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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Arriola signs extension with DC

Atlanta names interim manager, Concacaf announces new World Cup qualifying format and Juventus wins ninth straight Italian championship

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MLS News

Real Salt Lake crashes out of MLS is Back tourney with 5-2 loss to San Jose
Real Salt Lake’s time in Orlando came to an end as they suffered a 5-2 defeat at the hands of the San Jose Earthquakes. It was a tale of two halves as the first half saw some great attacking play from both teams, but the game just got away from RSL in the final 20 minutes.

Feeling better: LAFC 4, Seattle Sounders 1
Diego Rossi scored a brace to lead Los Angeles Football Club to a 4-1 win over the Seattle Sounders at the MLS is Back Tournament Round of 16 Monday in Orlando, to advance to the quarterfinal round.

D.C. United Sign Paul Arriola to Multi-Year Contract Extension
Since joining D.C. United, Arriola has appeared in 68 Major League Soccer games with 64 starts and tallied 14 goals and 10 assists in league play. In his three years for the Black-and-Red, the midfielder has made the MLS Team of the Week nine times and finished second on the team in goals in 2019 with six.

Stephen Glass named Atlanta United interim manager
The ATL UTD 2 boss will take over the first team while the club look for a permanent replacement.

Eales explains decisions behind Atlanta United managerial change
Because Atlanta United holds itself to the highest standard, club President Darren Eales said the decision to move on from Frank de Boer had to be made.

U.S. Soccer News

CONCACAF announces new World Cup Qualifying format, schedule changes
The 14-match “Octagonal” will take place from June 2021 through March 2022, with the top three teams automatically qualifying for Qatar and the fourth-place finisher going into an intercontinental playoff which will be contested during the June 2022 FIFA international window.

Rest of the World News

Juventus claim ninth successive Serie A title with win over Sampdoria
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 31st goal of the season in waning seconds of the first half at Juventus Stadium, with Federico Bernardeschi sealing the match with an excellent effort in the 67th minute.