Philadelphia Union News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.