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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Monteiro and Mbazio called up to national teams

Union dominate Team of the Week, Rossi wins Golden Boot, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

MLS Team of the Week: Philadelphia Union lead after clinching Supporters’ Shield
Defensive midfielder Jose Martinez and center back Jakob Glesnes won starting XI nods for their contributions, midfielder Jamiro Monteiro earned a spot on the bench, and Jim Curtin took the coaching honors after the 2020 regular season’s final week.

In the Union’s finest moment, it was Ray Gaddis leading the team to its first trophy
The soul of the Union’s locker room and team’s longest-tenured player has quieted his critics again this season. Plus the case for why Jim Curtin should be MLS Coach of the Year.

Jamiro Monteiro Receives Cape Verde Call-Up
Monteiro joins the Cape Verde National Team also for the Africa Cup of Nations 2021 qualification group stage. Cape Verde will play the third and fourth of their six qualifying matches on Nov. 11 vs. Rwanda and will face them once again on Nov. 17.

MLS News

Armchair Analyst: Playoff teams by tier as the regular season ends
For the fifth time in Union history they walked into a game 90 minutes from lifting a trophy. For the first time in Union history they lifted that damn trophy. Philly are the Supporters’ Shield champs, and they unquestionably deserve it.

LAFC’s Diego Rossi wins 2020 MLS Golden Boot
With 14 goals in 19 games in 2020, the Los Angeles Football Club forward became the top scorer for the season, beating Raul Ruidiaz, Gyasi Zardes and Robert Beric by two goals.