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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union Super Subs make MLS Team of the Week

Ben Olsen out at DC, NYCFC loans out a DP and more in today’s links

MLS: FC Cincinnati at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Impact Sinks Crew
Union’s next game is this Sunday against Montreal, let’s see how their last game went.

Ilsinho earns spot in latest MLS Team of the Week
Fellow substitute Jack Elliott might not have earned a spot in the Starting XI but his set piece header and key role in a preserving the club’s seventh shutout of 2020 was enough to earn a bench spot for Team of the Week.

MLS News

D.C. United, Ben Olsen part ways
The Middletown, Pa. native leaves the head coaching job with a 2W-5D-9L record on the year, and an overall record of 113W-88D-137L in MLS play.

Mitrita loaned to Saudi Arabian club Al-Ahli until 2022
The loan opens up a Designated Player spot and international roster spot for NYCFC, which currently sits in fifth place in the MLS Eastern Conference.

Armchair Analyst: What the numbers say about Chicharito’s LA Galaxy struggles
It was not supposed to be like this for Chicharito. The Mexican star, one of the most celebrated strikers in Concacaf history as well as one of the most productive, was supposed to conquer MLS. He was supposed to walk into the LA Galaxy lineup and immediately show his class, show his cunning and show his nose for goal.

Team of the Week presented by Audi: Portland Timbers erupt for six goals, three Week 16 nods
Jeremy Ebobisse got the starting nod for a brace that included a thunderbolt of a free kick, as did Yimmi Chara for his two assists and slick work to set up Diego Valeri’s volley to make it 3-1 just after halftime. Felipe Mora’s brace also earned him a bench spot.