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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union face Revs on Monday Night Football

Union face New England, MLS Weekend action and no Supporters’ Shield in 2020

MLS: New England Revolution at Philadelphia Union Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Opponent Scout: Rev’d up for Round 4
This will be the third time Philly has met the Revs in the regular season thus far and fourth time overall in 2020 (adding in the elimination match in Orlando) and there is still one more meeting between these clubs on the schedule.

Cory Burke finally able to play for Union again; Jakob Glesnes back from concussion
The Jamaican striker will be on the bench for Monday’s visit to the New England Revolution.

MLS News

MLS Sunday Rewind: Crew and Galaxy halt slumps, teen scores LAFC equalizer vs. Timbers, and more
It was a night filled with late goals all across Major League Soccer, whether it be winners, equalizers, or just late insurance goals, teams were waiting until the final minutes to deliver goals in multiple matches.

MLS Rewind: Impact defeats Inter Miami, Fire ties Sporting KC
Only one MLS club picked up a full three points in Saturday’s short slate of action.

Supporters’ Shield will not be awarded this season
While the trophy won’t be handed out the league says all the benfits will still go to the top team.

Toronto boss slams ‘disgraceful’ decision to not award Supporters’ Shield
The decision against handing out the award was reached by the Supporters’ Shield Foundation, which gives out the honor on behalf of the Independent Supporters Council. The award was created in the formative years of MLS and awarded in 1998 for the first time.

Handwalla Bwana reportedly traded to Nashville
At various points during his three seasons in MLS, Bwana has flashed signs of fulfilling the potential many saw in him as a Sounders Academy and University of Washington star. Most recently, that came in the MLS is Back Tournament where he had a goal and an assist in two appearances.

Rest of the World News

Liverpool’s Van Dijk set for ACL surgery, expected out for months
Van Dijk was injured in the fifth minute of the 237th Merseyside derby following a challenge by Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, which went unpunished by match referee Michael Oliver and VAR officials.