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Daily Links: Union host LAFC in 1st leg of Champions League Semifinals



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Philadelphia Union News

Jim Curtin dials down revenge talk as Union prepare to face LAFC in Champions League
“I’m not going to give you any fuel for the fire or for the bulletin board,” Curtin said on the eve of the Union’s first meeting with Los Angeles FC since last year’s MLS Cup title game heartbreak.

Philadelphia Union vs. LAFC: ‘Natural rivalry’ between MLS elite enters CCL
“It’s definitely a rivalry and we are honored because we have different conditions than LAFC,” Tanner explained to “We are arguably not a superclub as they are considered, and you see that reflected in all levels more or less. We basically stand for blue-collar and they stand for everything LA.

MLS News

MLS transfer roundup: Primary Transfer Window deadline results
Major League Soccer’s Primary Transfer Window closed on April 24, giving way for several last-minute deals.

MLS Power Rankings: NYCFC soar, Red Bulls drop after Matchday 9
The Union are back in the top ten of the MLS Power Rankings after their 4-2 win over Toronto.

Crew’s Will Sands suffers ACL tear, will have season-ending surgery
The 22 year old played and started seven of the Crew’s nine matches this year, missing two games earlier in the season with a minor injury. He recorded two assists in 488 minutes.

Concacaf News

Quinones powers Tigres to first leg victory over Club Leon
Luis Quinones scored a goal and collected an assist to power Tigres to a 2-1 victory over Club Leon in the first leg of the 2023 Concacaf Champions League semifinals on Tuesday night at the Estadio Universitario in San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico.

Rest of the World News

Burnley clinch EFL Championship title with win over Blackburn
Manuel Benson’s 66th-minute effort sealed the points for a Burnley side who had already booked promotion to the Premier League.

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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