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Union’s Real growing up in front of our eyes, D.C. United has a new owner, and results from the Champions League

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at Philadelphia Union Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Union's 18-year-old left back Matt Real growing up fast, and right in front of fans
Drexel Hill native Matt Real was in the spotlight again Saturday. He opened up his game and contributed to the team's attack in some impressive ways.

Medunjanin and Dockal gel in the midfield
The distribution by Medunjanin has been beneficial for the Union and has allowed his teammates on the pitch to create more opportunities, particularly from the newly acquired Borek Dockal.

Philadelphia Union wearing recycled plastic jersey with matching Bimbo logo for Earth Day The Union and 21 other MLS teams will be wearing jerseys made of recycled marine plastics next weekend.

MLS News

Toronto FC advances to CONCACAF Champions League final with win over Club América
Toronto FC rode an early goal from Jonathan Osorio to secure a 4-2 aggregate lead over Club América and advance to the CONCACAF Champions League final, where they will face Chivas of Guadalajara.

New York Red Bulls fall to Chivas in Concacaf Champions League semifinals
Marsch insists losing to Chivas de Guadalajara in the Concacaf Champions League semifinals, 1-0, on aggregate following a 0-0 draw in the second leg Tuesday night was different.

D.C. United majority owner Erick Thohir reportedly selling stake in team
D.C. United majority owner Erick Thohir agreed to sell his 78 percent majority stake in the club to minority owner Jason Levien, according to an article in the Washington Post today. Levien has reportedly started assembling an investment team headlined by billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong.

The growth of MLS in the UK, and why British football fans are turning to America
Major League Soccer in the U.S. is making waves with every passing season, but the league's popularity in the UK is growing with each passing season.

DC United eyes Balotelli?
Balotelli is out of contract at OGC Nice this summer, and he's putting the finishing touches on a Ligue 1 season during which he has scored 14 goals so far.

Rest of the World News

Mohamed Salah the hero as Liverpool knock Man City out of Europe
Liverpool were on the ropes at Man City but thanks to Mohamed Salah's second-half goal, the Reds are heading into the Champions League semifinals.

Roma engineer miracle to stun Barca with epic comeback, reach UCL semis
Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco said his side needed a miracle to overcome Barcelona's 4-1 first-leg lead. They got it, and move on to the UCL semis.