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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Ale and Przybylko expected to be back for Red Bulls

Curtin’s press conference, Sacramento to be announced as new MLS team on Monday and Gil wins MLS Newcomer of the Year

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Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference
Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin addressed the local media for his weekly press conference ahead of Sunday afternoon’s 2019 Audi MLS Cup Playoff contest against New York Red Bulls.

Przybylko, Bedoya in line to return Sunday according to Curtin
Union head coach Jim Curtin gave a positive update on Przybylko’s recovery. He also indicated that captain Alejandro Bedoya is on track to be back for Sunday’s showdown.

MLS News

Sacramento expected to be announced as 29th Major League Soccer team Monday
The announcement will mark the successful conclusion of a laborious five-year effort by Sacramento community leaders and various investors to secure a franchise in MLS, the premier professional soccer league in the United States and Canada.

Ranking the spines of all 14 MLS playoff teams
There are multiple key variables come Audi MLS Cup Playoffs time. The most important might be the quality of a team’s spine, the players up the middle of the field.

Citi Field to Host New York City FC’s 2019 Audi MLS Cup Playoff Opener
With the Yankees’ ALCS Game 4 postponed due to rain moving the series back one day, New York City FC’s Eastern Conference Semifinal match will officially take place at Citi Field on Wednesday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m.

New England Revolution’s Carles Gil wins MLS Newcomer of the Year
Joining New England from Spanish side Deportivo de La Coruña as a Designated Player last winter, Gil found his feet immediately, earning the Revs’ captaincy and tabbing 10 goals and 14 assists in league play.

U.S. Soccer News

USMNT, U.S. Soccer Remain Stuck in Crisis Mode
The USMNT’s Nations League loss to Canada was just a symptom of a bigger problem that hasn’t subsided at all–and U.S. Soccer has only itself to blame.