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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Andre Blake registers 50th Shutout of career

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Philadelphia Union News

Achievement Unlocked | Blake registers 50th shutout
Blake and the Union defense picked up a stingy 2-0 win over FC Cincinnati to take over second place in the Eastern Conference. The clean sheet was a special one for the Jamaican international as he picked up his 50th career shutout for the Union in MLS play.

NYCFC makes playoffs for sixth consecutive year
The Union Regular Season finale is this Sunday against NYCFC in The Bronx, let’s see how their last game went.

Jim Curtin: Philadelphia Union want East’s two seed, home playoff games
“Going to Yankee Stadium, obviously we’ve set ourselves up now where we kind of control our own destiny,” Philadelphia head coach Jim Curtin said. “Ideally you get a top-four seed to host a playoff game in Subaru Park here. That’s obviously our goal, but we want to be fighting for that two seed as well.”

MLS News

Orlando City anger, Atlanta United’s frustration & everything else from Week 34
The penultimate weekend of the regular season means we’re changing the format a little bit, and placing equal emphasis on the games with playoff implications.

Sounders vs. Galaxy, recap: A whole Galaxy of frustrations
A 1-1 draw with the LA Galaxy is no balm for what ails the Sounders.

Houston Dynamo hire club hero Pat Onstad as new GM
Onstad, 53, spent the last eight seasons in the Columbus Crew organization, first as an assistant to Gregg Berhalter and later as technical director reporting to team president Tim Bezbatchenko. He also spent time in the D.C. United and Toronto FC organizations.

Rest of the World News

Tottenham appoint Antonio Conte as new manager
Conte returns to the Premier League having won the division with Chelsea in 2017 and the FA Cup a year later. He also won Serie A during his spells at Juventus and Inter. Conte left Inter in May following their title success amid reports the club needed to cut costs because of the coronavirus pandemic.