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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union prepare for regular season finale

McKenzie’s homecoming, Dočkal’s MVP chances, and Decision Day across MLS

MLS: New York Red Bulls at Philadelphia Union Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Union/NYCFC Preview

Going on form alone, New York City FC is not in a good place right now. They haven’t defeated a playoff team since July 14, and since Ilsinho put Ronald Matarrita in the spin cycle and gave Ben the night Sweat-s, the City Group-funded club has but a single win, and that came over lowly Chicago.

How Decision Day can play out for the Union

In the 2018 playoffs, Philadelphia Union could face any of the following four teams in the knockout round: New York City FC, Columbus Crew, DC United, or Montreal Impact.

Mark McKenzie prepares for the biggest game of his career

The latest chapter in the story of Mark McKenzie’s stellar rookie season will be written just a few miles from where he was born.

What are Borek Dockal’s odds of winning MLS MVP?

The Czech Republic international may not be the sexiest name in the MVP conversation, but he’s made as much of an impact for the Union as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney have for the LA Galaxy and D.C. United, respectively.

MLS News

What’s at stake on Decision Day across MLS

The final playoff spot in each conference, the Supporters’ Shield, home-field advantage basically everywhere (but especially the top of the West), perhaps the Landon Donovan MLS MVP award.

Wayne Rooney not interested in winter loan to England

D.C. United striker Wayne Rooney isn’t interested in a return to Europe on loan this winter, saying he’s committed to his new team and that playing for another side would only serve as a distraction from his latest project.

Rest of the World News

Liverpool go top of the table in EPL

An early goal from Mohamed Salah and a brace from Sadio Mane helped Liverpool beat Cardiff 4-1 to move to the top of the Premier League.

Atletico Madrid wins to move to top of La Liga

Atletico Madrid climbed to the top of La Liga with a comfortable 2-0 win at home to Real Sociedad on Saturday, easing the pain of their humbling 4-0 defeat at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League in midweek.