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MLS Sunday review, Liverpool/Manchester United postponed after fan protests and more in today’s links



Philadelphia Union News

José Andrés Martínez’s red card draws rare criticism from Jim Curtin, and could draw an extra suspension
“A blatant red card and a complete mistake,” Curtin said of Martínez’s elbow to the head of New York’s Valentín Castellanos — a rare public criticism of an individual player.

MLS News

Nashville SC drops points for third straight match with 0-0 draw vs Inter Miami CF
A claustrophobic midfield and compact spaces at each end of the field left little room for Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF to have much of a chance on goal Sunday. A 0-0 draw between the two 2020 expansion teams was its destiny from the beginning.

Sounders vs. LA Galaxy, recap: Kings of the hill
The Seattle Sounders welcomed the league-leading LA Galaxy to Lumen Field for an early season game with the potential for major implications. The Sounders stood up strong and handed the Galaxy their first loss as they ran out to a 3-0 victory.

Post Match: Disjointed Whitecaps fall to Colorado Rapids
After two strong performances, which earned the Caps four points against likely trophy contenders Portland Timbers and Toronto FC, Vancouver fell back to earth in a 1-0 loss to Colorado Rapids Sunday night at Rio Tinto Stadium.

U.S. Soccer

Aaronson scores to help Red Bull Salzburg win second-straight Austrian Cup
Brenden Aaronson has played a vital role in the Red Bull Salzburg midfield this season and the American delivered his biggest goal to date in Saturday’s Austrian Cup Final.

Rest of the World News

Inter end Juventus’ Serie A dominance with first title in 11 years
The league title is Inter’s first since winning the Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League Treble in 2009-10 under Jose Mourinho, and their 19th overall.

Man United vs. Liverpool postponed after anti-Glazer protests on pitch at Old Trafford
Fans started gathering on the forecourt at Old Trafford at around noon BST/8 a.m. ET. An hour later, a large group broke the fencing around the stadium and moved the protest toward the Munich Tunnel underneath the Sir Bobby Charlton Stand.

Man United fans’ disdain for Glazer family led to Liverpool postponement; what happens next?
United supporters’ antipathy toward the Glazers dates back 16 years, when the Florida-based family plunged the club into debt to the tune of £540 million with a leveraged takeover. There was protest at the time, with warnings voiced that such an ownership model would see club money spent on the servicing of loans rather than the acquisition of star players.

Hello Union fans! My name is Alex and I've been doing the daily links post for Brotherly Game since the 2016 season. You'll find me on here with all the biggest news stories in MLS and around the world. I also live tweet many of the Union games, and I'm a season ticket hold in section 102. Stop by and say hi!

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