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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Trio of Union stars up for year end awards

Know Your Enemy, MLS Awards finalist named and Ronaldo reaches a new milestone

MLS: New York City FC at Philadelphia Union James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Know your Enemy: Red Bulls with choices in the midfield
The biggest question Armas faces on Sunday is how to set up his midfield. In those final four matches, Red Bull used Kaku at the No. 10 twice and Mark Rztatkowski twice in the same role. This is not entirely dissimilar from the choice that Jim Curtin faces when he looks at Marco Fabian and Jamiro Monteiro.

Union’s Brenden Aaronson an MLS rookie of the year finalist; Jim Curtin up for coach of the year
Also, Union striker Kacper Przybylko is up for comeback player of the year. The award is defined as honoring “an MLS player who has overcome injuries and/or adversity in order to achieve success during the 2019 regular season.”

MLS News

MLS 2019 year-end awards finalists revealed; Ibrahimovic, Vela, Martinez up for MVP
The finalists were revealed Monday for Major League Soccer’s year-end awards, narrowing down each of the categories to a final three. The awards honor the best performers from the 2019 season, including the honor for most valuable player.

Ranking playoff teams most under pressure
Though each of the league’s remaining 14 clubs want nothing more than to win MLS Cup, pressure is different for every side heading into the Audi 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs.

U.S. Soccer News

USA vs. Canada, CONCACAF Nations League group stage: What to watch for
The USMNT had a great night at the office against Cuba, and they will look to have a similarly good performance against Canada.

Rest of the World News

Ronaldo scores 700th goal for club and country
The Portuguese icon becomes the sixth male player to score 700 goals in his career. The others include Pele, Romaro, Josef Bican, Ferenc Puskás, and Gerd Muller.