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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Friday facts with the Union

What’s Beckham planning in Miami? DC and NYRB make signings, and the USMNT takes on Brazil.

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Philadelphia Union News

Friday facts: Interesting Union numbers for the rare weekend without a match
As we head into a rare weekend without a Philadelphia Union match, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the home stretch of the MLS season.

Wiebe: How Philadelphia's Adam Najem ended up an Afghan international
On Aug. 19, Philadelphia Union midfielder Adam Najem made his international debut for Afghanistan in the country’s first home match in five years, a scoreless draw against Palestine.

MLS News

David Beckham eyes Cristiano Ronaldo-Wayne Rooney reunion in Miami
David Beckham wants to pair Cristiano Ronaldo with former Manchester United strike partner Wayne Rooney in MLS. Transfer Talk has the latest.

D.C. United could sign defender Kevin Ellis - Black And Red United
Steve Goff says could add the former KC and Chicago man to bolster a thin back line.

Red Bulls sign Jean-Christophe Koffi as Homegrown Player after DC deal
The New York Red Bulls have signed midfielder Jean-Christophe Koffi to an MLS Homegrown Player contract that will begin on New Years Day of 2019, after acquiring his Homegrown rights from D.C. United in exchange for $75,000 in General Allocation Money.

US Soccer News

Youthful U.S. get first real reality check as Neymar, star-studded Brazil put on a show
U.S. youngsters get first true humbling as Neymar and Brazil entertain and provide a cruel reminder of how much farther this side still has to go.

Famed Ukrainian Nationals soccer team back in spotlight of U.S. Open Cup, Philadelphia Unity Cup
Four-time U.S. Open Cup winners in the 1960s, they remain the last Philadelphia-area team to claim the title. Their clubhouse in North Wales is full of photos, trophies, and memorabilia.

USA-Peru on Oct. 16 in East Hartford Completes MNT Kickoff Series
The fall Kickoff Series is now complete with the U.S. Men’s National Team set to host 20th ranked Peru at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.

Rest of the World News

La Liga slammed by Spanish Football Federation for trying to 'invade' USA
Luis Rubiales and RFEF are fuming at La Liga chief Javier for what they see as an attempt to "invade" the United States.