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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Super Subs help Union to 2-1 over Fire

Union win, MLS announces new award and more in today’s links

MLS: Chicago Fire at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union survive Chicago Fire to inch closer to clinching Supporters’ Shield
In a game dominated by stoppages and fouls, Philadelphia was able to come out on top yet as the end of the regular season draws near.

Union aim for the Supporters’ Shield knowing Jamiro Monteiro could miss the start of the playoffs
If you thought it was bad when José Andrés Martínez went to Venezuela this month, get ready for next month to be a lot worse.

MLS News

MLS Wednesday Rewind: Timbers down Galaxy, Union edge Fire, and more
11 matches took place in MLS on Wednesday with several teams picking up important wins in their push for playoff places.

MLS announce new 2020 Young Player of Year award, will replace Rookie prize
The award will recognize the top player in the league age 22 and under at the end of each season. The Young Player of the Year will replace the Rookie of the Year award, which had previously honored the top first-year pro that was signed either through the MLS SuperDraft or as a Homegrown Player.

Report: San Jose Earthquakes’ Matias Almeyda top target for Brazilian club Palmeiras
According to Argentinian journalist César Luis Merlo, Brazilian side Palmeiras has made Almeyda their top target for the club’s coaching vacancy. Merlo reports that there has been no formal offer yet, and that should Almeyda be interested, any potential exit from the Quakes would need to be negotiated.

Rest of the World News

Wednesday UCL Rewind: Barcelona edges Juventus, Man United downs RB Leipzig, and more
Barcelona rebounded nicely from last weekend’s El Clasico defeat by defeating Juventus in UEFA Champions League play on Wednesday.

Bundesliga to go back behind closed doors as Germany enters new lockdown
At a virtual meeting on Wednesday, German chancellor Angela Merkel and the 16 heads of the German federal states decided amongst other measures that all professional sports including the Bundesliga must be played behind closed doors.