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Philadelphia Union News

LAFC remains unbeaten, earning 1-1 draw vs. Nashville
The rematch we’ve all been looking for is two days away, let’s see how LAFC did in their last game.

Andre Blake breaks Philadelphia Union starts record
In his previous 211 starts, Blake has made 648 saves in nearly 19,000 minutes of league regular season action. Blake has racked up 66 clean sheets and sports an impressive 1.23 goals against average.

Union Takeaways: A four-goal outburst lifts a burden off Mikael Uhre and his teammates
When Uhre scored twice at Montreal last month, it seemed like he was ready to break out for the year. Then he didn’t. Now he has a hat trick, and could be at another inflection point.

US Soccer News

U.S. Soccer set to hire Matt Crocker as sporting director
Crocker spent three seasons at Southampton overseeing the men’s, women’s and youth programs at the club. Prior to his appointment there, the 48-year-old spent seven years at England’s Football Association, overseeing the U-15, U-17 and U-20 English national teams on both the men’s and women’s side.

Rest of the World News

Man Utd reach FA Cup final after shootout victory over Brighton
Manchester United beat Brighton & Hove Albion in a thrilling penalty shootout in their FA Cup semifinal at Wembley on Sunday after the game finished 0-0 after extra time to set up the first-ever all-Manchester clash in the final.

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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