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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Bedoya questions calls in Orlando draw

Aaronson growth being noticed, what’s the food like in the MLS Bubble and more in today’s links

MLS: Philadelphia Union at New York City FC Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Alejandro Bedoya questions calls on late handball appeal, Orlando City SC goal
Either way, both Curtin and Bedoya said they felt 1-1 was ultimately a fair result based on a game that both teams went into already sure of qualification to the Knockout Stage. But, for Curtin, it was also another example of an adequate performance that could have been better.

Aaronson’s movement, growth creating a stir
Brenden Aaronson is already the highest-scoring homegrown player in Union history, but rumors of German interest and a locked-in role atop Jim Curtin’s diamond show how high the local product’s ceiling could be.

MLS News

Lethargic TFC settle for a 0-0 draw against New England in final MLS is Back group match
Maybe it was the early start, the good standing of both teams, or just the fact that a more reserved match was a virtual surety after the the Reds’ most recent clash with Montreal, but Toronto FC’s meeting with the New England Revolution was a somewhat by the numbers affair.

Crew remains perfect, blank Atlanta United to seal Group E
A goal by Youness Mokhtar in the 18th minute proved enough to lift the Black & Gold over Atlanta United by a 1-0 scoreline. The victory clinched first place in Group E for Columbus, who has a date with the runners up in Group D for the first game of the knockout round.

Listless D.C. United out of MLS is Back Tournament thanks to 1-0 loss to Montreal Impact
D.C. United needed a win to be sure of a spot in the MLS is Back Tournament’s knockout rounds, but a mostly tepid performance saw them eliminated thanks to a 1-0 loss to the Montreal Impact. A deflected first half goal from Saphir Taider ended up being the winner, while United looked short of ideas for most of the 90 minutes.

Food in the MLS is Back bubble: Consuming nearly 5,000 meals a day and still ordering Chipotle
As of Monday, the MLS is Back bubble had gone through more than 14,000 pounds of chicken, nearly 7,000 pounds of seafood and nearly 2,500 pounds of bacon.