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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union host Toronto with first place on the line

Toronto scouting report, Supporter’s Shield will be awarded, and the USMNT have their next game scheduled

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MLS: Philadelphia Union at Toronto FC David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Opponent Scout: Toronto FC
The battle for the top of the Eastern Conference and the league is going down on Saturday night as second place Union host first place Toronto FC. A win for Philly would see them into first place on tiebreakers while while a win for Toronto could pull them ahead by a comfortable six points with just three games to go in the regular season.

MLS News

Nashville SC fights to 1-1 draw against New England Revolution in rematch at Nissan Stadium
The first 73 minutes between Nashville SC and the New England Revolution on Friday were as uneventful as the first match between the two teams, a scoreless draw on Oct. 3. That was until Nashville center back Walker Zimmerman rose above the New England bunch to head in Randall Leal’s corner kick.

Top MLS club will get Supporters’ Shield as fan group backtracks
Bowing to public pressure, and after consulting with representatives of the Independent Supporters’ Council, the Supporters’ Shield Foundation reversed course on Friday, and will award the Supporters’ Shield in 2020.

Which MLS teams have the most minutes played by players under 22?
Reigning Supporters’ Shield champion LAFC lead the pack, with a total of 4,529 minutes played by players under 22, which is nearly a quarter of their total minutes for the season.

US Soccer News

USMNT to play Wales in November
The USMNT last were on the field back on February 1st, when they beat Costa Rica 1-0 in their annual January Camp. It’s the lone match they have played in 2020. The USMNT were originally scheduled to face Wales in Cardiff on March 30th, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of that match.