Philadelphia Union News
Philadelphia Union advances to Eastern Conference semifinals with 1-0 win over New England Revolution
The Union were saved by Chris Donovan, who scored the game’s only goal late in the game. A red card to Mark-Anthony Kaye at the end of the first half gave Philadelphia a man advantage for the duration of the match, which the Union eventually took advantage of.
Charlotte FC fires head coach Christian Lattanzio
Lattanzio, 52, took over in May 2022 for Miguel Angel Ramirez, who was fired 14 games into Charlotte FC’s inaugural season. He signed a two-year extension last October, a product of the team wanting “consistency” at the role.
Minnesota United hires Khaled El-Ahmad from England as chief soccer officer
The Loons filled their vacant general manager’s post with Khaled El-Ahmad, who’d been CEO and Sporting Director for Barnsley in England’s League One.
Logan Ndenbe suffers torn ACL
It’s a brutal blow for Ndenbe, who had recently found a new level to his game and was playing the best soccer of his young career. The Belgian was immense for SKC in the series sweep of STL, scoring crucial goals in both matches.
CF Montreal fires head coach Hernan Losada
Losada ultimately spent one season in charge of CFMTL, who missed the MLS Cup Playoffs following a 2-1 loss at Columbus Crew on Decision Day. They finished 10th in the Eastern Conference standings (41 points; 12W-17L-5D).
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