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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union captain Alejandro Bedoya: “I’ll never stick to sports”
Activism is a responsibility the Philadelphia Union captain has taken seriously throughout his professional career. That was on display last season at Audi Field, when immediately after scoring, he yelled, “Hey Congress, do something now, end gun violence,” into a field mic.

Durant adds to growing group of celebrity owners in MLS
When news dropped Monday that NBA star Kevin Durant has joined the Philadelphia Union ownership group, it marked the latest example of high-profile individuals joining the soccer bandwagon.

MLS News

Top 6 teams best equipped to win MLS is Back Tournament
Some teams may feel confident about their track record of success in playoff situations, while others will be motivated by their lack of it. Style of play also matters against what are sure to be rusty foes, with set piece prowess, counter attack acumen and stinginess at the back among the more encouraging traits to own in this situation.

FC Cincinnati youth academy launches residency program
The residency program will give FC Cincinnati a presence in untapped markets around the country. Players that are cut from clubs in existing MLS “homegrown” territories could also be recruited, Sunderland said.

Harry Shipp announces retirement
For the third straight season, the Seattle Sounders will need to figure out how to manage a midseason retirement. Two years ago, it was Clint Dempsey. Last year, it was Chad Marshall. This time, it’s Harry Shipp hanging up the boots.

Source: Nashville SC remain in negotiations with PSV for Maxi Romero for potential “eight-figure” transfer fee
A source adds that Nashville do not expect to make any signings before the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando next month and that the club may even wait until winter to sign a DP forward, when better deals might be available.

Why FC Dallas’ newest arrival Franco Jara doesn’t fear pressure of MLS debut
FC Dallas owner Dan Hunt has had his eyes on Franco Jara since the Argentinian forward first played against FCD in the semifinal round of the 2017 CONCACAF Champions League.

Rest of the World News

Bayern Munich claims eighth-consecutive Bundesliga title
Hansi Flick’s side clinched the title on Wednesday after a 1-0 road win over relegation-threatened Werder Bremen. Bayern have yet to drop a single point in Bundesliga play since February 9th, now holding a 10-point advantage over Borussia Dortmund.