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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Bedoya name co-chair of 2026 Philly World Cup Bid

Minnesota trades Toye, UEFA Champions League Groups drawn, and more in today’s links

SOCCER: SEP 06 MLS Philadelphia Union at New York Red Bulls Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Philadelphia Union News

Bedoya named honorary co-chair of Philadelphia’s Bid Committee for the FIFA World Cup
Philadelphia Soccer 2026 Announces Alejandro Bedoya, Carli Lloyd and Julie & Zach Ertz as honorary co-chairs of Philadelphia’s Bid Committee for the FIFA World Cup 2026.

MLS News

MNUFC send Toye to Impact
In exchange Minnesota receives $150K in GAM for 2020, $450K in GAM for 2021, and 2nd Round pick in the 2021 MLS SuperDraft. Minnesota will also retain an undisclosed percentage on any future transfer fees for Toye.

Eight stories to watch in final month of the transfer window
The Secondary Transfer Window will shut on October 29, but there are plenty of potential transfers to track, both incoming and outgoing across Major League Soccer. Here are eight to keep an eye on.

Timbers match against Rapids postponed until Nov. 4
The Rapids have had 14 people (four players and 10 staff members) within the organization test positive for COVID. Colorado also had to postpone their match against Sporting Kansas City last Sunday due to the initial positive tests coming through.

U.S. Soccer News

San Diego Loyal forfeit match in protest after accusing Phoenix Rising player of homophobic slur
Just a week after one their players was the target of a racial slur, the San Diego Loyal saw their season end with a forfeit in protest of what they allege was another slur.

Rest of the World News

Champions League draw: Ronaldo’s Juventus to face Messi’s Barcelona
Liverpool were placed in a group which promises goals alongside Ajax and Atalanta as well as newcomers FC Midtjylland, while Real Madrid and Inter Milan were also paired together in Group B.