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Union preview, LA Galaxy star out till September and Liverpool back to the top

MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps at Philadelphia Union Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Preview: Union travel to Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Remember last year when the Vancouver Whitecaps waltzed into Union territory expecting to take points on Sebastien Le Toux’s Ring of Honor day? Yeah... bad plan.

MLS News

MLS Week 9 Weekend Preview: LAFC, Sounders rematch, Quakes trying to stay hot and more
One of the great equalizers and problems in Major League Soccer comes to the forefront during Week 9’s weekend slate.

Romain Alessandrini out 4-6 months
After going down during the early stages of last Friday victory over the Houston Dynamo with a knee injury, the club confirmed this morning Designated Player Romain Alessandrini will be out until at least September after suffering a meniscus tear.

What Can British Football Learn From MLS?
Starting from scratch has allowed clubs to build stadiums that challenge and enhance the fan experience; they can drink in the stands, they have bars and pubs within view of the pitch. They embrace pyros with specific safe standing areas, and the tickets are cheap.

Rest of the World News

Mane, Salah doubles see Liverpool past Huddersfield back into first in Premier League
Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League with a 5-0 demolition of relegated Huddersfield Town at Anfield on Friday night.