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Philadelphia Union News

City 0-1 Red Bulls: Fernandez is hometown hero in The Bronx
The Union travel to New Jersey on Wednesday to face their rival Red Bulls, let’s see how their last game went.

Jim Curtin wins a big bet on his young players in Union’s win over Atlanta
All four of Jim Curtin’s second-half substitutions saw young academy products go in for big-time veterans. They held Atlanta without a shot after the game’s only goal.

MLS News

Saturday Takeaways: What we learned from Week 27’s action
Another wild weekend in MLS saw Orlando and NYCFC give hope to East teams behind them, while out West, LAFC failed to take advantage of Salt Lake’s heavy defeat in Portland.

Nashville SC plays to scoreless draw against Chicago Fire FC, ends four-match road trip
Nashville and Chicago played to a scoreless draw on a dry and stiff surface at Soldier Field, where field paint from Saturday’s Notre Dame-Wisconsin football game was more evident than the scoring chances.

Sounders vs SKC, recap: Champagne wishes and barbecue dreams
The 2-1 win had plenty of drama, as the Sounders took a 1-0 lead into halftime. Seattle was up 2-0 10 minutes into the second half, but despite a number of chances SKC had the next goal and continued to push for more over the final half-hour.

Green lit: Austin FC 2, LA Galaxy 0
A win on the road in Austin, against expansion side Austin FC, would put them in fourth, and keep hopes for a home playoff match, alive. It was not to be, as Austin FC added the Galaxy to the list of teams they’ve upset at home, coming away with the 2-0 win.