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Alejandro Bedoya Named Recipient of the 2023 Impact Award
Alejandro Bedoya has once again been been named Major League Soccer’s Impact Award honoree for his charitable and social impact work that creates sustainable communities, fosters equity and inclusion, and enriches the lives of those in need across the U.S. and Canada.

11 big questions facing the Union this offseason following their playoff exit
The offseason will only last just over a month, but there’s work to do with lots of players: Alejandro Bedoya, Julián Carranza, Brandan Craig, and one of the best academy prospects the team has seen.

MLS News

MLS suspends FC Cincinnati defender Matt Miazga for rest of playoffs for postgame behavior
Punishment is for three matches due to misconduct after Nov. 4 game against New York Red Bulls.

Sebastian Blanco to leave Portland Timbers after contract expires this winter
Blanco, 35, joined Portland in 2017 but hasn’t played 2,000 minutes in a league season since 2019. He was limited to 425 minutes this year.

FC Dallas announces end-of-year roster moves
Two summertime additions are sticking around, as FC Dallas have picked up contract options on central midfielders Asier Illarramendi and Liam Fraser.

Nashville SC announces 2024 roster decisions; captain Dax McCarty to enter free agency
In four seasons with Nashville, McCarty made 121 appearances across all competitions, totaling two goals and 13 assists.

Whitecaps coach Vanni Sartini banned 6 games for ref outburst
Sartini, 47, also must complete a league-approved behavioral assessment and comply with any recommended treatment, per the MLS.

Revolution name Curt Onalfo the club’s sporting director
Onalfo, 54, became interim sporting director when head coach Bruce Arena, who served in both capacities, was suspended by the team on July 30 pending an MLS investigation for using inappropriate language.

Rest of the World News

Europa League round-up: Liverpool, Marseille and West Ham among qualifiers
A total of ten teams secured qualification from the Europa League group stage on an action-packed Matchday 5.

Europa Conference League round-up: Villa, Fiorentina lead seven through
Seven more clubs sealed a top-two placing as the 2023/24 UEFA Europa Conference League group stage set up a dramatic finale.

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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