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Philadelphia Union News

OTD 2017: Union knock out DC in RFK finale
Three years ago, Philadelphia Union made an impressive lasting impression in the their final appearance at RFK Stadium with a 4-0 victory on the road.

MLS News

Sources: MLS eyes June 1 for Orlando training, tourney to start 3-4 weeks later
The proposal would need to be approved by the MLS Players Association, which is currently in negotiations with MLS over salary cuts. The league’s latest proposal asks for a 20% cut across the board, plus other unspecified monetary concessions.

Total of 95 clubs join forces as part of MLS’s elite player development platform
A total of 65 elite academy clubs which formerly participated in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy will join MLS’s existing club academies as part of a new elite player development platform that is set to transform youth player development in the United States and Canada.

MLS Commissioner: Playing in empty stadiums would be particularly bad for us
“It’s not ideal for any sport whatsoever to [play in front of] no fans, I don’t care whether it’s college sports, Olympic sports, or the major league sports,” Garber told Yahoo Finance. “Unfortunately for our league, the vast vast vast majority of our income does come from game day revenues, so it has a different economic impact on us.”

Rest of the World News

Serie A clubs choose June 13 as season restart date
Four previously postponed matches from Round 25 in Serie A play will also need to be made-up. As for the Coppa Italia tournament, four teams remain with the second leg semifinal ties still needing to be played.