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MLS Midweek action, Champions League results and more in today’s links



Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union will host first round playoff game Nov. 20-23
New York Red Bulls’ draw with Atlanta United guaranteed the Union at least one home playoff game.

MLS News

MLS Scoreboard: Timbers trounce RSL, Red Bulls tie Atlanta United, and more
On a night when six different teams were in position to seriously boost their Major League Soccer playoff prospects, only two teams took full advantage of their extra game before Sunday’s Decision Day regular season finales.

Atlanta United leads MLS, ranks among world leaders in attendance
The Five Stripes finished the 2021 regular season with an average announced home attendance of 43,964. In 17 home games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the total attendance was 747,386.

Concacaf News

Leon Bailey, Michail Antonio headline Jamaica roster for qualifier vs. USMNT
The Reggae Boyz announced their roster for a pair of November qualifiers, which features English Premier League talents Antonio and Bailey, among several others. Jamaica will face El Salvador on November 12 in its first qualifier of the month before hosting the U.S. men’s national team in Kingston on Nov. 16.

Forge Secures Champions League Slot By Sinking Santos
A crowd of 4,162 fans took in an entertaining and historic Concacaf League affair at Tim Hortons Field tonight, with Forge surpassing expectations to record a 3-0 win that sees the side advance to the semi-final stage of the continental competition. The result also means that Forge has qualified for the Concacaf Champions League, becoming the first CPL side to do so.

Rest of the World News

UEFA Champions League scores, takeaways: Liverpool, Ajax into last 16 as Manchester City leapfrog PSG
RB Leipzig were eliminated from Champions League knockout contention following a 2-2 draw.

Unai Emery rejects Newcastle in favour of Villarreal stay
Emery, who has also enjoyed spells at Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain, Sevilla and Valencia, led Villarreal to a seventh-placed finish in LaLiga last season, although the side have not fared so well this season and are just three points above the relegation zone after 11 games.

FOX Sports Scores Media Rights to UEFA European Championship in Landmark Deal
The massive rights deal – featuring more than 1500 soccer matches – makes FOX Sports the country’s exclusive home to world-renowned competitions, beginning with the UEFA Nations League™ in June 2022.

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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