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Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/31/16

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MLS News

LA Galaxy narrowly defeat Colorado Rapids in first leg
Dos Santos goal gives LA a slim advantage heading to Colorado

Sounders vs. FC Dallas, recap: Seattle takes 3-0 lead onto road
Nelson Valdez scores one and Nicolas Lodeiro adds two more for Sounders.

Toronto FC Get Huge Playoff Win Over New York City FC in Scrappy Affair
A number of fouls from NYCFC weren't enough to stop the Reds, who were full value for their second straight big playoff victory.

What we learned as the Impact beat the Red Bulls, 1-0, in the MLS playoffs
Montreal have an important and somewhat surprising one-goal lead going into the second leg of their playoff tie.

Want to improve the MLS playoffs? Make them more American.
Playoffs can be great, but not in this crowded hybrid format. Trim the 12-team field to an eight-team bracket, and play three-game series.

Pablo Mastroeni revives Colorado with help from Wenger and Pochettino
With help from Arsene Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino in England, Pablo Mastroeni has turned his career and playoff hopefuls Colorado Rapids around.

Rest of the World News

Romelu Lukaku leads Everton to victory against West Ham United
Everton returned to winning ways as goals from Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley secured a 2-0 victory over West Ham United at Goodison Park.

Eden Hazard inspires Chelsea to victory over Southampton
Eden Hazard scored a goal and created another as Chelsea beat Southampton 2-0 at St Mary's to move up to fourth in the Premier League table.

Gareth Bale signs new Real Madrid contract until 2022
Real Madrid have announced that forward Gareth Bale has agreed to a new six-year contract with the Spanish giants.

Bobby Wood sent off as Cologne rout Hamburg with Modeste hat trick Hoffenheim move into third
Anthony Modeste scored a second-half hat trick and Bobby Wood was sent off as Cologne eased past 10-man Hamburg 3-0 at the RheinEnergieStadion.

Mario Balotelli goal helps Nice go clear atop Ligue 1 while Marseille and Bordeaux draw
Nice moved six points clear at the top of Ligue 1 thanks to a convincing 4-1 win against Nantes.