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Union Homegrown CBs have drop down the depth chart, the Fire’s history at Solider Field and Liverpool wins another trophy

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Philadelphia Union News

Mark McKenzie, Auston Trusty behind Aurelien Collin on Philadelphia Union depth chart
The Philadelphia Union’s Homegrown center backs have some work to do to get back into the starting lineup.

Know Your Enemy: Midweek in Portland, new left back
The Union doused the Fire in Philadelphia, but then again who hasn’t? The Fire have only one victory away from home while taking at least a point in all but two matches in SeatGeek Stadium. They are bad on the road, but simply unpredictable at on their home turf.

MLS News

Atlanta United rallies past Club América to win Campeones Cup
Atlanta United lifted its first trophy of the season Wednesday night. The Five Stripes claimed the Campeones Cup over Club América, defeating the Mexican giant 3-2 before a split crowd of 40,128 that tipped in favor of Las Águilas.

MLS to announce St. Louis as expansion team winner, sources say
Major League Soccer plans to announce next week that St. Louis has secured an expansion team, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the league’s expansion timeline.

Montreal’s Zakaria Diallo Returning to France
The fee involved covering the transfer of the player is believed to be in the region of $150,000.

Chicago Fire and Soldier Field: A look at the team’s history with the stadium
For now, it’s not clear if Soldier Field is viewed as a long-term home or temporary until the team can find a place to have another soccer stadium, this time in the heart of the city.

Ibra: Pavon too good for MLS, won’t be here long
Pavon was involved in the move which led to Ibrahimovic’s 68th-minute opener and the ex-Manchester United forward said it showed his new teammate’s quality.

Rest of the World News

Liverpool beat Chelsea to Super Cup in shoutout
Liverpool beat Chelsea in a dramatic penalty shootout to win the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday night after the match finished in a 2-2 draw after extra time.

Celtic, Porto make shock Champions League exits
Former European Cup winners had mixed fortunes in Champions League qualifying as Ajax Amsterdam and Red Star Belgrade squeezed into the playoff round while Celtic and Porto were eliminated after a dramatic evening on Tuesday.