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Brotherly Game Daily Links: The Union are a buzzsaw

Gazdag for MVP, MLS Weekend review, and more in today’s links

MLS: Orlando City SC at Philadelphia Union Mitchell Leff-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

The Philadelphia Union are a buzzsaw: “What’s going on here is special”
It’s been sheer domination from a side that’s been borderline unstoppable for two straight months and could earn a second Supporters’ Shield title in three years. With three games to go, they’ve also secured a home game in the 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs.

The Union have a real chance to set a record for Major League Soccer’s stingiest defense
With three games to go, MLS’s decade-old goals-allowed record in a 34-game season is very much in sight — and the Union want it.

MVP race: Philadelphia Union’s Daniel Gazdag “should be considered”
The Hungarian midfielder provided one goal and one assist in Saturday night’s 5-1 win over Orlando City SC, pushing his club-record goal contributions total to 28 (19g/9a). That’s ahead of Driussi (27; 20g, 7a) and behind Mukhtar (33; 22g, 11a).

MLS News

MLS Rewind: Ferreira leads FC Dallas past LAFC, Sounders down Austin FC, and more
LAFC’s quest to claim a second Supporters’ Shield trophy took a major hit on Saturday with U.S. men’s national team forward Jesus Ferreira delivering a major blow to Steve Cherundolo’s squad’s rank in the standings.