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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Elliott makes another Team of the Week

The Union claim another victim, MLS Power Rankings and more in today’s links

MLS: Houston Dynamo at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Bastian Schweinsteiger saves day for Chicago Fire, puts team back in playoff race
The Union travel to Chicago for their next game, let’s see how their last game went.

Jim Curtin Points Franchise in the Right Direction Hoping Philly Will Follow
Jim Curtin doesn’t get glamour being head coach for the Philadelphia Union, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t putting his all into his job.

Jack Elliott earns MLS Team of the Week after standout performance against Houston
Elliott used to be known as a passer with enough defensive skills to get by. But over his time in Philly, he has become rock solid and has added a level of consistency that has seen him leap to the top of the depth chart at center back.

MLS News

LA Galaxy’s problem, Real Salt Lake’s streak and more to watch Wednesday
It’s another big midweek match night in MLS, with Campeones Cup headlining the night. There’s also some Canadian Championship semifinal action and five MLS games on tap.

MLS Power Rankings: Atlanta United edging closer to the top
They’re still below the Union though, who hold the number two spot.

Wilmer Cabera has been let go of his Houston coaching duties
The Union claim another victim as Cabera was let go after the Union defeated his side 2-1 on Sunday.

Report: Petke was given chance to resign before being fired
That opportunity included a payout, which Stejskal cites as “low six-figures.” Petke was even expected to take the offer, but on Sunday night, he declined it. The press release announcing his firing must have come not long after that.

DaMarcus Beasley believes MLS needs promotion and relegation
For Beasley, any changes, as well as the ultimate goal, have to be to get the U.S. Men’s National Team to win a World Cup some day. One of the ways to do that, as far as he is concerned, is introducing promotion and relegation and making MLS games mean more.

US Soccer News

Earnie Stewart becoming US Soccer sporting director considered ‘natural next step’ in federation’s evolution
Beginning immediately, Stewart will take on the role of the federation’s first sporting director, head of the newly-launched Sports Performance Department.