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MLS News

12 under-the-radar offseason signings that deserve more attention
But let’s not glance past signings of a different profile that should be just as impactful during the 2023 season. They arrived at their clubs via free agency, trades and international transfers – setting the stage for a big impact.

Aljaz Ivacic signs contract extension with Timbers
Ivacic came to the Timbers in 2019, and after sitting behind Jeff Attinella and then Steve Clark on the depth chart he won the starting job outright in 2022. He started 32 games for the Timbers last year, earning several MLS Team of the Week honors along the way.

U.S. Soccer News

2023 US Open Cup: Bleacher Report app, YouTube to broadcast featured Round 1 matches
Six matches from the first round, and eight matches each from the second and third rounds will be broadcast on the B/R platform. The first round is 14 matches in total, second round is 30 matches in total, and the third round will be 24 matches in total.

Concacaf W Gold Cup to debut in February 2024
There will be a six team preliminary round on February 17th where 3 teams will complete the 12-team group stage. They will perform the group stage in 3 groups of 4 teams each, taking place February 20th through the 28th.

Oguchi Onyewu linked with U.S. Soccer Sporting Director role
During his career, he appeared for the USMNT 69 times, including the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cups. Since retiring from his playing career, Onyewu has served as a commentator for CBS. He also served as the Sporting Director for Orlando City B, the reserve team for the MLS side.

Concacaf News

Moreno’s strike holds up for Club Leon at Tauro
Club Leon were happy to take advantage of the wayward finishing from the hosts and struck in the 55’ when a deep cross was initially played by the Tauro defense, but the ball fell perfectly for Moreno to turn into net for a 1-0 Club Leon lead.

Olimpia take control on Benguche brace in super second half
With the result, Olimpia have won their last two SCCL matches against Mexican clubs, previously defeating Club America 1-0 in the second leg of the 2021 SCCL Round of 16.

Vancouver attack hits scoring stride against Real Espana
The Vancouver Whitecaps poured in four second half goals in a commanding 5-0 victory against Real Espana of Honduras in the first leg of the 2023 Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 on Wednesday night at BC Place in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Rest of the World News

Bayern send PSG, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe home; Tottenham ousted by AC Milan
It’s another disappointing season for PSG in the Champions League as Bayern cruise to quarterfinals.

CBS Sports Golazo Network, a 24/7 streaming channel dedicated to soccer, to launch April 11
At the April 11 launch, the network will air free on, the CBS Sports app for connected TV devices, the CBS Sports mobile app and Pluto TV, as well as Paramount+.

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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