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Curtin conference, Know Your Enemy and could Liga MX and MLS merge?

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Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin promises to rotate lineup during Union’s upcoming road trip, and this time it seems he means it
There’s no way the Union can get through playing at New York, San Jose, and Columbus in a span of eight days without significant lineup changes along the way.

WATCH: Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference
Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin addressed the local media for his weekly press conference ahead of a busy stretch that begins at New York Red Bulls on Sunday night.

Know your Enemy: Injuries, regression lead to big questions for Red Bull
The loss of Tyler Adams has left a hole in the center, and the indifferent form of Kaku has forced more creation to come from the wingers that were previously dedicated to driving at goal.

MLS News

Pondering the possibilities after Wednesday’s MLS action
There were three MLS games on Wednesday, and plenty of talking points coming out of the action.

Armchair Analyst: Your Q&A for the stretch run | Mailbag
There are mere weeks left in the 2019 MLS regular season, and a pretty compelling race for the final playoff spot in the West.

Could MLS, Liga MX actually merge in the future? MLB might provide the blueprint
According to what MLS commissioner Don Garber told ESPN last month, the “ultimate dream” is “a league that is combined in some way.” So far, nobody seems to be shutting the radical idea down. The opportunity and momentum for collaboration off the back of the joint 2026 World Cup in the United States, Mexico and Canada has started to gather pace.

Bradley’s future with TFC still TBD as MLS season nears end
Bradley, 32, wanted it that way so as to avoid distractions during the season and the MLS club has honoured his wishes, declining comment this week when asked about the captain’s future.

Galaxy, Ibra to decide future at end of season
The future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic at LA Galaxy will be decided at the end of the season, with no talks scheduled before then, the club’s GM Dennis te Kloese told ESPN Deportes.

Rest of the World News

UEFA Champions League scores: Herrera saves Atletico against Juventus, PSG crushes Real Madrid
Matchday 1 of the 2019-20 Champions League group stage is over after eight more matches on Wednesday, including two battles between legit title contenders. In the eight games, 24 goals were scored as Bayern Munich, Manchester City, PSG, Dinamo Zagreb and Lokomotiv Moscow came away with three points.

Montreal Impact top Toronto FC in first leg of Canadian Championship
Ignacio Piatti’s 17th minute goal was enough to separate the Impact from Toronto FC.