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MLS: Columbus Crew SC at Philadelphia Union Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Union Midweek Observations
As the Union prepare for Saturday’s trip to FC Cincinnati (7:30 p.m.), here are a few observations on the state of the team.

Jim Curtin’s Weekly Press Conference
After picking up a 3-0 clean sheet against Columbus Crew SC, Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin addressed the local media.

FC Cincinnati could make MLS history against the Union
If Cincy picks up the win Saturday they’ll set a record for point by a team in their first four games.

MLS News

Five Bold statements after four weeks of MLS
Here are five bold statements that might be true after the first five weeks of the season.

US Soccer News

Why is it more expensive to watch the USMNT then France
It was reported that the average attendance for US World Cup qualifiers declined from 31,158 in the 2002 cycle to 22,636 for 2018, yet total revenue soared from about $7m to more than $17.5m as the average ticket price leapt from $28.05 to $97.06.

Rest of the World News

International Cup Lineup Announced
Real Madrid and Manchester United have been confirmed as part of a selection of teams competing at this summer’s International Champions Cup, live across ESPN platforms.

Bayern Munich sign Lucas Hernandez from Atletico Madrid
A move to the Allianz Arena had long been mooted for the World Cup-winner, and he will sign a five-year contract, with Atletico confirming Bayern met the 23-year-old buy-out clause.