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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Paxten continues Aaronson legacy with Union

Next Union game, USA loses to Panama and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union homegrown Paxten Aaronson “is going to be really special”
“Paxten is going to be be really special,” manager Jim Curtin said after the 18-year-old scored the Union’s winning goal Saturday night. “He’s way beyond his years and his experience.”

Romell Quioto’s brace lifts CF Montréal over Atlanta United
The Union head north of the border for their next game against Montreal, let’s see how their last game went.

MLS News

MLS Rewind: Sounders clinch playoff berth, Rapids fight back for win, and more
The Seattle Sounders were without several key players for Saturday’s Cascadia Cup clash against the Vancouver Whitecaps, but it didn’t stop them from clinching a playoff berth in a lopsided home victory.

Concacaf News

Panama 1-0 USA - A pathetic performance all around
The USMNT came into Panama City flying high after two straight wins and outscoring their opponents 6-0 in the prior three halves of soccer. Unfortunately, that form was not to carry over into this game, with the US dropping all three points in their first loss in this World Cup qualifying cycle.

Mexico attack hits stride in victory over Honduras
Mexico topped Honduras 3-0 on Sunday night at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, staying undefeated in the final round of FIFA World Cup qualification in the Concacaf region.

Veterans Ruiz, Borges rally Costa Rica past El Salvador
Costa Rica fought back from a goal down to secure its first victory of the final round of World Cup qualification in the Concacaf region, beating El Salvador 2-1 at the Estadio Nacional in San Jose on Sunday.

Defenses shine as Jamaica and Canada battle to draw
A scoreless draw between Jamaica and Canada on Sunday at Independence Park in Kingston took Jamaica to a pair of points thus far in the final round of World Cup qualification, while Canada earned its second consecutive away draw and now sits on seven points.

Rest of the World News

Mbappe, Benzema lead France over Spain in Nations League final
France won the Nations League final with goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe earning them a 2-1 win over Spain at the San Siro stadium on Sunday.

Italy edge Belgium 2-1 to finish third in Nations League
Nicolo Barella’s thunderous strike and a penalty converted by Domenico Berardi proved enough to earn hosts Italy a 2-1 victory over Belgium on Sunday and third place in this year’s Nations League.