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Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 1-30-16

Zach Pfeffer discusses his move to Colorado, Maurice Edu back to the midfield, the Union are embracing analytics and more. Check out the latest news below.

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Zach Pfeffer excited for "fresh start" with Colorado Rapids after departing hometown Philadelphia Union | MLSsoccer.com:
Zach Pfeffer, a Homegrown player from the Philadelphia Union talked to mlsscoccer.com about turning over a new leaf in Colorodo. Hopefully he will be able to find consistent form with the Rapids and perform well (just not against the Union).

Back in midfield and healthy, Maurice Edu hoping for revival with Philadelphia Union, US national team | MLSsoccer.com:
#Edu2midfield Maurice Edu will be returning back to the midfield this year after deputizing as a center back due to team need. Hopefully Edu, Nogueria and Barnetta can form a solid midfield tandem this year. Now for the predictions on who will makeup the back line this year.

As Union continue foray into performance analytics, Bill Knowles takes on larger role | Philadelphia Union:
The Union are joining the 21st century and embracing analytics. We interviewed the team about this back in April.

El Tri coach Juan Carlos Osorio raises a familiar issue for MLS | US Soccer Players:
National team coaches - specifically Jurgen Klinsmann and Juan Carlos Osorio - are having a field day bashing MLS. Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has already clarified his statements, but his point about MLS as a career option won't go away.