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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union lifting mask requirement for vaccinated fans
The Philadelphia Union made the announcement on Friday following the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, which has said that individuals who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks.

Union end grueling stretch with visit from New York Red Bulls teen phenom Caden Clark
Saturday’s game will be the Union’s seventh in 22 days. Fully-vaccinated fans in attendance at Subaru Park won’t have to wear masks anymore.

MLS News

Weekend cheat sheet: Key storylines to watch for in Week 5
Whether it be pandemic conditions, injuries, Concacaf Champions League hangovers, new managers or simply the small data set, we’re still figuring out who’s actually good, who’s trending in the wrong direction and what/who occupies the space in between. The only way to learn more is to watch.

“Dream becomes reality”: FC Cincinnati hoping TQL Stadium a launching pad for success
There will only be about 6,000 season-ticket holders in attendance for the stadium’s inaugural match on Saturday against Inter Miami CF, but when full capacity becomes feasible, 26,000 people will fill the league’s third-largest and perhaps most resplendent soccer-specific stadium.

New Toronto FC signing Dom Dwyer could make his debut Saturday vs. NYCFC
According to the TFC head coach, Dwyer—who officially signed with the Reds on Tuesday— could be available for Saturday afternoon’s match, likely in a limited role off the bench.

Stefan Frei’s injury apparently not as serious as feared
Assuming this means the injury is to muscle and not a ligament, Frei’s recovery may be measured in weeks and not months. Still, he’s likely to miss at least 5-7 matches.

US Soccer News

The five position battles that will shape the USMNT Nations League roster
The U.S. Men’s National Team will be unveiling its final Concacaf Nations League roster in the coming days and while Gregg Berhalter is sure to have a good idea what the team will look like, there are several difficult decisions he could still be wrestling with.