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Brotherly Game Daily Links 4/18/16

Always hard to go back to work on a Monday, and it's even harder after a Union loss. To help you ease into the work week here are today's links.

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Philadelphia Union News

Le Toux scores 50th all-time Union goal while wearing arm band for first time
The lone goal scored for the Union on Saturday was a milestone for Le Toux. Surprising this was the first time Le Toux wore the Captain's band as well, congratulation Sebastien.

MLS News

'In MLS, away from home is really different, really difficult'
At some MLS games, an away goal is met with nothing but deafening silence. Joe Callaghan reports on why the local fans usually have the place to themselves

Jordan Morris scores first MLS goal
Unfortunately for the Union Jordan Morris finally found the back of the net in his team’s 2-1 victory

Didier Drogba's backheel goal propels Montreal Impact's comeback victory
In his first game of the year Didier Drogba comes up with a cheeky goal to help Montreal's cause.

Goals, backheels, nutmegs, & saves | Plays of the Night
MLS selected their top plays from Saturday's action. A number of Andre Blake saves make the cut.


Christian Pulisic youngest non-German to score in Bundesliga
Christian Pulisic became the youngest ever non-German to score a Bundesliga goal as he opened his account for Dortmund in their 3-0 win on Sunday.  He also became the fourth youngest goalscorer ever in the Bundesliga.

Rest of the World News

In numbers: Barcelona and Argentina's Lionel Messi hits 500 goals
Lionel Messi reached the milestone of 500 career goals for Barcelona and Argentina during the match against Valencia in La Liga on Sunday. Here's a breakdown of stats for all 500 of his goals.

Aston Villa relegated for first time since 1987
It finally became official for Aston Villa on Saturday as their 1-0 defeat to Manchester United confirmed that they were going down.

Sturridge and Firmino net as Liverpool beat Bournemouth
Liverpool had a fine performance to keep their momentum going.