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Union add a new backup keeper, MLS Weekend preview, and Algeria are the Champions of Africa

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Philadelphia Union News

Preview: Transitions are the key moments Saturday
For the Union, recovering from their worst match of the season is the biggest key to the game. That means playing with the confidence of a first place side rather one that just took a sucker punch to the chin.

Crew trade Joe Bendik to the Philadelphia Union
Columbus receives a 2020 MLS Draft 2nd round pick. If Bendik meets certain performance marks, Columbus will receive $50,000 in General Allocation Money for the 2020 Major League Soccer season.

MLS News

LA Galaxy top LAFC 3-2 in thriller
Led by a Zlatan Ibrahimovic hat trick and capped off with a brilliant team performance, Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s group masterfully halted the LAFC machine as the LA Galaxy bested their cross-town rivals 3-2 to stay undefeated in four El Trafico battles.

MLS Week 20 weekend preview: El Tráfico, Cascadia Cup and more
This is the most important weekend in the Eastern Conference playoff race to date.

Crew sign Morocco’s Mokhtar as free agent
In a search for more offense, the Columbus Crew on Friday added Moroccan midfielder Youness Mokhtar, signing the free agent who last played for Stabaek in Norway.

MLS Summer Transfer Window 2019: Catch up with your team’s moves
The 2019 summer transfer window in MLS officially opened on Tuesday, July 9. Who will the biggest summer acquisition be this year?

Rest of the World News

Algeria clinch AFCON title on early bizarre goal
Bounedjah stunned the Lions of Teranga with a shot which took a wicked deflection off Salif Sane and looped over the bewildered goalkeeper Alfred Gomis and into the net.