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Union CCL run ends with 3-0 defeat to LAFC

Timothy Tillman’s first-half goal and an Olivier Mbaizo second-half red card gave LAFC all they’d need to defeat the Philadelphia Union 3-0 in the second leg of the Concacaf Champions League semifinal at BMO Stadium.

MLS News

MLS Team of the Matchday: Evander, Facundo Torres step up in Matchday 10
Club-record signings potentially turned a corner during Matchday 10, riding strong performances into the ensuing Team of the Matchday.

Nashville SC terminates contract of club-record signing Ake Loba
Loba, 25, arrived in Nashville in 2021 as a club-record $6.8 million signing from Monterrey as a designated player. But he never got traction in Gary Smith’s lineup, scoring two goals and earning an assist in 40 MLS matches with just two starts.

Portland Timbers midfielder David Ayala out for 2023 with torn ACL
After starting three of his four appearances for Portland this season, the 20-year-old Ayala has 25 appearances, including 11 starts, for the Timbers since joining the club in 2022 on a transfer from Club Estudiantes de la Plata.

Rest of the World News

Club Leon looking to turn tables against Tigres at home
Tigres came away with a 2-1 win in last week’s first leg and will be seeking to secure their fifth appearance in an SCCL Final with either a draw or a victory.

PSG suspend Lionel Messi for 2 weeks over unauthorised Saudi trip
Messi will not train or play with the first team and will not be paid during his suspension.

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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