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MLS News

Columbus Crew advances to MLS Cup Finals after second overtime victory of the postseason
In the first-ever postseason Hell is Real match, Columbus went on the road and defeated Supporters’ Shield winner, FC Cincinnati, 3-2 in overtime of the Eastern Conference Final, thanks once again to Christian Ramirez.

Defending champion LAFC defeats Houston to return to the MLS Cup final
With Saturday’s 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo in the MLS Western Conference final, LAFC earned a spot in next weekend’s Cup final with the Columbus Crew, adding a 53rd match to what has already been the league’s most exhausting schedule ever.

MLS Cup 2023: Columbus Crew to host at Field
As has been the case since 2012, the finalist with the highest regular-season point total hosts MLS Cup. If both finalists have the same amount of regular-season points, the team with more wins – or, if they’re tied in that category, better goal difference – will host MLS Cup.

Minnesota United signs DJ Taylor to two-year deal, picks up Michael Boxall’s option
The Loons finalized their end-of-season in moves that were the first since their hiring of new chief soccer officer Khaled El-Ahmad.

US Soccer News

Tim Howard elected to National Soccer Hall of Fame
A New Jersey native, Howard’s 121 USMNT caps are the eighth-most in federation history and the most by a goalkeeper. He featured in FIFA World Cups (2006, 2010, 2014) and won two CONCACAF Gold Cups in his international career.

USA vs. China: USWNT eases to 3-0 victory
Interim manager Twila Kilgore led the United States Women’s National Team to a 3-0 victory over China at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While the unbeaten streak extends to five matches, familiar issues in the final third continue to plague the four-time world champions.

Rest of the World News

Euro ’24 draw: France to face Netherlands; Spain against Italy
A total of 21 teams have already qualified for the tournament, with a further three places still up for grabs through a playoff tournament to be played in March.

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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