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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union fall to NYCFC, to host Red Bulls

Union lose, MLS Playoffs set, and both Manchester teams stink

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

Philadelphia Union News

Early mistakes doom the Union as they fall to New York City FC 2-1
The result guarantees that the Union will finish in 3rd place in the East for 2019, and host the New York Red Bulls in the first round.

Red Bulls lay an egg in Montreal on Decision Day
The Union’s first round opponent didn’t have a great end to their 2019 Regular season either.

MLS News

The 2019 MLS Cup playoffs: Who’s in, and when do they start?
The Major League Soccer regular season is over and done with, with the MLS Cup playoffs kicking off on the other side of the international break, on Oct. 19, and the Portland Timbers and FC Dallas securing the league’s final two postseason places.

Carlos Vela becomes MLS single-season scoring king
The Mexican also won the MLS Golden Boot, beating out Zlatan Ibrahimovic who scored a goal and finished on 30 goals.

DaMarcus Beasley on his career, playing in Houston, and more
Ahead of his final match, Sunday against the LA Galaxy, Beasley held one last press conference with media. For 30 minutes, the Fort Wayne, Indiana native talked about moving to left-back, his post-career plans, what he’ll miss and so much more.

Expansion Priority Draft: Inter Miami wins coin flip over Nashville SC
In the first battle between the two teams that will enter Major League Soccer in 2020, Inter Miami CF got the better of a coin flip against Nashville SC in Sunday’s Expansion Priority Draft, choosing the No.1 pick in the Expansion Draft.

Rest of the World News

Are Manchester United facing a battle to avoid Premier League relegation?
Since a remarkable 3-1 Champions League victory against Paris Saint Germain in March, United have not won a single away game in any competition.

‘Nervous’ Manchester City have a lot to do in title race - Pep Guardiola
City slipped eight points behind leaders Liverpool after suffering their first defeat at the Etihad Stadium since December thanks to two late goals from Adama Traore.