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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Red Bulls and the USMNT lose Aaron Long after tearing Achilles against Union

MLS Power Rankings, Garber says Sacramento no longer the primary location for expansion and more in today’s links

SOCCER: MAY 15 MLS - New York Red Bulls at Philadelphia Union Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

MLS News

Power Rankings: New England, LA Galaxy soar, Columbus slump after Week 5
The Union climb to number three in this week’s MLS Power Rankings.

What are the Red Bulls going to do without Aaron Long?
New York left with unenviable options after talismanic center back suffers season-ending injury.

The Crew update rebranded logo following meeting with supporters
Columbus has its second logo in a week after Monday’s meeting between the front office and fans.

Howard Webb on how MLS is getting VAR right and what other leagues can learn
Webb was promoted to general manager of the referees’ body, the Professional Referee Organization (PRO), a year later. He’s been at the heart of VAR’s development, overseeing how it’s applied and the training and mentorship of referees.

Don Garber on MLS expanding to Sacramento: “They’re not the primary location for us”
“I wouldn’t say it’s primary. I mean, it was certainly, you know. It was just a matter of getting closed and that would have been our 30th team,” Garber told reporters in Cincinnati on Sunday. “So now, I think it’s fair to say they’re not the primary location for us but they’re certainly in the mix.”

Rest of the World News

Chelsea race past Leicester City to boost Champions League hopes
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