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Should the Union bench Josh Yaro? US soccer news, and a big transfer in England.

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Philadelphia Union News

It makes no sense for the Philadelphia Union to bench Josh Yaro
In typical knee-jerk Philadelphia reaction, the popular thought right now is that Josh Yaro should sit his butt on the bench for the remainder of the 2017 season.

Quick Hits from Jim Curtin's press conference
A few thoughts from Coach Curtin.

MLS News

Columbus Crew SC transfer Nicolai Naess to SC Heerenveen
The Black & Gold free up roster space by transferring Naess.

Sabetti: 10 coaches who would be a good fit in MLS
Here’s a list of 10 names who could work in MLS.

The Hartford and the Belmont Dilemma
Moving a game to Hartford, Conn., and interest in perhaps building at Belmont Park have upped the stadium ante for NYCFC.

Influx of Costa Ricans into MLS ups the ante of World Cup qualifier vs. U.S.
Seven of Costa Rica's 24-man squad play in MLS. Their familiarity with the U.S. makes Friday's World Cup qualifier between the two even bigger.

US Soccer News

Michael Bradley still United States most important player despite not being star
Michael Bradley has been called many things since breaking into the U.S. national team and is now that team's most important player, no matter what.

Rest of the World News

Liverpool agree 40m pound deal for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Liverpool have agreed a fee with Arsenal worth up to £40 million for the transfer of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, a source has told ESPN FC.