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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union’s season comes to an end

Union shutout in Atlanta, MLS and USWNT coaching moves, and more in today’s links

SOCCER: OCT 24 MLS Cup Playoffs - Philadelphia Union at Atlanta United FC Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Philadelphia Union News

Atlanta United beats Philadelphia Union 2-0 in MLS Cup playoffs
After scoring the early winner, Gressel connected on a long ball to Josef Martínez to seal the result. Josef Martínez stretched past center backs Mark McKenzie and Jack Elliott and hammered a shot past Blake in the 80th minute.

MLS News

LA is Black and Gold: LAFC 5, LA Galaxy 3
It took six tries, but Los Angeles Football Club got their first win over the LA Galaxy, in the 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs, no less, as they defeated their crosstown rivals 5-3 in the Western Conference semifinal on Thursday at Banc of California Stadium.

Vito Mannone named MLS Goalkeeper of the Year
Playing every minute of every competitive match this season netted him 34 league starts, 5 Open Cup starts, and the lone start in the playoffs for a total of 3,600 minutes this year. Through all competitions he had 19 wins (15 in MLS) and 11 shutouts (all in MLS play) along with 129 saves, all club records.

Tab Ramos named the head coach of the Houston Dynamo
Ramos has been managing the United Stated U-20 team since 2011.

Cabrera & Impact Go Their Separate Ways
Fifty-two year-old Cabrera arrived at the Impact to succeed Remi Garde in late August, and becomes the head coach with shortest reign in the club’s MLS-history.

Is Kreis coming home? The Athletic report says he’s set for RSL GM/coach interview
The report also indicates that RSL intends to interview current interim coach Freddy Juarez for the role, and should be hired as coach, Kreis could still be interviewed solely for the general manager spot.

US Soccer News

Vlatko Andonovski is the new USWNT coach. What should be his top priorities for 2020?
The world champions don’t need an overhaul, but the new coach shouldn’t be afraid to put his own stamp on the team.