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Brotherly Game Daily Links: 2026 World Cup awarded to U.S., Mexico and Canada

Plus Mexico loses a key defender and Germany faces late selection drama.

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Philadelphia Union News

Know Your Enemy: New York Red Bulls | Open Cup Edition
The Union are set to take on their Eastern Conference rival New York Red Bulls this Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium in the Round of 16 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

MLS News

MLS Power Rankings: Top teams stay in place after Week 15
The Union are down to 15 in the rankings.

Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe draws interest from Israel
New England Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe drew interest from an unnamed side in the Israeli Premier League side after impressing with the U.S. national team.

MLS ‘will imminently join’ world’s top 10 leagues by revenue
MLS teams were collectively losing $100m a year as recently as four years ago and remained in the red in 2015.

Javier Hernandez: I’d rather earn $5 million in La Liga than $10m in MLS
Mexico striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez says he would turn down a $10 million deal to move to MLS if he could make half as much playing in Spain.

World Cup News

United Bid wins right to host 2026 World Cup
Philadelphia is one of the cities in contention to host World Cup matches when it comes to the U.S., Canada and Mexico in 2026

Mesut Ozil Ilkay Gundogan row could affect Germany team selection
Premier League duo Ozil and Gundogan had a picture taken with the Turkish president during his visit to London in May.

Mexico's Diego Reyes ruled out of World Cup with hamstring injury
Mexico have removed Diego Reyes from its World Cup squad after the defender failed to recover from a hamstring injury.

Fox replaces ESPN’s cult of British accents with maximum volume at World Cup
US viewers have a new broadcaster in charge for Russia 2018, and it looks like Fox is not afraid of a gimmick or eight.

Rest of the World News

Antoine Griezmann's inner circle wants him to stay at Atletico Madrid
Multiple people within Antoine Griezmann's inner circle say they want him to stay at Atletico Madrid rather than join Barcelona next season.

Thomas Lemar set to join Atletico Madrid as deal in principle agreed with Monaco
Atletico Madrid reached a deal in principle to sign France international Thomas Lemar from Monaco on Tuesday.