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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Dockal named Union MVP

Trusty named Union DPOY, Villa leaving MLS, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Dockal named Union MVP, Trust named Defensive Player of the Year

Dockal finished the 2018 season as the league leader in assists with 18. Logging more than 2,300 minutes, his feat broke the club record of 15 helpers previously set by Cristian Maidana in 2015 and tied him for the ninth-most assists over a single season in league history.

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MLS News

David Villa will not return to NYCFC

Ever the consummate professional, Villa made his mark on NYCFC throughout his four seasons with the club, scoring 80 goals in 124 appearances and also took home an MLS Landon Donovan MVP award for his efforts in 2016.

Bastian Schweinsteiger signs new one year contract with Chicago

Schweinsteiger, 34, has spent the past two seasons with Chicago, making 61 league and cup appearances and scoring seven goals.

Another major break in St. Louis’ expansion bid

A committee of city alderman unanimously passed a tax incentive plan for a proposed Major League Soccer stadium there, a first step that came more quickly and with less debate than some feared, suggesting the team ownership group may have a relatively swift path through City Hall.

Reggie Cannon being scouted by Mexican teams

Cannon has recently appeared in two US games where he started at right back. Those kind of appearances typically garner some international attention.

Rest of the World News

Four teams book their way to the Round of 16 in Champions League

As four teams advanced to the Champions League knockout round Wednesday, last season’s runner-up Liverpool edged closer to an early exit.