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Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 12-3-15

Yesterday was a day to catch your breath before we get hit with the next wave of moves and transactions. Enjoy the Thursday news with your morning coffee.

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Octagon Signs Philadelphia Union Midfielder Micheal Lahoud |

Micheal Lahoud capped off the season with a new agent. Octagon also represents other high profiled players like Daniel Sturridge. Lahoud played four seasons at Chivas USA prior to joining the Union in 2012.

Former Union Player could get his first MLS title | Philly Soccer Show:

Would it be the lead up to the MLS cup without more articles talking about it? Former Union Player Jack McInerney could get his first ring for the Columbus Crew this Sunday. He also discusses his future with the Crew because his contract is up at the end of the season. This podcast is perfect for your drive into work.

New Wave of Arrests in FIFA Corruption Scandal | The New York TImes:

BREAKING: Several top officials of FIFA are expected to be charged in the ongoing corruption scandal. Watch this story through out the day for updates. More than a dozen people are expected to be charged. Is FIFA finally on the road to being cleaned?

Late Goal Sees U.S. U-17's Fall 3-2 To England |

Philadelphia Union academy member Ray McGann wore the captain's armband for this one.

Giovinco wins the MLS MVP |

In what should come as a surprise to no one Sebastian Giovinco has won the MLS MVP award in his first season in the league after scoring 22 goals and assisting on 16 more (one more than Chaco Midana) for  Toronto FC as well as leading them to their first ever playoff appearance.