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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Michael Bradley playing for more than the MLS Cup on Sunday

Altidore injury update, Charlotte gaining momentum in expansion race and more in today’s links

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MLS News

TFC’s Michael Bradley could be playing for his job in MLS final, though that’s hardly his motivation
TFC has a club option to pick up the 32-year-old defensive midfielder’s contract for 2020, at the same salary he made in 2019 — $6.5 million, which was second in Major League Soccer to L.A. Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The option, they reported, will be triggered if Toronto wins Sunday’s final.

Toronto FC’s Altidore offers bleak injury update ahead of MLS Cup final
Earlier this week, Altidore said he needed “a little bit of a miracle” to see action in Sunday’s MLS Cup final against Seattle.

Charlotte at ‘the front of the line’ for MLS expansion - Don Garber
MLS commissioner Don Garber said on Friday that the league’s next expansion announcement is very likely to come in “the next number of months” and that Charlotte has moved to the front of the line in terms of candidates.

MLS players union provides updates on CBA negotiations
The MLS Players Association provided Thursday updates about how its negotiations with MLS are going.

Rest of the World News

What we know so far about CBS and Univision acquiring Champions League rights
The questions about CBS acquiring the rights to the UEFA Champions League have been flying into World Soccer Talk all afternoon since the news broke.

UEFA Targeting New York Area for 2024 Champions League Final, Sources Say
While it is unclear how far along UEFA is in the process of planning the 2024 Final in the United States, those familiar with the discussions said UEFA and TEAM have not been shy about sharing their intentions with relevant stakeholders.