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Union April schedule preview, top remaining expansion sites and Harry Kane out until March

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Union schedule preview: April
Philadelphia Union has a Western Conference-heavy April, with FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, and Vancouver Whitecaps all on the schedule.

MLS News

Austin FC officially announced, to begin play in 2021
Austin FC is set to begin play in MLS in 2021 as the league’s 27th club, commissioner Don Garber announced Tuesday. The club will become the city’s first team in a major professional sports league.

Atlanta United signs former Watford product Dion Pereira
Pereira has two Premier League appearances for Watford, both occurring in the final matches of Watford’s 2016-2017 season, against Leicester City and Manchester City. He was named Watford FC’s young player of the season in 2016-2017.

Toronto sells Victor Vazquez to Qatari club
Vazquez, 31, has been in Toronto for the past two years, coming to the Reds from Cruz Azul before the 2017 season. He was an integral member of TFC’s 2017 run to the MLS Cup and Supporters’ Shield, and although he struggled heavily with injuries in 2018, he was widely considered one of the club’s most talented attacking players.

Walker Zimmerman resigns with LAFC on four year deal
Los Angeles Football Club announced on Tuesday they have re-signed the defender to a four-year contract using Targeted Allocation Money (TAM).

Top remaining MLS expansion cities
Given how many strong expansion candidate markets are still left, it’s tough to see MLS sticking to its 28-team limit over the long term, but what is clear is that the league’s 14-year expansion march will be put on hold once the 28th team is chosen.

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Harry Kane suffers ankle injury, our until March
Kane will miss the second leg of the Carabao Cup semifinal against Chelsea, as Spurs travel to Stamford Bridge next Thursday with a 1-0 aggregate lead.