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Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/3/17

A new signing in LA, USA unlucky against Costa Rica, and more World Cup Qualifying results.

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MLS News

LA Galaxy sign Ligue 1 veteran Michael Ciani
33-year-old center back replaces Jelle Van Damme.

Garber believes Beckham’s influence as owner will help MLS grow further
The MLS commissioner believes David Beckham was a "transformational" player for MLS, comparing him to Wayne Gretzky and Michael Jordan in the NHL and NBA, respectively.

US Soccer News

Boehm: Complaints about playing in New Jersey reveal US fans’ insecurity
Put simply, this is a bad look, and a poor set of excuses for a US team that conceded they were "outplayed and outcoached" by the Ticos.

Despite scoreline United States not all that poor a bit unlucky in Costa Rica defeat
Sometimes the scoreline tells the story of a game. Sometimes, however, it doesn't.

Rest of the World News

UEFA - Isco helps Spain trounce Italy in crucial qualifier; Iceland hopes dealt blow
Republic of Ireland failed to keep the pace with leaders Serbia at the top of Group D in World Cup qualifying after drawing 1-1 with Georgia.

Ivory Coast on song as Algeria fail in African World Cup qualifiers
Ivory Coast made the biggest impression during Saturday's round of African World Cup qualifiers as Senegal failed to capitalize.