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Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 12-8-15

Yesterday was a huge day for the Union with the blockbuster trade of Chaco Maidana and Andrew Wenger to the Houston Dynamo for the 6th pick in the MLS SuperDraft and allocation money. Today is also a monumental day for the MLS as a whole with the first ever free agency about to begin.

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Free agency ushers new era of player movement into MLS this offseason | Orlando Sentinel:

Major League Soccer's first class of free agents is official! Click the link above to see the full list - is there anyone you would like to see in blue and gold next season?

5 things about new MLS expansion plans and what they mean for Sacramento | Sacramento Business Journal:

A better look at the expansion plans for Sacramento in light of Commissioner Garber's news of the league looking to expand to 28 teams in the future.

Wolff encouraged by MLS expansion news | My San Antonio:

While we're on the topic of expansion...

Union’s offseason commences with trades, goodbyes | Daily Times Sports:

A roundup of the Union's moves so far.

Below is Conor Casey doing what he does best, scoring set piece goals. This one sealed a Union win against the San Jose Earthquakes: