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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Early Preview for MLS Cup

New England signs a new defender, Inter Miami linked with a legend and more in today’s links

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MLS Cup 2019: Your early preview of what to watch for in Seattle vs. Toronto
Despite both carrying the tag of an underdog going into the conference finals, Seattle Sounders will host Toronto FC in MLS Cup at CenturyLink Field on Nov. 10.

10 reasons why LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic should stay in MLS
Here are 10 things that just might persuade the Swedish superstar to stay right where he is.

Revs sign Dutch defender Alexander Büttner
Büttner has spent his previous 12 seasons with notable clubs such as Vitesse, Manchester United, Dynamo Moscow, and Anderlecht.

Javier Mascherano linked with Inter Miami CF ahead of 2020 MLS season
Mascherano is heavily linked with the expansion side, as he’s nearing the end of his contract with Hebei China Fortune of the Chinese Super League. Mascherano, 35, has 147 caps for Argentina and has also played extensively in the Premier League with Liverpool and West Ham.

ESPN/ESPN2’s Audience for 2019 MLS Cup Playoffs Up 36 Percent Year-Over-Year
The four single-elimination playoff matches on ESPN and ESPN2 delivered an average audience of 388,000 viewers, up from 286,000 viewers for seven playoff matches on the same networks in 2018, according to Nielsen. It is ESPN’s most-viewed MLS Cup Playoffs since 2012 (392,000 viewers).