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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Playoffs set

Union locked inpto the sixth seed, Red Bulls clinch Supporters’ Shield, and Barcelona decimate Real Madrid

MLS: Philadelphia Union at New York City FC Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Union lose in season finale to NYCFC, will face them in First Round

There will be no playoff game in Chester this week after the Philadelphia Union fell 3-1 to New York City FC at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.

Borek Dockal claims share of the assist title

D.C. United’s Luciano Acosta and Philadelphia Union midfielder Borek Dockal finished the 2018 MLS regular season tied for the honor of MLS assist leader with 17 each. It’s the first time each player has won the honor.

MLS News

MLS Playoff bracket set

Major League Soccer’s 2018 regular season came to an end Sunday with 11 “Decision Day” matches that decided the Supporters Shield winner and matchups for the first round of the MLS Cup Playoffs.

Red Bulls clinch Supporter’s Shield and CONCACAF Champions League

The New York Red Bulls’ refused to fade away from the Supporters’ Shield race and have outlasted Atlanta United, setting an MLS record for points in the process.

Josef Martinez wins Golden Boot

Long assumed, but now confirmed: Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez won the 2018 MLS Golden Boot trophy, finishing with 31 regular-season goals, nine more than Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s 22.

Rest of the World News

Luis Suarez scores Hat Trick in 5-1 Barcelona win over Real Madrid

Barca’s Philippe Coutinho opened the scoring in the 11th minute following a slick team move and Suarez doubled their advantage on the half-hour mark by converting a penalty awarded after consultation with the video assistant referee.

Leicester City owner dies in helicopter crash

Leicester City have confirmed the death of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after his helicopter crashed outside the club’s King Power Stadium on Saturday.