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Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/12/18

MLS weekend results, Barcelona sign another talented Brazilian, and more in today’s links.

MLS: D.C. United at Atlanta United FC John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

MLS News

MLS Review: Sporting Kansas City wins a thriller over Chicago
MLS newcomers Los Angeles FC made it back-to-back wins after routing Real Salt Lake 5-1, while New York Red Bulls opened their season in emphatic fashion.

Atlanta United vs. D.C. United, recap: Five Stripes dominant in first win of season
A newly instituted 3-5-2 and goals from Josef Martinez, Miguel Almiron and Tito Villalba made for a comfortable 3-1 win over D.C. United.

Recap: NYCFC 2-1 LA Galaxy
NYCFC earn three points in their home opener.

Rest of the World News

Harry Kane injured as Tottenham Hotspur win at Bournemouth
Tottenham Hotspur bounced back from their Champions League defeat to Juventus with a 4-1 win at Bournemouth in a game overshadowed by injury to Harry Kane.

Wenger gets boost as Arsenal end Premier League losing run
Two January signings scored, while Petr Cech saved a penalty and kept his 200th league clean sheet, to bring relief for Arsenal's beleaguered manager.

Alassane Plea celebrates birthday with four goals in Nice romp Lyon end slump
Alassane Plea celebrated his birthday with four goals as Nice defeated Guingamp 5-2 at Stade de Roudourou in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Barcelona agree €30m purchase option to sign Arthur from Gremio
As part of the agreement, Barca say they have the right to sign Arthur in July for an upfront fee of €30m plus an additional €9m in potential add-ons.