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Union lose, MLS Weekend review and Toronto fires Chris Armas

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Philadelphia Union News

First meeting with Nashville ends in a dismal defeat for the Philadelphia Union
Though the final score was 1-0, Nashville was the far better side and it was only a couple Andre Blake stops, a goal line clearance and a fortuitous bounce that kept the deficit from being worse after Sapong burned the back line with a quick pass off a great pass from Randall Leal.

Orlando 1-2 Red Bulls: Fábio winner settles thrilling slugfest in Florida
The Union’s next game is this Thursday against rivals New York Red Bulls, let’s see how their last game went.

Jim Curtin played Dániel Gazdag out of position in the Union’s loss to Nashville, and it backfired
The decision to play Gazdag in a deeper role than Jamiro Monteiro did not work as the Union’s offense took too long to get in gear.

MLS News

Toronto FC fire head coach Chris Armas
The announcement comes on the heels of an embarrassing 7-1 loss to DC United, the biggest margin of defeat in franchise history. The Reds are currently riding a six-game losing streak and sit last place in all of Major League Soccer.

MLS Week 10 Scoreboard: Crew tie Revs and unveil new stadium, Red Bulls win in Orlando, and more
The reigning MLS Cup champions unveiled their new home on Saturday, the New York Red Bulls delivered a statement win on the road and D.C. United handed a seven-goal beatdown to a Toronto FC that is in a state of disarray.

Rest of the World News

Euro 2020 talking points: Best semifinal team? Has multi-venue format worked? Are Belgium done?
Euro 2020 has reached the final four after a quarterfinal stage that saw England thrash Ukraine 4-0, Denmark beat Czech Republic 2-1, Italy edge out Belgium 2-1, and Spain see off Switzerland on penalties after a 1-1 draw in normal time.