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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Kai Wagner makes third 2021 MLS Team of the Week

MLS Team of the Week, Revolution set MLS points record and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Kai Wagner collects third MLS Team of the Week honor of 2021
Wagner’s third appearance of the season came after collecting his seventh assist with a pin point cross to Sergio Santos in the second half in Toronto. Wagner’s pass was an important one as the goal drew the Union level with the Canadian side at 2-2. The left back led the Union with three key passes on the night while adding two won tackles and a pair of interceptions.

Alejandro Bedoya rails against the Union kicking away wins
“We’re just leaving points on the board at such a crucial time,” the Union’s captain said after his team did so for the third time in 12 days.

MLS News

Major League Soccer announces nominees for 2021 End of Year Awards
Major League Soccer on Thursday announced the nominees for the 2021 End of Year Awards and confirmed that voting is set to kick off on Friday, Oct. 29 (12 pm ET) and last through Monday, Nov. 8 (5 pm ET). MLS will release a list of finalists prior to the start of the 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs.

Team of the Week: LAFC, New England seize Week 33 chance
Huge opportunities awaited both LAFC and the New England Revolution during MLS Week 33, and they seized them to pace the Team of the Week.

Bruce Arena has taken the Revolution to the top
With their win over the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night, the Revolution broke the record for most points in an MLS season racking up 73 points. With one game left that total can get up to a spectacular 76 points before the end of the season.

Knights’ Foley no longer leading charge to bring MLS to Las Vegas
Foley said another investor is still seeking to land a team in Southern Nevada, but didn’t rule out possibly owning a minority stake or having a hand in handling front office duties for the potential franchise.

Rest of the World News

Funes Mori fires Monterrey to fifth SCCL title
Monterrey are champions of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League for the fifth time in their history thanks to a game-winning goal from Rogelio Funes Mori to beat fellow Liga MX side Club America 1-0 in the 2021 SCCL Final on Thursday night at the Estadio BBVA in Monterrey, Mexico.

Marco Reus, Borussia Dortmund’s elder statesman, is at peace with his place in the game
Reus has been at Dortmund for almost 10 years. There are young Dortmund fans for whom Reus has been the face of and possibly the only consistent playing figure of the club.