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Daily Links: Union beat Liga MX team for first time in meaningful game



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Philadelphia Union News

It Wasn’t Pretty, but the Union Beat a Mexican Team in the Champions League
Jim Curtin’s team scraped out a 1-0 first leg victory against Atlas F.C. in the Champion’s League quarterfinals on Tuesday night, claiming their first-ever win against a Liga MX side in a meaningful competition. They’ve dispatched Mexican clubs in exhibition games, but this was the first time it happened in something that actually matters.

Union U15s top Arsenal to reach GA Cup Quarterfinal
Philadelphia Union Academy’s U15 continued to dominate in the 2023 Generation adidas Cup with a resounding 4-1 victory over Arsenal FC on Wednesday morning.

MLS News

Chicharito gets green light: LA Galaxy star “ready to go to Houston”
Chicharito’s return comes at an opportune moment for the Galaxy, who have struggled with finishing to start the season, putting up just three goals in five matches despite regularly generating quality chances.

Ben Sweat Released by Sporting Kansas City
He made 29 appearances with 26 starts in his short tenure with the club.

Concacaf News

Quinones steers Tigres to away triumph at Motagua
It was a tightly contest first half between the two sides, with the margins razor thin. Tigres were starting to carve out chances in the Motagua half, but it was not until the 44’ when they were able to finally breach the Motagua goal.

LAFC ride Bouanga brace to commanding win in Vancouver
LAFC scored all three goals in a 10-minute second half span to register their second straight 3-0 away win in the 2023 SCCL.

Rest of the World News

Chelsea may hire Frank Lampard for interim role
The 44-year-old has emerged as a potential short-term solution to take charge until the end of the season as negotiations remain ongoing with a number of candidates over the Stamford Bridge vacancy.

Lionel Messi move to Saudi Arabia increasingly likely after PSG talks break down
While a source said that reports of a £350 million-a-year package with Al Hilal are excessive, there is an appetite in the country to continue to boost the profile of the Saudi Pro League following Ronaldo’s move to Al Nassr in December.

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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