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Brotherly Game Daily Links: MLS Conference Finals set

MLS Bext XI announced, Manchester is blue, and more in today’s links

MLS: Eastern Conference Semifinal-New York City FC at Atlanta United FC Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

MLS News

New York shuts out Columbus 3-0 The Red Bulls calmly disposed of Columbus to advance to the Eastern Conference Final.

Sporting KC to face Portland in Western Conference Finals
SKC won on Sunday by a final of 4-2 (5-3 aggregate) with Daniel Salloi recording a brace along the way. Diego Rubio & Ilie Sanchez also contributed goals in this action packed affair.

Atlanta tops NYCFC
Atlanta United attacked early and often. Two goals off set pieces in the first half gave the Five Stripes extra cushion in their lead and they cruised to a 3-1 win.

2018 MLS Top XI Announced
The 2018 season was a banner year for MLS in terms of the growth of quality and depth in the league talent pool. With that said, selecting this year’s official 2018 MLS Best XI was as difficult as the process has ever been.

How Bradley Wright-Phillips forged a legacy in MLS
Bradley Wright-Phillips wasn’t your typical European player making the move to Major League Soccer when he left his native England for New York five years ago.

San Jose Earthquake’s Nick Lima training with Hertha Berlin
Lima, 23, was a collegiate teammate of Hertha goalkeeper Jonathan Klinsmann at the University of California-Berkeley.

Rest of the World News

Manchester City dominates Manchester United, 3-1
Jose Mourinho was not wrong when he claimed ahead of the 177th Manchester derby that Manchester City are “untouchable.”

River Plate and Boca Juniors battle to a thrilling draw in First Leg of Copa Liberatdores
Sunday’s encounter between Boca and River was a pulsating 2-2 draw, a game worthy of the occasion.