.

Jay Heaps out as Revolution head coach
The New England Revolution have reportedly parted ways with their former defender turned coach.

MLS Power Rankings, Week 28: Quakes, Real Salt Lake make their moves
Union move up one spot to 16 in this week's MLS Power rankings.

US Soccer News

Christian Pulisic nominated for this year’s Golden Boy award
From Wonderboy to Golden boy?

Sunil Gulati the most powerful American in world soccer
When he's not teaching economics, Sunil Gulati moonlights as the most powerful American in world soccer, writes Noah Davis. It's a real balancing act.

Dom Dwyer’s welcome return to form could help injury-ravaged USMNT
Dom Dwyer’s two-goal performance for Orlando City on Saturday couldn’t have come at a better time for club, country and player. Dwyer ended an MLS goal drought of four months and 13 days with his brace against Atlanta United at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

NASL hits U.S. Soccer with antitrust lawsuit after Division II status is revoked
The North American Soccer League announced on Tuesday that it has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against U.S. Soccer in federal court.

Rest of the World News

James Rodriguez scores first Bundesliga goal in Bayern Munich's win; Leipzig lose
James Rodriguez scored his first goal for Bayern Munich and set up two more as his new club earned a 3-0 win away to Schalke in the Bundesliga on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi scores four as Barca trounce Eibar Zaza hat trick in Valencia win
Lionel Messi scored four times as Barcelona extended their La Liga lead with a 5-1 win vs. Eibar, while Simone Zaza had a hat trick in Valencia's win.