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Curtin’s press conference, USMNT announces combined training camp and 2022 World Cup to stay at 32

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Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference
After leading the Union back to first place in the Eastern Conference, Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin addresses the media for his weekly presser.

Now first in the East, Philadelphia Union +1300 odds to Win MLS Cup
Philly was at +2000 to open the season. They went as high as +3800 in April and were +3100 on May 1st.

MLS News

Chad Marshall announces retirement
Marshall will walk away from professional soccer as the most decorated defender in MLS history, having been named the league’s Defender of the Year a record three times. He’s also won two MLS Cups (2008, 2016), four Supporters’ Shields (2004, 2008, 2009, 2014), and a U.S. Open Cup (2014).

Crew’s Jonathan Mensah, NYCFC’s Kofi Ofori make Ghana 29-man roster
The Ghana national team on Wednesday released their 29-man provisional roster for the 2019 African Cup of Nations, including two players familiar to many MLS followers.

U.S. Soccer News

USMNT announces combined senior, U-23 training camp roster
Berhalter will keep the combined camp together for one week, when players not on the provisional Gold Cup roster will leave and be replaced by a full MNT camp roster of players eligible for selection for the final 23-man Gold Cup roster.

Rest of the World News

FIFA scraps plans for 48-team World Cup in 2022
FIFA has given up on its efforts to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams, football’s world governing body announced on Wednesday.

Sources: Man Utd rule out move for BVB’s Sancho
Manchester United will pursue alternative targets to bolster their attacking options this summer after ruling out an £80 million move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, sources have told ESPN FC.