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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Jim Curtin back for another year

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Curtin back, Simpson and others gone and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin returning for sixth season
Jim Curtin will remain as the Union’s manager next season, as sporting director Ernst Tanner decided to give the Oreland native a new one-year contract.

Philadelphia Union trim roster to 17
Jay Simpson, Josh Yaro and Fabian Herbers among the players not returning.

Bethlehem Steel roster moves announced
There will be a lot of new faces playing for the Union’s USL team next season.

MLS News

Oscar Pareja and FC Dallas officially part ways
FC Dallas and head coach Oscar Pareja have agreed to part ways after five seasons, the club announced Monday.

FC Cincinnati sign Corben Bone to MLS team
Former Philadelphia Union midfielder Corben Bone was announced as one of FC Cincinnati’s first 11 signings on Dec. 7, 2015 when the club was in preparations for its first USL season.

MLS to make big changes to schedule
It’s behind a paywall, but according to the Athletic the MLS schedule is about to undergo a significant change.

U.S. Soccer

United States advances to CONCACAF U20 final
The Yanks will get a shot to defend their 2017 championship after beating Honduras 1-0 on a second half goal from Ayo Akinola. Mark McKenzie wore the captain’s armband in the game.

Rest of the World News

Spain Portugal and Morocco considering World Cup 2030 bid
Spain, the 2010 world champions, hosted the 1982 World Cup and launched a failed bid along with Portugal to stage the 2018 tournament which was awarded to Russia.

Barcelona looking for Luis Suarez replacement
Barcelona have watched Krzysztof Piatek, Nicolas Pepe and Luka Jovic this season as they begin to think about a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez, sources have confirmed to ESPN FC.