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Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 12-13-15

Interviews with Philadelphia Union owner Jay Sugarman and Director of Soccer Earnie Stewart, the top college goalkeeper is entering the SuperDraft, and Major League Soccer in Sacramento. Check out this weekend's news below.

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Sugarman: 'Feels like a new chapter' with Stewart leading Union | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia:
Between the roster turnover, and a new player development program, facility and sporting director, Philadelphia Union owner Jay Sugarman is excited for the future.

Vancouver’s Callum Irving is NCAA’s top ‘keeper; will enter MLS draft | The Province:
Callum Irving, who came through the Whitecaps residency program, was confirmed as the NCAA's top goalkeeper on Friday as he cracked the All-America First Team. He's the first Kentucky Wildcat, male or female, to make a National Soccer Coaches Association of America first team.

Andy Furillo: MLS looks inevitable for Sacramento | The Sacramento Bee:
The possible became probable and the probable now appears to have evolved into a foregone conclusion. Before you know it, and hopefully before the rest of the polar ice caps melt, we’ll have big-league soccer in Sacramento.

A week covering the Portland Timbers winning the MLS Cup (photos) |

The champions get the celebration that they deserve.

Philadelphia Union hope nearly completed training complex signals "new chapter" |

More on the new direction that the Union are trending in.

Check out a video of the new sporting director Earnie Stewart! This is part one of two in a meet Earnie promo: