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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union: The team outperforming the money
The Philadelphia Union were one of the premier teams in MLS this season. Given their club value and spending, they are the one team far outperforming their spending.

Union’s Kacper Przybylko is over late-season injury, but not over missing the playoffs
“Just watching and not helping on a field is the worst time, I think, for every soccer player,” the Union’s leading scorer this season said.

MLS News

Here’s how the Seattle Sounders should play in MLS Cup
A game-specific tactical plan accounts for the setup, and resulting strengths and weaknesses, of the opponent. Toronto, quite simply, are a complete wild card heading into this game.

Sold-out 2019 MLS Cup is the hottest ticket in recent MLS history
There are hard numbers to back it up, according to SeatGeek, the official ticketing partner of MLS. They outlined that the average resale price of an MLS Cup ticket as of Tuesday was $622, which would make it the most in-demand MLS event ever tracked by the company.

From Atlanta to Zlatan: foreign players on the lure of MLS
For many, crossing the Atlantic to ply their trade in the US requires a leap of faith, with MLS, despite its steady growth in interest and viewership, still vying for recognition among the elite leagues of Europe.

CBA Talk: Why it’s so good to own a MLS team
The fourteen MLS franchises that have been constant since 2007 lead the way across American sports, and a collection of the top club soccer teams around the world. Their value has returned 6x even when accounting for the net operating losses.

Rest of the World News

Champions League scores: PSG, Bayern, Juventus clinch knockout spots; Man City gets unconventional in draw
Matchday 4 in the Champions League is over, and the round of 16 is starting to take shape. Juventus, PSG and Bayern Munich have clinched their spots in the knockout stage after victories on Wednesday.