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MLS Power Rankings, Messi officially signs with PSG and more in today’s links

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Philadelphia Union News

Przybylko looks to continue push for Concacaf’s Golden Boot
The Union’s path to the Semifinals in their debut on the international stage has been led by forward Kacper Przybylko whose five goals have him at the top of the Golden Boot race with three matches remaining. Przybylko scored in each of the Union’s matches in CCL play and even added an assist in the road leg at Atlanta United FC instead of going for the hat trick.

MLS News

MLS Power Rankings: DC United, FC Dallas surge after Weeks 17 and 18
Union stay in ninth place in this week’s MLS Power Rankings.

The 10 biggest moves of the 2021 MLS Secondary Transfer Window
Here’s a rundown of 10 of the biggest Secondary Transfer Window moves GMs and decision-makers pulled off as the 2021 campaign passes the midway point.

Atlanta United working to acquire Gonzalo Pineda
After four years of being a crucial component to a Sounders staff that has reached three MLS Cup finals, won a league title and just recently had the best start in franchise history, that well-deserved spotlight has turned into a potential job as Atlanta United’s head coach.

Concacaf News

Sporting KC Demolished by Leon in Pointless Leagues Cup Match
Sporting Kansas City rolled out a less than first choice lineup against Club Leon and got a less than first choice result. SKC’s starting lineup featured seven Homegrown players in the Starting XI including a first team debut for midfielder Ozzie Cisneros.

Sounders vs. Tigres UANL, recap: A statement win
After three straight without a win, the Seattle Sounders were in need of a feel-good performance. They got that and a bit more in Tuesday’s Leagues Cup match at Lumen Field, beating defending Concacaf Champions League winners Tigres UANL 3-0 to advance to the tournament’s semifinals.

Rest of the World News

Lionel Messi signs with PSG, to wear No. 30 after Barcelona contract expired
Messi has signed a two-year contract with the Ligue 1 side, with the option of extending for a further year. Sources told ESPN’s Julien Laurens that Messi is expected to earn between €30-35 million ($35-41 million) net a year.