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Brotherly Game Daily Links 1/18/18

The Union make honest-to-god moves, the USL gets a promotion, and some European transfer moves

MLS: New York City FC at Philadelphia Union James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union secure Andre Blake with new deal
Arguably the best keeper in MLS will stay with the Philadelphia Union.

Philadelphia Union Add To Coaching Staff With Hires Of Pat Noonan And Tim Hanley
Noonan, 37, most recently coached as an assistant for the United States National Team, while, Hanley, 57, joins the Union from the San Jose Earthquakes, where he served two stints as goalkeeping coach.

MLS News

Report: FC Dallas chasing Honduran forward Darixon Vuelto
The two Texan sides are reportedly looking into the Honduran.

Montreal to nab Algerian DP Taider from Bologna
The Serie A veteran, 25, has 42 caps with five goals for Algeria.

Earthquakes Acquire 21-Year-Old Center Back Yeferson Quintana on Loan
Quakes acquire center back Yeferson Quintana on loan.

Official: Timbers Sign Andy Polo
Amid weeks of speculation, the Portland Timbers have officially announced the acquisition of Andy Polo from Monarcas Morelia in Liga MX.

LAFC signs midfielder Calum Mallace
Officially added after being picked up in the Re-Entry Draft.

US Soccer News

USL earns second division status for 2018
The United Soccer League has been sanctioned as a second division league for 2018 by the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Rest of the World News

Chelsea need penalties to reach FA cup 4th round Bournemouth out
Chelsea advanced 5-3 on penalties to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup after a 1-1 draw with Norwich in Wednesday's third-round replay.

Theo Walcott completes £20 million move from Arsenal to Everton
Theo Walcott has completed his £20 million move to Everton, ending a 12-year stint at Arsenal in the hopes of a fresh start under Sam Allardyce.

Villarreal's Cedric Bakambu set for €40m Beijing Guoan move
Cedric Bakambu is poised to join Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan after a deal was struck to rescind his contract at Villarreal.