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

Union face Chicago next, MLS Team of the Week and more in today’s links

MLS: Columbus Crew SC at Philadelphia Union Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Pressing Points | Curtin Talks Short Turnaround Ahead of Fire Match
Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin was back at the microphone talking to the press on Thursday afternoon following the Union’s 1-0 win over Columbus Crew SC the previous evening.

Jack Elliott named to MLS Team of the Week
Elliott led the way with nine clearances and won 83.3% of his duels on the night. The 25-year-old also had three tackles and a pair of interceptions in the win.

In a battle of Major League Soccer’s two worst teams, Chicago fall to FC Cincinnati 1-0
Let’s see how Saturday’s opponent faired in their last game.

MLS News

U.S. teen Caden Clark signs for RB Leipzig on three-year deal
Clark, 18, will remain on loan at the Red Bulls until the end of the Major League Soccer season before making the move to Germany, where he’s signed a contract until 2024.

MLS Team of the Week: Nani, Carlos Vela shine bright in Week 9
Vela had one goal and one assist in a 2-0 victory over FC Dallas, suggesting his early-season injury woes may be shifting into the background. Meanwhile, Nani posted one goal and two assists in a 5-0 rout of the San Jose Earthquakes that amounted to Tuesday’s sole clash.

Teenage Hadebe completes million dollar move to Houston Dynamo
The three-year deal was announced by the club’s new majority owner, Ted Segal, at a press conference yesterday. Hadebe leaves Turkish side Yeni Malatyaspor after spending two years with the Super League team.

U.S. Soccer News

USWNT Olympic roster announced
Head coach Vlatko Andonovski will bring 18 players to Tokyo in an effort to try and win the 5th gold medal in the program’s history to go with their 4 World Cups.

Rest of the World News

Away goals rule abolished: UEFA announces major shake-up of club competitions
The rule, which had been in place since 1965, was used to determine a winner when teams were level on aggregate after a two-legged match. The team that had scored more goals as the away side were awarded the victory. But from now, this will be replaced by extra time and penalties.