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Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/9/18

Fafa loses his appeal, Crew owner looking at sites in Austin, and Europa League results

MLS: Philadelphia Union at Montreal Impact Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Union's Fafa Picault loses appeal of suspension; won't play vs. Columbus, Colorado
Union winger Fafa Picault appealed his three-game suspension by MLS for abusive language in a preseason scrimmage, but it was denied, manager Jim Curtin announced Thursday.

Takeaways from Jim Curtin's Press Conference
Coach Curtin speaks.

MLS News

Colorado finalizing deal for TAM striker, according to GM Padraig Smith
The potential addition would be the 13th new player added by Colorado this winter, third most in the league behind expansion outfit LAFC and Orlando, who signed 14 new players for 2018.

Report: Revs will sign Colombian midfielder Luis Alberto Caicedo
Looks like the Revs will soon add a 21-year-old midfielder.

Crew SC owner homes in on Austin stadium site
The owner of Columbus Crew SC is homing in on a stadium site in Austin, Texas. Anthony Precourt, CEO of Precourt Sports Ventures, said on Thursday “we’re impressed with the potential at McKalla Place,” north of the city’s downtown.

Colorado Rapids CB Kortne Ford to miss 8-10 weeks with MCL Sprain
Entering their season opening clash with the New England Revolution on Saturday, the Colorado Rapids will be without one of their best defenders.

CONCACAF Champions League: MLS has banner day but must get results in Mexico to keep flag flying high
Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders topped their Liga MX visitors but have work to do to make the semifinals of the tournament.

Rest of the World News

Arsenal earn huge Europa League win at AC Milan while Dortmund lose at home
Arsenal and Atletico Madrid took major steps towards reaching the Europa League quarterfinals, but Dormund lost at home to Salzburg.