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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Weekend Preview

Union preview, MLS Week 8 preview and MLS expansion talk

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Philadelphia Union News

Montreal Impact Match Preview
When Montreal Impact comes to Talen Energy Stadium, messiness tends to follow. Whether it’s Nacho Piatti running rampant, late comebacks led by unlikely heroes, or simply a big letdown after an early goal, this matchup gives Philly issues.

MLS News

MLS Week 8 Preview: LAFC/Sounders clash headlines the weekend’s matches
The top-of-the-table clash in the West could give us a way-too-early look at the Western Conference playoffs six months from now.

Toronto edges out Minnesota United in a wild 4-3 game
The Reds saw it out, with Minnesota’s frustrations continuing to bubble over as they seemed in search of a hat trick of red cards, and TFC picked up their fourth victory of 2019.

Galaxy narrowly defeat Houston 2-1
The LA Galaxy have now won five straight matches after a late header from Diego Polenta was enough to top Houston 2-1 Friday night at Dignity Health Sports Park.

RSL find scoring touch, defeats Cincinnati 3-0
A harried first half was capped by two RSL goals shortly before halftime, with Albert Rusnak and Sam Johnson providing the finishing touch. The win was just RSL’s second clean sheet on the year.

St. Louis and Sacramento to make case for MLS expansion
Both Sacramento and St. Louis have been in the expansion mix for several years and both bids saw recent changes in their respective ownership groups that have injected renewed hope.

Ranking the remaining MLS expansion cities
While St. Louis and Sacramento seem like locks, who else is in the running to be the next MLS expansion city?