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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Seattle loses Leagues Cup Final

Philadelphia welcomes World Cup 2026 delegation, MLS Wednesday review and more in today’s links

MLS: Leagues Cup Final- Seattle Sounders vs Leon Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Welcomes FIFA, US Soccer As City Vies To Become Host City For World Cup 2026
Delegates got a warm welcome when they showed up to the Linc Wednesday afternoon. Over 200 soccer fans were on hand cheering the delegation into the stadium complex, with welcome banners posted everywhere.

MLS News

Sounders vs León, Leagues Cup Final recap: getting beat on the river
The two sides went into halftime level despite a number of chances throughout the first 45 minutes. Léon looked like the better of the two sides, carrying 57% of possession through the half, but they struggled to generate chances for much of the half.

MLS Rewind: Gil winner clinches Revs playoff berth, late penalty earns Red Bulls draw vs. NYCFC, and more
The New England Revolution became the first team in Major League Soccer to clinch a playoff berth, moving a step closer to a Supporters’ Shield that is starting to feel inevitable.

LA Galaxy GM Dennis te Kloese targeted by Chivas, multiple Liga MX clubs
The guaranteed portion of te Kloese’s contract expires at the end of the 2021 season, though the Galaxy have a club option for 2022, according to The Athletic. He originally joined the Galaxy in 2019.

LAFC sign Michee Ngalina from Colorado Springs Switchbacks
In 21 appearances for the club in 2021, Ngalina has emerged as one of the critical pieces for the Switchbacks’ attack, sitting top two on the team in goals scored, assists, and shots.

L.A.’s Central American community is forever bonded by the Galaxy
Ask any longtime Los Angeles Galaxy fan to tell you about Oct. 20, 2002, and they’ll likely smile and get right to it. It was the day that Carlos “El Pescadito” Ruiz scored a golden goal in the 113th minute of the MLS Cup final that will forever be etched in the hearts of many. The Galaxy had failed in three previous attempts to win the trophy, but it was the striker born in Guatemala City who started writing what has become a rich soccer history.