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MLS Week 11 preview, the best Yanks abroad, and a dive into US Open Cup history

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Philadelphia Union News

Union manager Jim Curtin feels the heat as struggles continue
Jim Curtin has tried his best to not let the Union's many losses over the last two years get to his head. But it seems to have happened lately, with the Union mired in a 2-5-2 start to the season.

As the Union keep losing, Bethlehem Steel again gives hope for the future
Although the Union are mired in another discouraging season, Bethlehem Steel quietly continues to bring some promising Union academy products into the pro ranks.

MLS News

Armchair Analyst: Your complete guide to the Week 11 MLS slate
We are now entering the part of the season where there begins to be a strong correlation between where you are in the standings, and where you finish in the standings.

Wayne Rooney Needs MLS More Than MLS Needs Him
Wayne Rooney has reportedly agreed to a deal in principle with DC United, but Major League Soccer is no longer a league peddling novelty or nostalgia; it's a serious league with serious fans who want to see their teams win above all else.

US Soccer News

Pulisic, McKennie, Yedlin & the Americans Abroad Best XI
It was a rough year for several veteran American players around the world, but proved to be a breakout campaign for a number of promising youngsters.

Land of the brave: The rich history of the US Open Cup
With the 105th edition of the second-oldest continual soccer competition set to begin in May, fans throughout the United States will gather to celebrate.

Rest of the World News

Brazil's Dani Alves ruled out of World Cup with knee injury
Brazil right-back Dani Alves has been ruled out of the World Cup with a knee injury, the Brazilian football federation has confirmed.

Arsenal's next manager faces bigger issues than Man United after Ferguson
Arsenal have plenty of resources and potential, but the manager who follows Arsene Wenger has an almighty mess to address both on and off the pitch.