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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union sweep MLS weekly awards

Rooney rumors, LAFC making moves and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Bedoya named MLS Player of the Week
Bedoya grabbed national attention when he shouted into an on-field microphone for Congress to “do something now” about gun violence after scoring in the third minute against D.C. Untied but wasn’t included as one of the four finalists for the online fan vote.

Jim Curtin earns yet another Coach of the Week honor
Four Coach of the Week wins this season, and Jim Curtin has earned every single one of them (if not more).

Marvelous Marco, Bedoya tear DC apart en route to Team of the Week
Marco Fabián and Wayne Rooney both arrived as international superstars. Rooney’s MLS career hit the ground running; Fabián’s didn’t start quite as smoothly. But on Sunday night -- on national television -- Fabián showed what all the hype was about.

MLS News

Rumors swirl around Wayne Rooney’s future at D.C. United
Yesterday, a report from The Telegraph came out of the UK, stating that Wayne Rooney was in talks with Derby County to potentially become a player-coach of the team. We have all laughed off rumors from The Sun before, but The Telegraph has a higher reputation.

Peñarol claims Brian Rodriguez to LAFC transfer is back on
Peñarol club director Evaristo Gonzalez told Sport 890 in Uruguay on Sunday that the deal was not yet complete but he projected it would be done within 48 hours.

LAFC sign Latif Blessing to new contract
Blessing, 22, had his contract option on his existing deal picked up earlier this year, an unusual step for an MLS club to exercise an option before the end of the season, hinting Blessing and/or his representation may be aiming to leave at the end of 2019.

MLS Team of the Week: Marco Fabian unleashed in Week 22
Here’s the rest of the MLS Team of the Week for Week 22.

David Beckham wants this former teammate to coach Inter Miami, per Italian report
Former Italian star midfielder Gennaro “Rino” Gattuso has emerged as a leading candidate to become Inter Miami’s first coach, according to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.