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Philadelphia Union News

Gazdag’s penalty downs 10-man Atlas FC in CCL Leg 1 Action
The Union now take a one-goal cushion to Guadalajara on April 12 for an immense second leg of the 2023 Concacaf Champions League quarterfinal round.

Jakob Glesnes selected for MLS Team of the Matchday
The Norwegian center back led the team with four won tackles and eight clearances as the visitors attacked from numerous set piece chances. Glesnes also won all nine of his duels and led the team in touches at 83.

As attack falters, Union grappling with expectations of last season
The Union rank second in the East in expected goals at 9.1, indicating that they’re creating chances, and their expected goal differential per 90 minutes (plus-0.44) is even with Cincinnati.

MLS News

MLS Power Rankings: FC Cincinnati, Seattle Sounders push LAFC for supremacy
The Union’s free fall in the MLS Power Rankings continue as they find themselves in tenth position this week.

NYCFC loan Thiago Andrade to Brazil’s Athletico Paranaense
Joining the team in April 2021, the Brazilian featured in 71 matches, scoring 12 goals and assisting five times across all competitions.

Concacaf News

Davila double helps move Club Leon closer to first semifinal
Victor Davila scored a pair of goals to help pace Liga MX side Club Leon to a 5-0 victory against Violette of Haiti in the first leg of the 2023 Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday night at the Estadio Leon in Leon, Mexico.

Rest of the World News

Lionel Messi unlikely to extend PSG deal, refuses to take pay cut
The French champions want Messi to take a 25% pay cut from his existing salary, which is worth €40 million gross a year, sources have told ESPN.

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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