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Preview | Union battle Chicago Fire
The Union’s plan will be to dominate the middle of the park in order to overwhelm the Fire’s holding midfielders and keep bodies close to Shaqiri after turnovers. Chicago’s defense is solid when set, but in transition it gets stretched easily and Philly’s speed up front should have the back line in cautious mode.

The Union go behind the Apple paywall for the first time on Saturday
Former Philadelphia Independence and U.S. women’s national team player Lori Lindsey will be part of Apple’s broadcast team for the Union’s game vs. Chicago.

MLS News

Matchday 3: How to watch, what to know for all 14 games
Matchday 3 spans Saturday (13 games) to Sunday (just one game), while Houston Dynamo FC are on a bye. Here’s your quick-hit watch guide.

Former MLS MVP Alejandro Pozuelo joins Turkey’s Konyaspor
Pozuelo, who occupied a Designated Player spot with the club, was out of contract after the 2022 season. Despite Miami’s efforts to work out a new deal with the veteran playmaker, he opted to depart for the Turkish top flight. Previous stints in Europe include LaLiga, the English Premier League and the Belgian Pro League.

Jonathan Osorio currently occupying Toronto FC’s third Designated Player slot
At the end of the 2022 season, summer arrivals Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Bernardeschi occupied two of TFC’s three DP slots. The expiry of Osorio’s previous contract led to speculation regarding whether or not the 30-year-old’s new deal would see him become the club’s third DP.

 

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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