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Daily news roundups

News roundup: Season previews, Hart to MLS?, Tobin Heath stars for USWNT, more

MLS regular season is almost here (!), while more CCL fixtures await midweek.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union by the numbers, Nani signs at Orlando, CCL fever kicks off, more

North and Central America’s favorite weird, hair-pulling, maddening continental tournament is back.

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Analysis / Union

Meet the 4-4-2 diamond: A deep tactical analysis of the Union’s new formation

Philadelphia Union have thrown out the ol’ familiar 4-2-3-1 in favor of a high-pressing 4-4-2 diamond. What does that mean, and can it work for Jim Curtin’s team?

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Daily news roundups

News roundup: Roster droppings, Curtin back, playoff ch-ch-ch-changes, more

The Union reveal their plans for 2019 in a sweeping press conference.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Steel in Chester, Cinci crest, playoff previews, more

The Queen City’s new franchise loses the plot with their rebranded crest.

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Season Reviews / Union

Season review: The Union were who we thought they were

Did the Union over- or underperform expectations in 2018?

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Daily news roundups

News roundup: Baird wins RoY, USL Cup set, U-20’s romp, more

Plus, the Union Academy dazzles at home over the red side of New York.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Can Burke & Borek make peace, Decision Day fallout, McKenzie to U-20s, more

Plus, a look at all the early MLS Knockout Round action.

Player ratings / Union

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 0-1 New York Red Bulls

Sometimes beautiful soccer does not yield beautiful results.

Daily news roundups

News roundup: Greener pastures, Chambers chats, Flynn bows out, more

Plus, get excited for a raucous Decision Day!

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