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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Curtin confident in favorite Union

Union/Red Bulls history, is Zlatan best DP in MLS history and Euro 2020 qualifying results

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union’s Curtin: “We’re the favorite” but Red Bulls will play “the bully
It’s been eight long years since the Philadelphia Union last hosted a playoff game, and they’ll have to knock out a playground bully if they’re to make it a successful occasion, head coach Jim Curtin said on Friday.

Open Cup thrillers and more: History between New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union
The Red Bulls have generally had the better of Philly in the regular season, winning 14 of the 26 encounters, including five ties. In fact, the Union have more losses against the Red Bulls than any other team in MLS.

MLS News

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the best MLS Designated player of all time?
No one has ever been better-paid or scored as regularly, on a minute to minute basis, than Ibra, who’s notched 52 goals in 56 MLS games and, logically, spawned “best-ever MLS player” discourse.

Rest of the World News

Euro qualifying: Gundogan saves 10-man Germany, Bale earns Wales draw
Poland secured qualification to the finals with a 2-0 win over North Macedonia behind goals from Przemyslaw Frankowski and Arkadiusz Milik, both which came in the final 20 minutes.

Martin Odegaard Proving His Talent Is Above a ‘Publicity Stunt’
Every one of Martin Odegaard’s moves has been scrutinized since he signed at Real Madrid as a 16-year-old, but it turns out the Norwegian playmaker may be quite talented after all.