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Curtin’s press conference, MLS CBA negotiations and Europa League review

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Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference
Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin will address the local media for his weekly press conference ahead of Sunday afternoon’s Decision Day contest against New York City FC.

Alejandro Bedoya likely to miss Philadelphia Union’s regular-season finale
Bedoya has a Grade 1 strain and is more likely to be available for the first round of the MLS Cup Playoffs October 19 or 20.

MLS News

Top 5 late-season collapses to miss Audi MLS Cup Playoffs
For most every stirring season-salvage job pulled off by one club, there has been at least one thoroughly numbing free fall from a seemingly enviable position that left some team incredulously looking in when the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs party kicked off.

Maxi Moralez signs new two-year DP contract with NYCFC
The star attacking midfielder will spend the next two seasons in the Bronx.

MLS has a TV ratings problem, and it’s named FOX Soccer
Sunday night’s double bill of New York Red Bulls versus DC United followed by Minnesota United against LAFC averaged just 81,500 fans on FS1. That’s despite FS1 being in 84 million households across the United States.

D.C. United severs ties with broadcast partner FloSports
D.C. United and broadcast partner FloSports have cut ties after less than one year, a relationship criticized from the start by fans unhappy with paying to watch games via a streaming service instead of TV and upset with technical issues that marred several matches.

Two Playoff Teams, Two New Stadiums and One Great Divide
Georgia’s capital will be well represented in October, with both the Braves and Atlanta United powering into the playoffs. But behind those crosstown success stories is a sense of division, of otherness, fueled by one team’s exodus and decades of racial and political disharmony.

What MLS players are trying to get in CBA negotiations
Major League Soccer players are heading to the negotiating table with owners to hash out a new collective bargaining agreement, and the outcome could reshape the league’s future. Rules governing Targeted Allocation Money, charter flights and the structure of the salary cap are expected to be major sticking points.

Rest of the World News

Wolves and Arsenal both win but Manchester United fail to impress
Willy Boly wrote his name into Wolves folklore as his stoppage-time goal snatched Wolves a 1-0 victory against Besiktas in the Europa League in Istanbul.