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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Scouting the Union’s next opponent

Red Bulls preview, MLS Weekend review, and the European competitions have been decided

SOCCER: AUG 20 MLS New York City FC at New York Red Bulls Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Philadelphia Union News

Opponent Scout: New York Red Bulls
After losing Luis Robles to Inter Miami CF and Bradley Wright-Phillips to LAFC in the offseason, New York knew they had some big shoes to fill coming in to 2020. Quite surprisingly, they are currently sit near the top of the Eastern Conference with 10 points and a 3-2-1 record with Philly right on their tails with 9 points.

MLS News

Inter Miami opens stadium with win, Galaxy wins El Trafico
One expansion team did the job against what MLS is hoping becomes a regional rival, while the other had little luck against one of the league’s powers as four games hit the docket in the United States.

Raul Ruidiaz Strikes Twice and Assists Once in 3-0 Win Against Portland Timbers
The game could have been completely different with a few different or worse decisions from the officials. In the 5th minute Portland appeared to have taken the lead when Chris Duval hit an absolute banger from outside of the box to clean up a Timbers set piece, but Eryk Williamson was correctly ruled offside with the help of VAR.

Official: Orlando City Signs Brazilian Forward Matheus Aias
Matheus was believed to have joined on a free transfer after securing his exit from Watford. Orlando City indicated there was an undisclosed fee. The Brazilian didn’t actually play for Watford, as he has been on loan to Club Deportivo Mirandés — located in Castile and León, Spain —since 2018.

Rest of the World News

Bayern Munich beat Paris Saint-Germain to win Champions League
Bayern Munich won the European Cup for a sixth time by beating Paris St Germain 1-0 in Sunday’s Champions League final thanks to a goal from former PSG youth academy graduate Kingsley Coman.

Sevilla down Inter Milan to secure sixth Europa League title
The loss extended Inter’s wait for a first European trophy since Jose Mourinho led the Italian club to the Champions League title in 2010. Sevilla have won the Europa League in four of the last seven seasons.