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New Union jersey leaked? Columbus Crew maybe rebranding? And more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Takeaways from the Union’s preseason opener against Atlanta
Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin scheduled seven preseason matches ahead of the 2020 MLS season so his squad – coming off the club’s most successful season in history – would be pushed to hit their stride from matchday one.

New home Philadelphia Union jersey leaked?
Images of a number of new MLS jerseys posted online include what appears to be the new Philadelphia Union home jersey.

MLS News

Impact Quiet on Piatti to Banfield
The rumour mill was spinning furiously earlier Wednesday claiming Piatti’s departure back to Buenos Aires to join Banfield, a struggling Argentinian Superliga club, was but a few days away.

Columbus Crew considers changing name, colors as part of rebranding
Sources close to the Crew’s front office have told The Columbus Dispatch that the team is thinking seriously about changing its name, colors and logo by the time its new stadium opens in the summer of 2021.

Report: Giuseppe Rossi training with RSL
His pedigree, having played for top-division European soccer clubs since 2005, is unmistakable. But his injury record is similarly striking, having sat out for length occasions with various ligament injuries.

Report: Bobby Wood finalizing move to FC Cincinnati
Bobby Wood’s quest for regular playing time has reached a roadblock in Germany, but a new report suggests he could be heading to Major League Soccer to recharge his career.

Rest of the World News

USWNT opens Olympic qualifying with a rusty 4-0 victory
The USWNT didn’t play anywhere close to their best, but still did more than enough to overcome a feisty Haiti.