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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Union climb back into playoff spot with Orlando win

Union win, FC Dallas makes a coaching change and more in today’s links

MLS: Orlando City SC at Philadelphia Union John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Union earn important home victory with win over Orlando City SC
Even more important than the win, the Union demonstrated that they haven’t lost all of the glamour of their early-season success. This afternoon the boys in blue put on a strong attacking performance, highlighted by Sergio Santos and Kacper Przybylko.

Atlanta United defeats D.C. United in crucial Eastern Conference matchup
The Union’s next game is this Saturday hosting Atlanta United, let’s see how their last game went.

MLS News

Saturday Takeaways: What we learned from Week 26’s action
Eloy Room’s heroics earned the Crew an unlikely point, while the Galaxy’s defensive frailties have them looking over their shoulders. Elsewhere, FC Dallas may have kissed goodbye to their Audi MLS Cup Playoff hopes, while the Sounders had one eye on the League’s Cup Final and paid the price.

FC Dallas announces departure of head coach Luchi Gonzalez
FC Dallas has announced the departure of Luchi Gonzalez as head coach of the club. Director of Soccer Operations Marco Ferruzzi will manage the club on an interim basis as the search for a new head coach begins immediately. The decision comes off the heals of FC Dallas losing in the Texas Derby last night to Houston 3-2.

Chicago Fire lose to Montreal as Giménez and Aliseda left at home for violating team rules
The biggest headline from the Chicago Fire’s 2-0 loss to CF Montreal Sunday broke an hour before the first ball was even kicked at Stade Saputo. Two of the Fire’s three designated players, Ignacio Aliseda and Gastón Giménez, did not travel to Montreal after violating team rules.

Asprilla, Fochive notch in Timbers’ 2-1 victory over LAFC
The Timbers defeated LAFC 2-1 and now sit in fifth place in the Western Conference with 37 points, only one point behind the LA Galaxy in fourth.

Colorado Rapids tie Vancouver Whitecaps 1-1
Danny Wilson and Brian White scored in first-half action, and despite the Colorado Rapids bringing on two key players who’d missed significant time with injury to possibly find a winning goal, the hosts ended up drawing Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 1-1, at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Sunday night.