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Curtin speaks, ranking the MLS wingers, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Coach Curtin's condensed midweek presser ahead of Revs matchup
Coach Curtin spoke to the media to share his thoughts.

Philadelphia Union's Adam Najem thankful for amazing experience in Afghanistan
Philadelphia Union midfielder Adam Najem is thankful for the experience he gained during his first call-up to the Afghanistan national team.

Medford’s Brenden Aaronson is the Union’s top prospect, and a genuine U.S. soccer playmaker
Bethlehem Steel coach Brendan Burke describes the 17-year-old as "definitely one of the most creative midfielders — creative players in general — that I've seen come out of the academy. … His mind is always two steps ahead of the game."

MLS News

Ranking the Wingers — American Soccer Analysis
We’re all here because someone on Twitter started a discussion pertaining to ranking MLS wingers.

Austin Gets A Major League Soccer Deal While Columbus Gets Stiffed
The Columbus Crew have an owner who hates having a stadium 5 minutes from downtown. It's why he wants to move the team to a stadium in Austin ... 20 minutes from downtown.

Portland Timbers to send midfielder Eryk Williamson on loan
The Portland Timbers are reportedly set to send midfielder Eryk Williamson on loan to Portuguese Primeira Liga club C.D. Santa Clara.

Why RSL might be signing center back Nedum Onuoha
Does RSL need help at the back after all?

US Soccer News

Michael Bradley and USMNT veterans will still have role in team
United States coach Dave Sarachan is not committing to when or how veterans such as Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore will be brought in.

Liverpool's Matteo Ritaccio will hope U18s form puts him on United States' radar
The 16-year-old Ritaccio became the most senior American on the club's books when he joined the academy from BW Gottschee. Now he wants to impress.

Rest of the World News

Ajax AEK Athens win to stay on course for Champions League group stages
Ajax outclassed Dynamo Kiev to stay on course for the Champions League group stages, while AEK Athens won and Dinamo Zagreb drew with Young Boys.

Thierry Henry agrees to replace Gus Poyet as Bordeaux coach
Gus Poyet left his post as manager of Bordeaux following a reported clash with the board over the sale of forward Gaetan Laborde to Montpellier.

La Liga players unanimously against game in U.S. and can't rule out strike
La Liga players are unanimously against playing a league game outside of Spain and have not ruled out going on strike.