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Union release 2021 schedule, U.S. lose to Mexico and more in today’s links



Philadelphia Union News

Depleted Union lineup drops another preseason scrimmage to Orlando City
Head coach Jim Curtin started Anthony Fontana up top and had an attacking midfield three of Paxten Aaronson, Jack de Vries and Quinn Sullivan in front of a veteran back six. Alejandro Bedoya and Jack Elliott paired in front of a back line of Kai Wagner, Aurelien Collin, Jakob Glesnes and 20-year-old old rookie Nathan Harriel. Andre Blake got the start in goal.

Philadelphia Union Announce 2021 Regular-Season Schedule
Returning as the Union’s flagship home for 2021, PHL17 is set to broadcast 25 of the Union’s 34 regular season matches. At least one game is scheduled to be televised on 6abc, which returns as a broadcast partner, and seven games are set to be broadcast nationally. 

Philadelphia’s 2026 World Cup bid meets with FIFA to pitch Lincoln Financial Field
The Eagles stadium’s long history of hosting big-time soccer games is a big plus for the city’s bid.

MLS News

MLS releases 2021 regular-season schedule
Highlighted by the anticipated debut of Austin FC, the opening of three new soccer stadiums, intense rivalries and the most expansive and accessible national broadcast schedule in the league’s history, the 2021 season promises to be a memorable one. 

MLS schedule: What to look forward to in 2021
No doubt you’re already poring over your club’s 34-game slate, circling can’t-miss dates and plotting out a path to the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs.

MLS conference alignment and schedule construction for 2021 season
Major League Soccer released its schedule for the 2021 season on Wednesday with each of the league’s 27 clubs set to play 34 games, 17 home and 17 away, over the course of the regular season. 

Concacaf News

2020 Men’s Olympic Qualifying Recap: United States 0-1 Mexico – A successful failure
The USA took on its rival Mexico with first place in the group on the line. With each team already advancing the rivalry match perhaps didn’t have as much at stake if the group had been more competitive, but each team came out with intensity and energy.

USMNT, Chelsea star Pulisic wants to play at Olympics
USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter admitted he would love to have a full-strength U.S. squad available, but believe it will be tough due to clubs not releasing players to play in a non-FIFA window.

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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