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Philadelphia Union News

Union owner Jay Sugarman says Jim Curtin’s contract status will be settled before his deal expires
Curtin’s contract is up after this year, and he’s in the U.S. national team conversation. “We have a clear plan through the World Cup, and Ernst [Tanner] and Jim are critical to that,” Sugarman said.

MLS News

MLS Power Rankings: Portland Timbers, St. Louis CITY get Matchday 8 boost
Union stay at twelve after their draw with Chicago in this week’s MLS Power Rankings.

Deadline day: 4 teams to watch before the Primary Transfer Window closes
The MLS Primary Transfer Window closes on April 24 and while the Secondary Transfer Window isn’t too far away (July 5 to Aug. 2), there should be some more movement between now and Monday night.

Revolution sign veteran MLS defender Ben Sweat
Sweat, 31, has made 121 MLS regular season appearances, with 106 starts, and has totaled 14 assists in league play. The Palm Harbor, Fla. native joins his sixth MLS club in New England.

Concacaf News

Concacaf announces match schedule for 2023 Gold Cup
The 17th edition of the Confederation’s flagship competition for men’s national teams will be played between June 16 – July 16, 2023, and will crown the best national team in the region.

Rest of the World News

Real Madrid eliminate Chelsea from the Champions League: Two Rodrygo goals lead Los Blancos into semifinals
Frank Lampard’s Blues were unable to turn a feisty first half into goals before Real put it away in the second half.

AC Milan advance to UEFA Champions League semifinals after eliminating Napoli with 1-1 draw as Rafa Leao stars
After winning 1-0 in the first leg in Milan, AC Milan drew 1-1 the second leg away against Napoli and qualified for the UEFA Champions League semifinals for the first time in sixteen years.

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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