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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union exorcise demons

Sunday MLS action, European matches reviews and more in today’s links

MLS: Montreal Impact at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Union win over Montreal exorcises five years of demons
The Union’s 3-0 win over the Montreal Impact on Saturday wasn’t just consequential for the standings. It was the Union’s first win at home over Montreal in five years.

MLS News

Seattle, last undefeated team in MLS this year, lose 4-1 to LAFC
The Sounders took one on the chin Sunday night. A historically great defensive team looked all over the place against possibly the best attack that Major League Soccer has ever seen.

NYCFC win first game of the year, beating DC United 2-0
This is now United’s third home match without a win. Goals from Alexandru Mitrita and Heber on either side of halftime paced NYCFC, who were the better team for virtually all 90 minutes.

Rest of the World News

Manchester United suffer worse defeat of post-Fergie era
There have been some shocking Manchester United performances since Sir Alex Ferguson retired six years ago. It is a list that includes Olympiakos, Manchester City and Liverpool in 2014, Wolfsburg and Stoke in 2015, and Brighton, Tottenham, West Ham and Liverpool in 2018. You can now add Everton away in 2019.

Paris Saint-Germain clinch French League 1 title
Neymar returned to action for Paris Saint-Germain in a 3-1 win against Monaco on the day the capital club secured the Ligue 1 title.

Liverpool go back up top with 2-0 over Cardiff
Liverpool returned to the top of the table with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over relegation-threatened Cardiff City thanks to goals from Georginio Wijnaldum and a James Milner penalty.