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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Saying goodbye to ‘Gooch’

Curtin’s weekly presser, MLS Team of the Week, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union announce Brenden Aaronson homegrown signing for 2019 season
The Philadelphia Union officially announced the 17-year-old from Medford as their next homegrown player.

True character is how you respond: Curtin and Aaronson speak to the media
After his team’s loss to Montreal Impact, Jim Curtin spoke to the media about the path ahead as Philly continues a stretch of games against strong opponents with an Open Cup final looming.

Former U.S. national team and Union defender Oguchi Onyewu retires
Oguchi Onyewu, a long-time centerback for the U.S. national team who played one season in MLS with the Union in 2017, announced his retirement on Monday.

MLS News

San Jose Earthquakes fire head coach Mikael Stahre
Ralston replaces Swede as interim boss.

Team of the Week presented by Audi: Gerso Fernandes flies in Week 29
Week 29 of the 2018 MLS regular season was a week for attackers, something reflected in the Team of the Week presented by Audi.

Michael Bradley on Zlatan Ibrahimovic confrontation: 'There wasn't much to it'
"There wasn't much to it," Michael Bradley says of the trash talking between himself and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Toronto FC's win vs. the LA Galaxy.

Warshaw: Campeones Cup a chance for Toronto FC to safeguard their legacy
Early in the year, while Toronto FC turned their record-setting 2017 season into a Concacaf Champions League final run, we were talking about their place in MLS folklore. Six months later, they could still achieve lasting relevance, but not in the way they had hoped or envisioned.

Univision, ESPN, TSN and TVA Sports sign long-term Campeones Cup deal
Major League Soccer announced on Monday that four networks in the US and Canada – Univision, ESPN, TSN, and TVA Sports – have entered into long-term broadcast partnerships to air the first annual Campeones Cup, the new competition between the league champions of MLS and Liga MX.

Rest of the World News

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino expresses doubt over La Liga game in U.S.
La Liga may not get permission from FIFA to hold Girona's home game against Barcelona in the U.S., with president Gianni Infantino expressing doubt.