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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union face Columbus

Union/Columbus preview, Montreal and Salt Lake make front office changes and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Led by front two, Crew steady in second half of season
Since early July, Gyasi Zardes and Pedro Santos have jelled into an incredibly productive attacking duo, producing 13 goals and three assists between them. Luis Argudo and Younes Mokhtar don’t look too bad either, and Caleb Porter is finally seeing success from his labors.

For Fafa Picault and the Union, consistency is key - and an achievement
The Union’s win at San Jose on Wednesday continued a streak of having not lost twice in a row since the first two games of the season.

MLS News

Wiebe: Running the rule over Sunday’s slate around MLS
There are only two matchdays left. It’s time to break out of our comfort zone and up the ante, same as it’ll be between the white lines.

RSL GM Waibel out following ownership dissent uncovered in Petke complaint
The press release didn’t say he was fired, but after Real Salt Lake general manager Craig Waibel was quoted in former RSL coach Mike Petke’s legal complaint calling the club the “toughest” work environment in the league, it was only a matter of time before Dell Loy Hansen and he agreed to part ways.

Montreal Impact names Olivier Renard as sporting director
The native of Belgium has previously served as sporting director for Standard Liege and KV Mechelen.

U.S. Soccer News

Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic: Lack of playing time is ‘frustrating’
Pulisic, 21, was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday at Stamford Bridge. It is the fourth time in five matches that the ex-Borussia Dortmund player has sat on the bench.