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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Team of the Week Honors for Jack and Jim

Union prepare for NYCFC, MLS Team of the Week, and more in today’s links

MLS: Philadelphia Union at New England Revolution Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Tanner brings impressive experience, but will he thrive on a Sugarman budget?
Ernst Tanner appears to be a good fit for the Union, but questions linger after his introductory press conference.

New York City FC's Ismael Tajouri-Shradi strikes late to sink 10-man Toronto FC
The Union welcome NYCFC this Saturday, so let's see how their last game went.

MLS News

Team of the Week presented by Audi: Luciano Acosta flies in Week 24
Jim Curtin and Jack Elliott both make the MLS Team of the Week.

Armchair Analyst: All 23 MLS teams ranked by tier – v3.0
What follows are not hard-and-fast Power Rankings, per se, but rather something a little more loose in terms of talent level, cohesion, chemistry and all the et ceteras that make teams tick (or make them awful).

US Soccer News

Amid European interest, Geoff Cameron close to Stoke exit
USMNT veteran likely to leave recently relegated Stoke before August 31 transfer deadline.

Rest of the World News

Tottenham delay move to new stadium amid safety concerns
The opening of Tottenham Hotspur's new stadium has been delayed until October at the earliest.

Mario Balotelli must be allowed to leave Nice - Patrick Vieira
Former Manchester City and Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli played no part in Nice's 1-0 defeat to Reims in their Ligue 1 season-opener.

Serie A, FA Cup deals show ESPN still a big believer in power of soccer
As part of the three-year, $55 million-per-year deal that it signed with IMG, ESPN also ended up with rights to England’s popular FA Cup tournament, sources said.