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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Scouting NYCFC’s best players

US Open Cup tickets on sale, who has qualified for the CONCACAF Champions League, and more in today’s links

MLS: Montreal Impact vs. NYCFC Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Know Your Enemy: NYCFC's key players
It is tempting to believe that New York City FC’s success — they are currently third in MLS with 1.96 points per game — is down to the bottomless pockets of City Football Group, the club’s owners. This is not entirely accurate.

Dynamo host Union in the U.S. Open Cup Final on Sept. 26
For anyone looking to buy US Open Cups and go to Houston to support the Union, tickets are now on sale!

MLS News

2019 CONCACAF Champions League qualifying process clarified
There are now two MLS clubs that have qualified for the 2019 Concacaf Champions League (CCL), with Toronto FC joining Sporting Kansas City after their Canadian Championship triumph on Wednesday night.

Official: Orlando City Signs Peruvian International Center Back Carlos Ascues on Loan
Lions bring in Yotún’s international teammate for the rest of 2018 with an option for 2019.

Did Austin Stadium Approval Kill San Antonio MLS Hopes?
With the Austin City Council approving the term sheet of a new MLS stadium, there is some collateral damage -- and hopes for a San Antonio MLS team is one.

US Soccer News

Report: Academy Midfielder Reyna set to join Borussia Dortmund
Claudio’s son Gio joins German Giants.

La Liga set to play first game in United States in new marketing deal
Barcelona, Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid could play a regular-season game in the U.S. after La Liga signed a new marketing deal.

Rest of the World News

Germany down 14 places in FIFA world rankings and France up to No. 1
Germany's exit in the group stage of the World Cup has dropped them to 15th in FIFA's world rankings -- their lowest position in more than a decade.

Milan vs. Genoa Sampdoria vs. Fiorentina postponed following tragic bridge collapse
Serie A postponed the opening Serie A fixtures involving Genovese clubs Genoa and Sampdoria following Tuesday's bridge collapse in the city.