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MLS: New York Red Bulls at Philadelphia Union Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Union News

Mark McKenzie stands out on and off the field in Union’s win over Red Bulls
McKenzie led the Union in touches, aerial duals won, clearances and passing, and made a strong statement after the game about racial injustice.

MLS News

Five MLS matches postponed on Wednesday night amid protests of Jacob Blake shooting by police
The postponements come in the wake of an earlier decision by the NBA to postpone three games on Wednesday after the Milwaukee Bucks refused to take the court, in response to the Blake shooting and the two killings during the ensuing protests.

Iceland of MLS? Minnesota United launch dramatically different academy approach
Whenever MLS’s elite youth platform eventually launches in earnest – a process that has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic – MNUFC will field what they call “representative teams” in the prime Under-15 and Under-17 age groups, and an Under-23 or reserve team of some sort to bridge the gap to the MLS first team.

Man City’s Messi contract could include New York City FC clause - sources
They could also offer Messi the chance to become an ambassador for the City Football Group, the holding company that owns a number of clubs across the world, including City and NYCFC.

U.S. Soccer News

Weston McKennie rumored to sign with Juventus
The Old Lady might be getting a new American face.

Rest of the World News

Chelsea complete deal to sign Leicester City’s Ben Chilwell for £50m
The high valuation came from Chilwell’s contract with the club which was to last until 2024 and Brendan Rodger’s eagerness to keep him.