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Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 12-22-15

Hey Union fans! Are you excited for Christmas as I am?! It's in THREE. MORE. DAYS! Check out today's latest news and links below.

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Savarese: Leo Fernandes Likely Heading back to Union | Empire of Soccer:
The Cosmos wanted to keep Fernandes but as of now all signs are pointing towards a Union return.

Transfer Watch: Diego Forlan interested in joining MLS, awaiting any offers | MLSsoccer.com:
The Union were interested last year... could this be cause for speculation?

Independent Ethics Committee bans Joseph S. Blatter and Michel Platini - FIFA.com
The cleanup continues as the adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert has banned Joseph S. Blatter, President of FIFA, for eight years and Michel Platini, Vice-President and member of the Executive Committee of FIFA and President of UEFA, for eight years from all football-related activities.

Slim Pickings? Analysis of the 2007-2014 MLS Superdraft | Analytics FC:
If you enjoy analytics then check out this piece on the drafts from 2007-2014 to prep for the upcoming MLS SuperDraft January in Baltimore.

Also check out the MLS backflips of the year video below featuring CJ Sapong and Eric Ayuk below: