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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union crash out of MLS Playoffs

Union lose, Atlanta announces roster moves, and MLS Playoffs Tuesday review

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Philadelphia Union News

Union’s season ends with 2-0 playoff loss to New England Revolution
After failing to beat the Union in the teams’ first five meetings this year, the Revolution got their revenge in the biggest game of all.

Linked with transfer to England or Germany, Philadelphia Union’s Kai Wagner reveals plans
Reports from SI’s Kristian Dyer and Transfermarkt’s Manuel Veth have linked a number of German and English teams with interest in a move for Wagner, a revelation MLSsoccer.com can confirm. Wagner himself commented on the rumors in an interview with German magazine Kicker.

MLS News

Nashville SC upsets No. 2 seed Toronto in MLS Cup Playoffs on Daniel Rios extra time goal
Daniel Rios was the first player Nashville SC signed to an MLS contract in December 2018. The 25-year-old central striker wasn’t brought on board as a designated player but was asked to prove his worth in America’s top flight. Rios did just that against Toronto FC.

Sounders vs LAFC, recap: Synchronicity in Seattle
In a rematch from 2019’s MLS Western Conference Final the Seattle Sounders put up an identical 3-1 scoreline as they sent LAFC back home with nothing but hurt feelings. It wasn’t easy — an embarrassing penalty from Carlos Vela let off some pressure immediately following the opener, and it set the tone for some other near misses — but Seattle never looked to be in much danger of giving up their lead after the PK.

Orlando City loses appeal, goalkeeper Pedro Gallese suspended for conference semifinal
As a result, the Lions’ top goalkeeper will be suspended for Sunday’s conference semifinal match.

Atlanta United announce year-end roster moves ahead of 2021 season
Atlanta United announced its annual collection of year-end roster moves that signals another changing of the guard as the club finally moves on from its first homegrown signing Andrew Carleton, and potentially one of its most established veterans in Jeff Larentowicz.

Rest of the World News

Tuesday UCL Rewind: PSG edges RB Leipzig, Chelsea clinches Round of 16 spot,
A shocking league defeat over the weekend didn’t stop Paris Saint-Germain from rebounding in UEFA Champions League play on Tuesday at home.

Ibrahimovic slams EA Sports for using his name, picture in FIFA 21
The AC Milan forward said he does not have an agreement with the company nor has he received any income from it over the use of his image in the virtual football game.