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Curtin’s conference, MLS Wednesday review and USMNT Gold Cup team predictions

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Philadelphia Union News

Know Your Enemy: Ridiculous Roldan and Sounders are rolling
Only one loss by mid-May? That sounds like a first place team, right? Not in this year’s strong Western Conference, where Seattle Sounders sit third behind a stunning LAFC side and the LA Zlatans.

Takeaways: Blake back, Marco on the mend, Jamiro loan status
Seattle Sounders faces off with Orlando City SC today, but Jim Curtin is already preparing for the Western Conference power to arrive in Philadelphia this weekend.

MLS News

MLS Review: Atlanta extend winning streak, Sounders hold on
Atlanta United made it five straight wins in MLS on Wednesday, while the Seattle Sounders closed the gap atop the Western Conference.

LAFC, FC Dallas clash with similar philsophies on the pitch
When FC Dallas and Los Angeles FC square off on Thursday, both teams will be looking to impose its respective style of play on the match.

‘I feel like I owe them’: Inbeom Hwang is becoming an icon in Vancouver’s Korean community
Hwang gets recognized on the street, by Koreans, yes, but also, increasingly he says, by non-Korean Canadians.

U.S. Soccer News

Predicting Gregg Berhalter’s USMNT Gold Cup roster
The 2019 Gold Cup is just about here, and that means US head coach Gregg Berhalter is about to name his roster for his first official competition.

Pair of Cupsets highlight second night of Second Round of US Open Cup
Two Cupsets by Forward Madison FC (USL League One) and Orange County FC (NPSL) highlighted the night as Division II (USL Championship) professional teams largely took care of business in the Second Round of the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer’s national championship.