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Union reportedly complete signing of Hungarian midfielder, Columbus unveils controversial rebrand and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union reportedly complete $1.8 million signing of Hungarian international Daniel Gazdag
Gazdag likely won’t be able to report to the team until some time this summer with the visa process still slowed from the Covid-19 pandemic and his inclusion on the Hungary roster for the European Championship. Hungary begins group play on June 15.

Subaru Park opening to near full capacity on June 23
Capacity at Subaru Park is 18,500, but has been limited to 5,000 fans this season. The game on June 23 will be the first game with full capacity allowed since the stadium was renamed Subaru Park in early 2020. The Union will still have designated areas that will enable social distancing for fans.

Union rookie Jack McGlynn shows great potential in his first pro start
“Jack stepped up in a big way,” Union manager Jim Curtin said of the 17-year-old central midfielder.

MLS News

27 Takeaways: One observation on every MLS team after Week 4
It was another eventful week in Week 4 of the MLS season and, as always, the latest slate of results leaves us with plenty of storylines to discuss.

MLS Team of the Week: Colorado, Nashville earn reward for Week 4 wins
Braces from San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski and Vancouver Whitecaps FC forward Cristian Dajome highlighted Week 4 performances around MLS.

Crew announce ‘Columbus SC’ rebrand
The Crew will officially be known as “Columbus SC” with “the Crew” name now being officially used as a nickname for the club, similar to how “Black & Gold” has been used in the past. This marks the biggest change in the Columbus Crew’s identity ever with the club’s official Americanized nickname of the “Crew” being dropped.

FC Cincinnati closing in on deal for Geoff Cameron
Cameron is set to arrive in the Cincinnati region this week and will also have to agree to a deal with the club, according to the report.

U.S. Soccer News

Concacaf announces Nations League Finals provisional rosters
For the USMNT, Gregg Berhalter has a 40-man provisional roster of players he can choose from when selecting his 23 players that will head to Denver for the Nations League Finals.

Rest of the World News

Champions League final to be hosted in London or Lisbon
While sources have told ESPN that Wembley Stadium is UEFA’s favoured option to stage the game, the failure so far of the United Kingdom’s government to relax its regulations that require arrivals into the country to quarantine for 10 days makes it impossible for the Champions League final to be moved to London due to as many as 2,000 UEFA staff and sponsors, and international broadcast rights holders, needing to be at the game.