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Bedoya perfect fit for Union, MLS Power Rankings, and Champions League Group Stage tickets are punched

MLS: New York City FC at Philadelphia Union Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Tactical Preview: D.C. United
DC United is good now. Let that sink in.

Union set to face Wayne Rooney, who has silenced the doubters after his move to D.C. United
Major League Soccer's history books are filled with tales of stars who came here and didn't give a full effort. Rooney has proven he's for real.

Stejskal: How Alejandro Bedoya eventually became Philadelphia's perfect fit
Eager to speak his mind, unafraid to show his emotions, brash yet unpretentious, confident but quick to point out a slight, Alejandro Bedoya is a natural fit in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Union transfer Eric Ayuk to second division club in Turkey
The 21-year-old Cameroonian is headed to Osmanlispor FK in the Turkish capital.

MLS News

MLS Power Rankings: Philadelphia Union reach a new high
Rarefied air as the Union break the Top Ten of the MLS Power Rankings.

Official: LAFC transfer Laurent Ciman to Dijon
The General departs after less than a season in black-and-gold.

Eryk Williamson loaned to C.D. Santa Clara of the Portuguese top flight
The Portland Timbers announced today that 21 year-old midfielder Eryk Williamson will be headed out on loan to the Portuguese top flight side Clube Desportivo Santa Clara for the club’s 2018-19.

MLS Trade Value Rankings: Midsummer update Part 4, Nos. 30-1
Welcome to part three of the MLS Trade Value Rankings, the midsummer update.

Kendall Waston, Francisco Calvo among four MLSers called in for Costa Rica
The Costa Rica national team has announced a 23-man roster for a pair of friendlies in the upcoming international window that includes four MLS players.

US Soccer News

Tyler Adams Is America's Next Soccer Star—Just Don't Compare Him To Freddy Adu
Tyler Adams, the 19-year-old phenom who plays for the Red Bulls, is about to take his talents to Europe.

Rest of the World News

UEFA Champions League - Ajax, Young Boys, AEK Athens reach group stage
Ajax qualified for the Champions League group stage on Tuesday for the first time in four years. AEK Athens and Young Boys also booked their spots.

Thierry Henry and Bordeaux end coaching talks over excessive demands
Thierry Henry's demands forced Bordeaux to end discussions with the Arsenal legend and Belgium assistant over becoming their manager, per reports.

Jose Mourinho retains Manchester United backing despite dismal start
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho retains the support of the club's board despite losses in two of the first three games.