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MLS: Los Angeles FC at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Union at New York Red Bulls: An always intense matchup takes on added urgency
It’s a rare meeting in which the Union are above New York in the standings. A Union win would clinch the team’s first home playoff game since 2011.

MLS News

MLS Playoff Watch: Minnesota visits Portland; Union square off with Red Bulls
With three weeks left in the 2019 Major League Soccer regular season, four playoff positions have been secured, and three of those four squads are still fighting for seeding.

Inter Miami eyeing Santiago Solari for coaching position
The Argentine strategist leads the rumor mill as he is the front runner in David Beckham’s head coaching plans.

The hardest part of Wright-Phillips’ switch to veganism? Watching a Chick-fil-A open near his home
At 34 years old, the MLS veteran’s offseason shakeup to his lifestyle might extend his foray into Major League Soccer’s record books.

US Soccer News

Exploria Stadium to host USMNT Concacaf League of Nations match against Canada
For the U.S. and Canada, the result of the Orlando match will be a crucial opportunity to advance in rankings for World Cup qualification. The top six teams in the confederation as of June 2020 will earn a spot in the team’s competition for the three automatic bids into the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Rest of the World News

Pressure grows on Tottenham, while Abraham faces his biggest test yet
All you need to know about this weekend’s Premier League action, all in one place.

Sources: Zidane under pressure at Real Madrid
The Frenchman has struggled to bring about a reversal of fortunes, winning just five of his 11 games last season.