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Philadelphia Union News

Kevin Durant becomes an owner of the Philadelphia Union to make an impact in Chester, not just in soccer
“Seeing how Chester and Philadelphia and that whole area can be impacted by the franchise, I wanted to be a part of it,” the Brooklyn Nets star said after buying a 5% stake in the team.

MLS News

Armchair Analyst: How to win a tournament? Take lessons from the World Cup
The MLS is Back Tournament is rather consciously modeled, in terms of format, after the World Cup itself. And so there are lessons to be learned from World Cup’s past edition, plus other summertime tournaments.

MLS’ Orlando tournament format has a significant flaw with a simple fix
The math is complex, but a given Group A team — say, the Philadelphia Union — has around a 48 percent chance of qualifying for the knockouts. A given non-Group A team — say, the New England Revolution — has around a 66 percent chance.

As Nashville SC returns, a sports-hungry city is still ready to embrace soccer
If we’ve learned anything about Nashville’s voracious sports appetite of late, it’s that the city has no problem devouring soccer. For a May 17 Bundesliga match between FC Köln and Mainz, Nashville’s ratings ranked third among all American markets, behind Cincinnati and Tampa.

FC Dallas and AdvoCare announce Sleeve Patch agreement for 2021 kits
AdvoCare will move from the front of the jersey, to the sleeve in 2021.

Rest of the World News

Lisbon to host eight-team Champions League knockouts - report
The Champions League final is heading to Lisbon, with UEFA planning an Aug. 23 final to cap seven broadcast nights in a 12-day span of elite European teams playing knockout soccer.