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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union to Stream Two Upcoming Preseason Games
The first streamed game is the match vs. Chicago Fire FC on Saturday, March 20 at 3:00 p.m. ET from Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, the Union’s preseason home base in Clearwater, FL. The club will also stream their game vs. D.C. United, which is being played at Subaru Park, on Wednesday, March 31 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Pressing Points | Fontana handed the keys
Midway through the first week of training in Clearwater and with a game under their belt, Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin met with the media to provide team updates.

Can the Union Repeat Success in 2021?
Union fans were treated to the club’s best season in their history in the 2020 season. After a quiet offseason and losing a couple of important players, can the Union do it again?

MLS News

FC Cincinnati gets its No. 10 with signing of Acosta
Acosta, 26. will be a Designated Player via his transfer from Atlas. FCC acquired his MLS priority rights from United in exchange for $250,000 in General Allocation Money (GAM) plus the potential for future GAM based on incentives. He signed a three-year contract with an additional option year. 

LA Galaxy sign veteran midfielder Victor Vazquez
The 34-year-old was most recently with Belgian club Eupen. His career has taken him to seven countries to date, including a memorable spell at Toronto FC.

Beckham’s Inter Miami to sign ex-Arsenal defender Gibbs
The left-back, who has amassed 10 England caps, is West Brom’s highest-paid player on £70,000-a-week and the club are looking to reduce their wage bill with relegation to the Championship increasingly likely.

U.S. Soccer News

USA vs. Costa Rica, 2021 Men’s Olympic Soccer Qualifying: What to watch for
After a full year of waiting, the moment of truth is finally approaching for the United States and their attempt to qualify for the Men’s Olympic Soccer tournament for the first time since 2008. Jason Kreis’ side kicks off Group A with an absolutely crucial matchup with rivals Costa Rica.

Gregg Berhalter announces USMNT March roster
Because several players will have a quarantine when heading to different places, expect this USMNT roster to change during the window. Seven players will depart camp after the Jamaica match because of local restrictions not allowing them to travel to the United Kingdom. 

Rest of the World News

UCL Rewind: Chelsea, Bayern Munich claim second-leg wins to advance
Chelsea became the third English club to punch a ticket to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals after breezing by Atletico Madrid in London on Wednesday.

Hello Union fans! My name is Alex and I've been doing the daily links post for Brotherly Game since the 2016 season. You'll find me on here with all the biggest news stories in MLS and around the world. I also live tweet many of the Union games, and I'm a season ticket hold in section 102. Stop by and say hi!

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