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Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/6/18

Earnie Stewart considered for USA GM, Copa America invites are sent, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Stewart, Curtis interviewed for US men's national team GM
Philadelphia Union sporting director Earnie Stewart and former New York Red Bulls sporting director Ali Curtis recently interviewed for the newly-created US men’s national team general manager position, sources have told MLSsoccer.com.

Philadelphia to Talen Energy Stadium Shuttle Bus Announced
The U-Ride Bus program will debut for the D.C. United game on April 28.

MLS News

Report: Atlanta United interested in ex-Marseille midfielder Stephane Mbia
Is this the No. 6 Atlanta has been looking for?

Martino: Barco could return to training next week for Atlanta United
Gerardo "Tata" Martino said Thursday that 19-year-old midfielder Ezequiel Barco could return to training next week. Barco, who Atlanta United paid the highest transfer fee in Major League Soccer history for, has yet to play in the regular season.

Red Bulls down but not out against Chivas
Red Bulsl concede a goal, but are still involved in the series.

Giuseppe Rossi wants two more years in Europe before potential MLS move
The agent of Genoa forward Giuseppe Rossi says that remaining in Europe is his priority for the next two seasons, after which he may consider MLS.

Rest of the World News

Arsenal and Atletico Madrid cruise as home sides win Europa League first legs
Aaron Ramsey and Alexandre Lacazette both scored twice as Arsenal opened their Europa League quarterfinal with a commanding 4-1 home win over CSKA.

Copa America 2019: Qatar to join Brazil & Argentina in South American tournament
Qatar will participate in the 2019 Copa America, according to the director general of the Aspire Academy Ivan Bravo.

Saudi Official Endorses United 2026 Over Morocco’s Bid
Saudi Arabia has chosen to lend its support to three-nations North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

France to vote for Morocco not United States-led bid in 2026 World Cup voting
France will vote for Morocco to stage the 2026 World Cup and not the North American bid, according to the French Football Federation president.

Dominica and St. Lucia statements of support for Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid not given by FAs
The Caribbean Football Union's chief cautioned against statements by the governments of St. Lucia and Dominica supporting Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid.