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Brotherly Game Daily Links 9/24/17

Union win big, USMNT World Cup jersey leak, and more in the links.

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Philadelphia Union News

Union-Fire observations: Chris Pontius helps end 6-game winless streak
Chris Pontius helped the limping Union stun the potent Fire, 3-1, on Saturday night, ending a six-game winless streak.

MLS News

Toronto FC suffers late loss in New England; NYCFC draw in Hartford
Toronto FC missed a chance to secure the MLS Supporters' Shield on Saturday, falling 2-1 to the New England Revolution.

Is Atlanta's Josef Martinez an MLS MVP candidate or not?
Is the sample size too small, or the goal haul just too big?

Players alone aren't responsible for Galaxy's disastrous season
If Sigi Schmid thought the Galaxy hit bottom when they quit against Toronto FC, he must have been surprised when the team tunneled even deeper into ignominy four days later in Atlanta.

Latest heartbreak may signal another wasted generation for Red Bulls
With New York relying on young talent, the U.S. Open Cup may have been a last shot at silverware in the near future.

US Soccer News

Nike USA 2018 World Cup Kit Design
Hopefully we'll see these in Russia.

Rest of the world News

Man United Man City stay on top with victories Chelsea, Spurs both win
Manchester City and Manchester United both picked up their fifth Premier League wins of the season to stay top of the table, with Pep Guardiola's men only ahead of their rivals on goal difference.

Real Madrid get much-needed win Barcelona still perfect in La Liga
Real Madrid returned to winning ways against Alaves while Barcelona are now six wins from six tries to open their La Liga campaign.

Dortmund cruise to open 3-point lead over Bayern; Hoffenheim win again
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat trick as Borussia Dortmund routed Borussia Monchengladbach 6-1 to remain atop the Bundesliga on Saturday.