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Union plan no changes for home opener, Seattle postpones home opener and North American and European Champions League results

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Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin’s weekly press conference
Ahead of Philadelphia Union’s 2020 home opener against San Jose Earthquakes, Head Coach Jim Curtin held his weekly press conference with local media inside Subaru Park.

Philadelphia Union game still on as scheduled for Saturday
The Union released a statement on Wednesday regarding concerns over coronavirus and potential impact on Saturday’s home opener.

Injury Report: Union vs. San Jose Earthquakes
“Kai is back on the field. He’s able to run which is a good step forward so we’ll start to implement him into training hopefully next week. He is most likely not going to make the weekend’s game.”

MLS News

Washington governor bans large gatherings, Sounders next home match postponed
For now, the ban applies to large sporting events and concerts in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Three things to watch for as LAFC kick off Champions League series vs. Cruz Azul
Los Angeles Football Club have a date in the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinal set against Liga MX outfit Cruz Azul on Thursday night at Banc of California Stadium.

Benny Feilhaber announces retirement after storied 15-year career
The midfielder won an MLS Cup, a pair of U.S. Open Cups, a Concacaf Gold Cup and played in the World Cup in his storied career.

Champions League News

América overwhelm Atlanta in first leg of Concacaf Champions League quarterfinal
Atlanta United opened the quarterfinals of the Concacaf Champions League with a rather unconvincing performance against Club América, conceding twice in the opening 15 minutes and 3 times in the first half to fall 3-0 at Estadio Azteca.

NYCFC Falls to Tigres 1-0 in CCL Quarterfinal First Leg
Tigres return to Estadio Universitario in Monterrey with the late away goal in their pocket for the second leg.

Reds eliminated from Champions League at Anfield as Adrian struggles
The chance of winning back to back Champions League titles is over for Liverpool. The Reds were eliminated from the Champions League with a 3-2 loss to Atletico Madrid in the second leg of their round of 16 tie on Wednesday at Anfield.

Neymar carries Paris Saint-Germain into Champions League quarterfinals
The game was played in an empty Parc des Princes as no spectators are allowed at the venue in an effort to keep everyone in Paris safe from spreading the COVID-19 virus.