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Union Youth to take on world’s best this summer, Toronto’s ‘keeper extends his stay, and World Cup news

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Philadelphia Union News

Takeaways from Coach Curtin's Weekly Press Conference
Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin spoke to the media Wednesday afternoon ahead of Saturday’s showdown with Vancouver Whitecaps.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Haris Medunjanin suspended for two more games
Warren Creavalle is slated to pair with Alejandro Bedoya in the midfield on Saturday.

Union to play in International Champions Cup youth tournament with MLS teams, Liverpool, Chelsea, Dortmund
The International Champions Cup's summer soccer spectacle is adding a tournament for youth teams this year, and the Union's under-14 team will be one of the participants.

MLS News

Alex Bono signs new contract with Toronto FC
The ‘keeper is sticking around for a while.

An MLS club makes offer for attacker Jhon Murillo
The Venezuelan winger won’t stay at Benfica and the Black & Gold might be making another push for him.

World Cup News

World Cup game times: Messi, Modric square off in Argentina-Croatia, following Denmark-Australia, France-Peru
Lionel Messi will be in the spotlight again as Argentina faces Croatia at the World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo surpasses Ferenc Puskas as Portugal surge on in Russia
As if we needed a reminder of his powers: Cristiano Ronaldo became the leading European scorer in international history as Portugal beat Morocco.

Diego Costa's fluke goal edges Spain past Iran, closer to knockout rounds
Fortune shined on Spain as a fluke goal gifted them a 1-0 win over Iran and put La Roja on the verge of moving to the World Cup's knockout stage.

Luis Suarez strike can't mask Uruguay shortcomings in nervy win vs. Saudi Arabia
Against one of the worst teams at World Cup 2018, Luis Suarez grabbed a goal but Oscar Tabarez's men looked lacklustre and must improve ... quickly.

The Science Behind The World Cup Ball
For every World Cup, there's a custom official ball. But how does the Telstar 18 actually stack up? To find out, scientists stuck it in a wind tunnel with a bunch of sensors.

When giants stumble: Ranking 8 most astonishing results all-time in opening matches of FIFA World Cup
Sometimes, even the managers of the world's best international sides must wonder why they bother.