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MLS weekend review, Barcelona loses their first La Liga game this year, and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Union's win at Montreal gives Jim Curtin a needed boost
"We don't have the margin for error that maybe some other teams do," Jim Curtin said after the Union's win in Montreal.

RSL downs DC 3-2, wins fourth straight at home
The Union return home on Saturday to face Real Salt Lake.

MLS News

MLS Review: Giovinco sent off as Toronto FC and the LA Galaxy continue to struggle
Sebastian Giovinco was sent off as Toronto suffered yet another MLS loss, while LA Galaxy's struggles continued on Saturday.

Bradley defends Giovinco: referees should consider passion
Michael Bradley offers his perspective on Sebastian Giovinco getting red carded in Toronto FC's 3-2 loss to the New England Revolution.

Little surprise in Crew SC camp as Gyasi Zardes races into Golden Boot lead
The season is still young, but Gyasi Zardes is Major League Soccer’s leading scorer.

Rest of the World News

Barcelona's quest to finish La Liga season unbeaten ends in surprise loss
Barca wrapped up the league title two weeks ago, but coach Ernesto Valverde said his team were focused on becoming the first Spanish side to go unbeaten through an entire league campaign since Real Madrid did it in 1931-32, when the season lasted only 18 games.

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino changes tact, demands 'new project' at club
Mauricio Pochettino came close to issuing an ultimatum to Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy by calling for the club to dramatically change approach.

Juventus won't be satisfied despite winning seventh-straight Serie A title
Triumphant Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri warned their rivals the Old Lady's hunger for dominance remains after winning another Serie A title.

Chelsea's top-four hopes die with a whimper in capitulation at Newcastle
Chelsea's hopes of finishing in the top four were still alive ahead of their trip to Newcastle, which makes their 3-0 defeat all the more damning.