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Philadelphia Union News

Pressing Points | A Goal Changes It All
Philadelphia Union Head Coach Jim Curtin spoke with the media ahead of his squad’s Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinal against Atlas FC. Check out a few of the top moments from his press conference.

Union chase more Concacaf Champions League glory at Atlas FC
Going into a hostile environment in North America’s biggest tournament will mean generating shots on the counter and making the final step into tackles in the defensive third. The Union are still immensely talented and can go blow-for-blow with an Atlas side that currently sits just below the playoff line in Liga MX with a 2-8-4 record. They’ll need to bring their fearlessness and swagger.

MLS News

MLS Power Rankings: LAFC remain elite, LA Galaxy slide before El Trafico
After another loss the Union fall out of the top ten in this week’s MLS Power Rankings.

Eryk Williamson suffers torn ACL, will miss remainder of 2023 season
This is the second such knee injury Williamson has suffered in his Timbers tenure. He suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in 2021 in a game against the Seattle Sounders at Lumen Field.

Brad Guzan out 10-12 weeks with torn MCL suffered against NYCFC
he veteran goalkeeper who returned this season from an Achilles tear suffered last year played through the majority of the game with the injury.

Concacaf News

Club Leon punch semifinal ticket despite loss at Violette
Club Leon have reached the semifinals thanks to a 6-2 win on aggregate, earning the club their first ever semifinal in the SCCL era.

Vela steers LAFC to commanding victory over Vancouver
The result gives LAFC a 6-0 win on aggregate and a place in the semifinals, while Vela now has eight goals in just nine career SCCL matches.

Rest of the World News

Guardiola’s defense might be their Champions League X-factor
Ruben Dias and company held Bayern Munich at bay with ease in a 3-0 win.

Inter Milan open up commanding Champions League quarterfinal first-leg lead
Inter Milan have a 2-0 lead in their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie against SL Benfica after a memorable Tuesday night in Lisbon.

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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