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Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 12-25-15 [Christmas Edition]

Merry Christmas Union faithful!! You've seen what we over at The Brotherly Game would like for Christmas so in the comments let us know what you would like for Christmas from the Union. Check out the latest news below.

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Are the Philadelphia Union on the Path to Success? | VAVEL.com:

There has been a ton of change but to what extent will it help. Many Union fans are optimistic about the Philadelphia Union going forward. VAVEL USA's Jordan Wohl looks at this offseason and if that optimism is misplaced.

Luis Gil leaves Real Salt Lake, MLS for Liga MX's Queretaro - Planet Futbol | SI.com:

The mass exodus of top MLS players to Liga MX continues. Luis Gil has left MLS's Real Salt Lake for Liga MX's Queretaro on a free transfer and signed a three-year deal with his new club.

Juninho transferred to Club Tijuana | LAG Confidential

LA Galaxy's Juninho joins former Philadelphia Union defender Michael Orozco in Tijuana, making him the second best Juninho in Liga MX behind Juninho.

2015 Year in Review: U.S. men's national soccer team - Planet Futbol | SI.com:

Looking forward to 2016, the United States Men's National team has some work to do. They missed the mark on their biggest goals in 2015. Avi Creditor gives his year in review for Jurgen Klinsmann's side.

Montreal Impact confirm talks with Didier Drogba, Chelsea - Planet Futbol | SI.com:

Montreal Impact confirm talks with Chelsea over Didier Drogba's potential return to the club in a coaching or ambassador role. This could really derail the progress that Montreal was making as a whole.

Don Garber is right -- MLS deserves more respect. But it doesn't help its own cause. | Soccer America:

The MLS should get more respect than it does but it doesn't help your cause when your leader is the one requesting it.

A Less Hot Take Approach To Evaluating MLS Centerbacks | American Soccer Analysis:
Another article for the analytic fanatics out there. It also gives a bit of a reason to worry about Maurice Edu in 2016.

Check out Vincent Nogueira sealing the Union's first win of the season against New York City FC: