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Monteiro could be back for Sunday, MLS All Star game recap, and an expanded 2023 Women’s World Cup

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Philadelphia Union News

Jamiro Monteiro returns to full training ahead of D.C. United game
Injured Union midfielder Jamiro Monteiro played in a 50-minute intra-squad scrimmage Wednesday.

Dream season continues for Philadelphia Union’s Brenden Aaronson at Homegrown Game
When Philadelphia Union midfielder Brenden Aaronson entered training camp in January, he could not imagine the place he would be with three months left in the Major League Soccer regular season.

Andre Blake, Kemar Lawrence inspire younger Jamaicans with MLS All-Star Game appearance
Blake and Lawrence headline a growing list of Jamaican players in MLS that includes FC Cincinnati’s trio of Alvas Powell, Darren Mattocks and Rashawn Daily, Los Angeles FC’s Peter-Lee Vassell and Columbus Crew’s Romario Williams.

MLS News

MLS All-Stars held scoreless in loss to Atletico
he 2019 MLS All-Star Game was won by La Liga side Atletico Madrid, who defeated the MLS All-Stars 3-0 in front of a sell-out crowd of 25,527.

Sources: Boca Juniors rejects latest offer for Cristian Pavon
ESPN Argentina reported Boca rejecting a $16 million offer for the talented winger, however domestic sources have disputed that number.

Sources: Chicago Fire in talks with Juanfran
The Spaniard left Atleti at the end of last season and has received significant interest, although he has yet to make a final decision about his future, according to the sources.

Don Garber Q&A: MLS commissioner talks legacy, politics, gambling and Liga MX
Under Garber’s leadership, MLS has grown to 24 teams in 2019 with three more on the way; average attendance has increased by 55% since his first season. There have been some stumbles, the ill-advised experiment that was Chivas USA being one example, but overall Garber’s tenure has been a tremendous success.

Rest of the World News

FIFA approves expanded Women’s WC for 2023
The Women’s World Cup started with 12 teams in 1991, expanded to 16 in 1999 and 24 in 2015.