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Philadelphia Union News

The Union say they’re in talks with captain Alejandro Bedoya about a new deal
There may yet be a way to resolve this, especially since Jim Curtin and many Union players want Bedoya back. But it will probably require Bedoya to reduce his salary and playing time.

The Union selling Julián Carranza for big money seems to just be a matter of time
Plus a look at what Jim Curtin and Ernst Tanner had to say about Joaquín Torres, backup goalkeepers, academy prospects, and other news items at the Union’s end-of-season news conference.

MLS News

Sounders announce end-of-season roster decisions
Albert Rusnák and Xavier Arreaga both have options exercised, while Héber and Stef Cleveland are the most notable players to have options declined.

Dynamo announce roster decisions following 2023 season
Just days after losing the Western Conference Final, the Houston Dynamo have announced their roster decisions as they begin the offseason and preparation for 2024. Houston exercised options on four players, declined options on eight players, and two players are now out of contract and are free agents.

FC Dallas Signs Romanian International Enes Sali
The 17-year old joins FC Dallas after spending the past couple of seasons with Farul Constanta. Sali made his professional debut with Farul on August 9, 2021, at age 15 years, six months and six days. Sali would register his first professional goal on September 13, 2021, becoming the youngest player to score in the SuperLiga at 15 years, six months and 21 days.

Atlanta United exercise purchase option for Xande Silva
Xande was a revelation for the Five Stripes since joining in the summer transfer window, amassing two goals and three assists in 10 appearances in the regular season. He also added two goals in the playoffs.

Canadian defender Kyle Hiebert rewarded with new deal with St. Louis City FC
The 26-year-old from La Salle, Man., signed with the first team in August 2022 and appeared in 31 matches this season across all competitions, playing at centre back and both fullback positions. St. Louis was 15-7-2 in regular-season play when Hiebert was in the starting 11.

Rest of the World News

Host Cities, venues announced for 2024 Copa America
Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida was previously announced as the host site for the final of the competition on July 6, CONMEBOL and CONCACAF announced Monday. MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey and Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina will serve as the semifinal sites for the tournament.

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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