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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union come from behind twice for first ever playoff win

Union prepare for Atlanta, Semi Final round set, and more in today’s links

MLS: MLS Cup Playoffs-Round One-New York Red Bulls at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

The Union erase two goal deficit to defeat New York Red Bulls 4-3 in extra time
The come from behind postseason victory is the first in the team’s ten year history.

Super-subs key for Philly in historic first playoff
For the second time this year, contributions from the bench lifted the Philadelphia Union to an improbable comeback win over the New York Red Bulls, this time on a historic night that saw the Union win a playoff game for the first time in franchise history.

Teammates bail out Andre Blake in comeback win
For most of this season, and pretty much his entire career, Andre Blake has bailed out his Philadelphia Union teammates with big save after big save. In Sunday’s 4-3 playoff win over the New York Red Bulls at Talen Energy Stadium, it was his team’s turn to return the favor.

MLS News

LA Galaxy defeat MNUTD to advance in MLS Cup playoffs
The LA Galaxy defense was pushed to its breaking point, but goals from Sebastian Lletget and Jonathan dos Santos lifted LA to a 2-1 away victory over Minnesota United Sunday night at a raucous Allianz Arena.

Armchair Analyst: Audi 2019 MLS Cup Philadelphia/New York Playoff Round One analysis
Union players, coaches, front office, owners, stadium vendors, talk radio personalities, beat reporters and – most importantly – the fans got their moment. The official attendance was 18,530. My guess is that thousands more will say “I was there!” in the years to come. This win was that big for Philly.

A look at the Conference Semifinal matchups
All the home teams have advanced thus far in the 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs, including the last three MLS champions, as the 2019 Conference Semifinals take shape with one first-round match left to play.

Rest of the World News

Don’t read too much into Man United’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool as both teams got a helpful point
As tempting as it is to assess Liverpool’s title credentials or Manchester United’s ability to kick-start their faltering season after Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Old Trafford, sometimes the outcome is nothing more than what it is: the result at the end of 90 minutes.

Koeman has clause allowing him to join Barcelona in Netherlands contract
Koeman, whose goal won Barca their first-ever European Cup in 1992, has enhanced his reputation as a manager since taking over the Dutch national side.