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Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union will play at Minnesota United in fourth round of U.S. Open Cup
The trip to St. Paul will be part of a Western Conference swing with a game at Colorado Rapids to follow on May 13. The Union visit Red Bull Arena for a league game on May 6.

Leagues Cup 2023 Group Stage Matches to Kick off in Primetime
Philadelphia Union begin Leagues Cup hosting Club Tijuana on Saturday, July 22, at Subaru Park with kick off scheduled for 8 p.m. ET with the match broadcast on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, FS1, UniMas and TSN.

Union Takeaways: A 1-1 tie vs. LAFC isn’t as bad as the late goal makes it feel
The first-game result means LAFC advances with a scoreless tie at home. But it’s hard to believe that game will end scoreless. A 1-1 tie goes to penalties, and anything more means the Union advance.

MLS News

2023 Primary Transfer Window grades for every MLS club
While teams can still add free agents for the time being, expect another flurry of moves in the Secondary Transfer Window (July 5 to Aug. 2). The summertime market is always active, often with higher-profile players arriving from Europe.

DC United sign captain Steven Birnbaum to contract extension
He’s been a stalwart performer for the club ever since, and his 256 career appearances across all competitions for D.C. are third most in franchise history, behind only Jaime Moreno (386) and Bill Hamid (297).

U.S. Soccer News

Galaxy-Sounders headline U.S. Open Cup fourth round draw
Thursday’s draw featured 24 winners from this week’s third round as well as eight additional MLS clubs entering the competition at this stage. The fourth round schedule will take place between May 9-10 and will feature defending U.S. Open Cup winners Orlando City and reigning MLS Cup Champions Los Angeles FC.

Rest of the World News

Fiorentina set up Coppa Italia final against Inter Milan
Six-time winners Fiorentina, who beat Cremonese in the first leg with goals by forwards Arthur Cabral and Nicolas Gonzalez, have reached their 11th cup final and first since 2014.

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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