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SOCCER: OCT 20 MLS Cup Playoffs - New York Red Bulls at Philadelphia Union Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Philadelphia Union News

LAFC vs. Philadelphia Union: Three Questions
Our fearless leader Matt Ralph went over to LAFC’s SB Nations page to answer three questions about the Union.

Opponent Scout: LAFC
Philadelphia Union have a tough task head of them on Sunday night as they take on LAFC at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California. LAFC is equipped with the reigning MLS MVP and arguably the best team in the league. Philly will have their work cut out for them.

Philadelphia Union’s Sergio Santos building confidence, chemistry in forward partnership
Santos scored four goals and recorded an assist in 622 minutes over 17 regular-season games in 2019. He also earned 169 playoff minutes against the New York Red Bulls and Atlanta United.

MLS News

MLS 2020: Here’s why Week 2 matters to your team
Here’s one thing to watch in Week 2 for every single team, all in 50 (ish) words. Enjoy the games!

MLS may become first league in the world to trial temporary concussion substitutes
The International Football Association Board last week cleared leagues to hold trials with different methods of concussion substitute but there was initial disappointment that Fifa, the Football Association and the Premier League favoured only an additional permanent substitute.

If Daniel Sturridge comes to MLS, where would be the best fit?
Despite the fact that Daniel Sturridge has been banned from any and all soccer activities until June, the rumor mill has not slowed in linking the former England forward with a move to Major League Soccer.

Rest of the World News

USL Championship 2020 storylines: Soccer-specific stadiums, San Diego, ESPN, growth
As the league begins its 10th season, 22 of its 35 teams are playing in venues designed for soccer and all of its games are on ESPN’s family of networks.

Germany football federation to test ‘sin bin’ penalty for second yellow card
Under the measure, a player with a yellow card will be sent off for a specific time only before being allowed back on the field if he or she is shown a second yellow card.