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Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 12-24-15 [Christmas Eve Edition]

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Saint Earnie soon would be there.

It's super Andre!
It's super Andre!
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Gonzalez move to Liga MX Pachuca makes Galaxy MLS top-heavy | ESPN FC:
The LA Galaxy defender, who was once a poster child for staying in MLS, has moved to rival Liga MX as roster construction in MLS continues to evolve.

Michael Bradley named U.S. Soccer Player of the Year | ESPN FC:
The engine of the US Men's National Team, Michael Bradley, was named U.S. Soccer's Male Player of the Year on Tuesday. After a year in which he helped guide Toronto FC to their first playoff appearance as well as captaining the national team at the CONACACAF Gold Cup [But let's not think about that one].

Major League Soccer Players to Watch in 2016 | Fansided:

Can we see Andre Blake consistently show the potential that made him the Union's number one overall pick in 2014?

How Major League Soccer Is Closing The Gap With The Big Four | Forbes:

Major League Soccer experienced a boom in viewership both in North America and around the world and through television and digital platforms, as the league considers expansion to 28 clubs.

Now watch Andre Blake somehow save this shot from Adrian Winter against Orlando City: