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Philadelphia Union News and Notes 1-28-16

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Transfer Watch: Scottish forward James McFadden nearing deal with Philadelphia Union? | MLSsoccer.com:
Is James McFadden coming or isn't he? There have been so many conflicting rumors on this situation but I know one thing, McFadden better not be considered the Designated Player striker that the Union are chasing.

New faces, new style as Union open preseason camp | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia:
A newfound intensity is apparent, Union veteran Ray Gaddis said as the revamped team began training at the Penn Park bubble.

A year away already paying dividends for Union’s Fernandes | The Trentonian:
Leo Fernandes has shown some major growth so far this pre-season after spending last season on loan with the New York Cosmos. His passing and movement have been on another level since he has returned and hopefully Fernandes will make an impact on the pitch this upcoming year.

The 10 biggest signs that US Soccer and MLS hate each other | Paste Magazine:
I wouldn't go so far as to say that they hate each other but there is definitely some bad blood among the two.

Five reasons why Tim Howard to MLS would be bad for him, USMNT | CBSSports.com:
#TimHowardToMLS a bad move?

Young American Stud Matt Miazga Set To Join Chelsea And Become New King Of English Soccer | Deadspin:
Hell yeah, now this is more like it! While it was understandable if disappointing (and disappointing exactly because it was understandable) that Jordan Morris skipped out on the chance to take his talents to the Bundesliga and instead decided to start his pro career in MLS, we are not without hope that one brave American will test himself in the best soccer leagues in the world and pass with flying colors. Our new hope lies with Matt Miazga, who is reportedly on the brink of a deal with Chelsea.