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The Union are good, not lucky; Miami and Nashville show off new crest and stadium respectively; US national team news

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Philadelphia Union News

Curtin's midweek presser: Youth in the ranks
With his team in a holding pattern until a huge September 15th matchup with sixth place Montreal Impact, Jim Curtin discussed the seven point week the Union recently completed, academy players training with the first team, and how he’ll handle key injuries in the squad.

The numbers say Philly has been good rather than lucky on recent undefeated run
In fact, over the past five matches, eight teams in MLS have earned at least two points per game, but only three of those clubs are in the Eastern Conference: Atlanta United, Columbus Crew, and Philadelphia Union.

MLS News

MLS Cup playoff schedule released
The 2018 MLS Cup will take place at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday, Dec. 8. The match will be broadcast in more than 170 countries, according to a statement released Wednesday by Major League Soccer.

Inter Miami: David Beckham's MLS team unveils name, crest
MLS' new entry, Club Internacional de Futbol Miami – Inter Miami, for short – introduced itself to the world in on Wednesday.

Nashville’s $275 million MLS stadium approved
Nashville's plans for a 27,500 capacity MLS stadium gets the green light.

US Soccer News

USMNT's Tim Weah sticks with PSG over loan move
U.S. forward Tim Weah, 18, explains why he decided to stay with stacked Paris Saint-Germain this season rather than going on loan to a smaller club where he'd play more.

Defender John Brooks to miss USMNT friendly versus Mexico
John Brooks is returning to VfL Wolfburg after Friday’s match and will not be part of the fold for the friendly against Mexico on Sept. 11 in Nashville.

Rest of the World News

Liverpool make contact with PSG's Adrien Rabiot's agent over free transfer
Jurgen Klopp has followed Adrien Rabiot's progress very closely with a source telling ESPN the pair have already spoken on the phone.

PSG's Kylian Mbappe given three-game suspension for red card vs Nimes
Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe has been handed a three-match suspension after his first career red card at the end of last Saturday's 4-2 win.