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Brotherly Game Daily Links: MLS Cup is here!

Tale of the tape, hold off on Zlatan to Milan for now and can Leicester City do it again?

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MLS News

2019 MLS Cup tale of the tape for each position
With the big game drawing closer, Bobby Warshaw takes a look at how the two teams matchup in every part of the field, as well as the sidelines.

New MLS Cup playoff format ‘much more intense’ for players
The new MLS playoff schedule brought a fast-paced, single-elimination format. Some felt it more intense and exciting than before and are looking forward to Sunday’s MLS Cup between Toronto FC and the Seattle Sounders that is being played a month earlier than in years past.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to AC Milan? Not so fast, says MLS commissioner Don Garber
According to reports from across the pond, the LA Galaxy striker could be on the verge of a return to the Serie A with AC Milan — and MLS Commissioner Don Garber provided much of the fodder for those reports.

Can St. Louis go MLS crazy like Seattle? That’s the hope as owners take steps toward 2022
Before ownership group members meet with local soccer supporters at The Post Sports Bar & Grill in Fenton to watch Sunday’s big game between the Sounders and Toronto FC, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch caught up with ownership group leader Carolyn Kindle Betz about what comes next.

Rest of the World News

Leicester couldn’t win the Premier League again, could they?
Objectively, Leicester are within a shout of challenging for the title. Liverpool or Manchester City -- or both -- will drop points when the sides meet at Anfield on Sunday, while Rodgers’ men also have a friendly set of fixtures coming up.