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Union look to strike hard at Orlando, Dempsey suspension increased, and World Cup news

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

Philadelphia Union News

Union hope to snap out of scoring funk against Orlando City's struggling defense
When Orlando City came to Talen Energy Stadium for last year's season finale against the Union, the visitors gave up six goals. They have kept on conceding ever since.

Question the Enemy: The Mane Land catches us up on Orlando City’s season so far
Logan Oliver from our SB Nation friends at The Mane Land answers our questions about Orlando City.

MLS News

New York City FC routs Real Salt Lake to remain unbeaten
NYCFC (5-0-1) was dominant during a 4-0 win over Real Salt Lake in the Bronx Wednesday night, peppering Nick Rimando and the RSL goal with 26 shots while controlling the match with 65 percent of the possession.

Three weeks after incident, Clint Dempsey suspended an additional game
MLS Disciplinary Committee sure took its sweet time in issuing decision after FC Dallas game.

World Cup News

FIFA visits Atlanta as part of 2026 World Cup evaluation
A FIFA evaluation committee wrapped up its visit to Atlanta on Wednesday, checking out possible venues for the 2026 World Cup. The committee toured Mercedes-Benz Stadium, one of the proposed venues for the joint bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico.

CONMEBOL asks FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2022
CONMEBOL, South America's football confederation, has implored FIFA to increase the number of nations competing at the 2022 World Cup from 32 to 48.

Rest of the World News

Arsenal and Atletico Madrid escape to advance to Europa League semis
Arsenal survived a scare before advancing to the Europa League semifinals, where they'll be joined by Atletico Madrid, Marseille and Salzburg.

Bayern Munich select Niko Kovac as next coach
Eintracht Frankfurt manager Niko Kovac will be the next coach of Bayern Munich, according to a report by German newspaper Bild.