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Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/25/17

Union attendance figures, MLS Playoffs begin, and plenty of European results in today’s links.

MLS: Orlando City SC at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

While MLS attendance increases, the Union fall further behind
Major League Soccer’s attendance figures for 2017 show promise for most but decline for Philadelphia.

Ilsinho, Picault, Sapong named to MLS Team of the Week
The final MLS Team of the Week for the regular season included three Union players.

MLS News

Don’t Give Up The Ship: Chicago Fire vs New York Red Bulls, 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs Knockout Round Preview
The MLS playoffs begins tonight with Chicago hosting New York Red Bulls.

MLS Playoff Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps FC vs. San Jose Earthquakes
The second game of the night has San Jose heading up north to face Vancouver.

Tata Martino reveals contract details, confirms commitment to Atlanta United
With rumors and speculation swirling, Atlanta have Tata locked down through 2018 at least.

US Soccer News

Dave Sarachan named coach for USMNT exhibition against Portugal in November
The decision allows for a much needed pause for US Soccer.

2026 World Cup bid organizers give Philadelphia more good news
Philadelphia's proximity to other big cities is likely to help local efforts to bring games here.

Rest of the World News

Eddie Nketiah saves Arsenal in Carabao Cup; Bravo rescues Man City
Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to save Arsenal from a Carabao Cup exit to Norwich, while Claudio Bravo rescued Manchester City against Wolves.

Gerard Deulofeu and Jose Arnaiz star as Barcelona win in Copa del Rey; Malaga stunned late
Gerard Deulofeu created the opening goal and then scored with a superb solo effort as Barcelona beat third-division Murcia 3-0 in the Copa del Rey.

Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen cruise; Gladbach advance after derby win
Borussia Dortmund eased to a 5-0 win away to third-tier Magdeburg to advance to the DFB Pokal third round on Tuesday night.

Mauro Icardi bags a brace as Inter Milan go top of Serie A
Inter Milan went top of Serie A after holding on for a 3-2 win against Sampdoria at the San Siro.