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Brotherly Game Daily Links: Minnesota awarded 2022 MLS All Star Game

MLS Power Rankings, NYCFC’s Tinnerholm tears his Achilles and more in today’s links



MLS News

Minnesota’s Allianz Field to host 2022 MLS All-Star Game
The 19,600-seat venue opened its doors in 2019, and in addition to being the home of MLS side Minnesota United FC, has hosted several international events, including a pair of CONCACAF Gold Cup group stage matches in 2019 and an international friendly for the U.S. women’s national team later that year.

Wolfsburg reportedly eyeing a transfer for Ricardo Pepi
The forward has emerged as a goal scorer for club and country. While FC Dallas is struggling, he’s been a bright spot and has 13 goals and two assists in MLS in just over 1,900 minutes.

27 Takeaways: One observation on every MLS team after Week 29
We know that New England have locked in the East’s No. 1 seed, but the MLS Cup Playoffs plot continues to thicken beyond that.

Power Rankings: Portland Timbers keep soaring after Weeks 28 & 29
The Union climb to sixth in this week’s MLS Power Rankings.

NYCFC defender Anton Tinnerholm suffers ruptured Achilles tendon
Tinnerholm, one of the top right backs in MLS, chested down a ball before collapsing to the ground in significant pain without contact. The 30-year-old didn’t put any weight on his right foot as he was assisted off the field just past the half-hour mark.

U.S. Soccer News

NWSL’s Paul Riley controversy points to a bigger problem in which league repeatedly fails its players
Four different coaches, all men, have been fired in just the past four months for off-field reasons, including alleged sexual misconduct, verbal abuse, toxic work environments and racist remarks. Even worse, in almost every case, the coach’s problematic behavior had been known before his hiring — there were patterns, not one-offs — but those teams hired them anyway.

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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