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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Trusty focused on future

NYCFC needs a new manager, Zlatan interested in Italy, and Champions League results

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Philadelphia Union News

Frustrated with demotion, Auston Trusty looking ahead to next season
Looking back on his 2019 season, Auston Trusty is understandably frustrated with how he lost his starting job in late July and didn’t see the field the rest of the season.

MLS News

Toronto FC adamant they deserve CCL spot if they win MLS Cup
As a Canadian club playing in a North American league, Toronto’s only route to the regional tournament is through the annual Canadian Championship, which the club lost in September after a shootout against the Montreal Impact.

Domé Torrent to leave NYCFC
The Catalan manager is allegedly looking at other options within MLS and the Middle East.

Zlatan Ibrahimović reportedly considers Bologna FC offer
Bologna coach Siniša Mihajlović and sporting director Riccardo Bigon both spoke to Ibrahimović last week and talks between the club and Mino Raiola, the Swedish star’s agent, are also ongoing, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

What’s the Cup? Get to know the Philip F Anschutz Trophy of MLS Cup
That gleaming bauble up for grabs is officially known as the Philip F. Anschutz Trophy. It’s been the prize for winning the league title since 2008, when it replaced the second iteration of its predecessor, the Alan I. Rothenberg Cup.

Rest of the World News

Dortmund storms back vs. Inter Milan; Chelsea, Ajax play unforgettable draw
The first half of the Champions League’s fourth matchday didn’t start hot, but it finished with some wild games. After Barcelona stumbled to a poor draw against Slavia Prague in the early action, the final six games of the day brought 27 goals.