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Philadelphia Union News

Five Union players called up to international teams
Philadelphia Union announced today that five players have been named by their respective international federations for call-ups in advance of the upcoming FIFA window. Borek Dockal (Czech Republic), Andre Blake, Cory Burke (both Jamaica), Olivier Mbaizo (Cameroon Under-23) and Adam Najem (Afghanistan) have all been called up. Mark McKenzie and Matt Real are still away with the United States U20 team for the CONCACAF U20 Championship in Florida but Anthony Fontana was replaced on the roster.

Bethlehem Steel to play at Talen Energy Stadium in 2019
Chester is getting another professional soccer team for the 2019 season.

MLS News

FC Cincinnati unveils new crest
Following months of speculation, FC Cincinnati showed off their new identity as an MLS expansion club on Monday, complete with an updated crest and color scheme.

One question for every team still in the MLS Playoffs
Each team will have a dual focus. Focus No. 1: Sharpening up the things you already do – making sure passing patterns are well drilled, and off-the-ball movement is clear and sharp, and defensive responsibilities are clear.

Minnesota United interested in Colombian defender
Segura is a 21-year-old central defender who can also play right back, according to Transfermarkt.

Zlatan named MLS Newcomer of the Year
LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimović is the 2018 MLS Newcomer of the Year, narrowly beating other finalists Wayne Rooney of D.C. United and LAFC’s Carlos Vela.

US Soccer News

Jonathan Klinsmann added to USMNT
Men’s National Team midfielder Darlington Nagbe and goalkeeper Zack Steffen have been forced to withdraw from the upcoming Kickoff Series matches against England and Italy due to injuries suffered during their respective second leg MLS Cup Playoff matches on Sunday.

Gregg Berhalter quiet on USMNT position
Columbus Crew SC coach Gregg Berhalter declined to speak about his future or the United States national team’s coaching vacancy after his team was eliminated from the MLS playoffs on Sunday night.

Rest of the World News

Santiago Solari named permanent coach at Real Madrid
Real Madrid have filed papers to appoint Santiago Solari as permanent first-team coach, the Spanish FA (RFEF) has told ESPN.