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  • MLS regular season to begin April 3; MLS Cup final on Dec. 11

    ESPN "Major League Soccer announced the 2021 MLS season will begin on Saturday, April 3 and feature 34 matches for each of the league's 27 clubs, including expansion side Austin FC. The regular season will conclude with MLS Decision Day on Nov. 7, followed by the MLS Cup playoffs..." January 25

  • LAFC trading for goalkeeper Tomas Romero’s rights

    Angels On Parade "With Los Angeles Football Club presumably looking for a third goalkeeper for 2021, a report emerged publicly on Thursday indicating they may have targeted their man for the position. LAFC are nearing a deal to trade for the MLS player rights for goalkeeper Tomas Romero from..." January 15

  • Talk of Philadelphia Union interest in Nicolás Demartini resurfaces

    Brotherly Game "Could the left-footed center back Ernst Tanner has said he is targeting to replace Mark McKenzie 21-year-old Argentine Nicolás Demartini? Rumors of the Philadelphia Union’s interest in Demartini circulated in the fall around the same time rumors started picking up..." January 11

  • Philadelphia Union announces transfer of Mark McKenzie to KRC Genk

    Brotherly Game "Mark McKenzie to Belgium is official. The 21-year-old homegrown center back from Bear, Del. is heading to KRC Genk after the Philadelphia Union agreed to a multi-million transfer fee plus performance-based bonuses with the Belgium Pro League club. The Union will also retain..." January 07

  • Belgium club KRC Genk closing in on Mark McKenzie

    Brotherly Game "After months of Scottish media reports about Celtic interest in Philadelphia Union homegrown Mark McKenzie, Belgium club KRC Genk appears to be closing in on the U.S. international. Reports surfaced Monday of the club’s interest in the 21-year-old from Bear,..." December 29

  • MLS to charter flights for players on international duty to sidestep quarantine

    ESPN "In a bid to have players on international duty return in time for the MLS Cup playoffs, the league is taking the unusual step of using charter flights to speed their return to the U.S. and thus avoid quarantine periods, sources have told ESPN. This move will allow these players to be..." November 17

  • English Premier League, Bundesliga teams tracking Kai Wagner

    Brotherly Game "Philadelphia Union left back Kai Wagner is drawing interest from the English Premier League, according to a report from Kristian Dyer. Dyer cites a source saying the 23-year-old is being tracked by West Ham and Fulham, among others and that “a couple Bundesliga clubs”..." November 16

  • Breaking Down What's at Stake on MLS Decision Day

    Bleacher Report "The final day of the Major League Soccer season is here. Decision Day is split into two time windows. The Eastern Conference teams will play first at 3:30 p.m. ET, and then the Western Conference sides will do battle at 6:30 p.m. ET. The Supporters' Shield is the biggest..." November 08

  • What broke down, and what's next after summer window?

    The Score "Real target Mbappe, will settle for Haaland Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe's eventual move to Real Madrid seems inevitable, and according to Eurosport, the Frenchman will join the reigning La Liga champs next summer to replace Luka Jovic...." October 18

  • Philadelphia Union announces Brenden Aaronson transfer to RB Salzburg

    Brotherly Game "Brenden Aaronson to FC Red Bull Salzburg is official. The 19-year-old Philadelphia Union homegrown will be transferred to the Austrian Bundesliga club at the end of the season on a deal that sets a transfer fee record not only for the team but for an American homegrown..." October 16

  • Aaronson, McKenzie still with Philadelphia Union after close of transfer window

    Brotherly Game "The European transfer window closed on Monday with plenty of news and excitement, but none immediately impacting the Philadelphia Union. Tom Bogert of reported that a deal that will send Brenden Aaronson to RB Salzburg in Austria in January has..." October 06

  • MLS announces end-of-season schedule; Decision Day set for Nov. 8

    ESPN "MLS announced the remainder of its regular season schedule, with each team playing nine more matches and concluding on Nov. 8. The last day of the regular season -- which the league is calling Decision Day and will likely have a bearing on playoff qualification and seeding..." September 22

  • Major League Soccer sees five matches called off amid Jacob Blake protests

    ESPN "Most of Wednesday's matches in Major League Soccer were postponed as players chose not to play in protest of racial injustice, and in particular the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by police on Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The development came as players in both..." August 26

  • Revolution’s game vs. Philadelphia Union moved up one day

    Boston "The New England Revolution’s next game, originally scheduled for Friday, Aug. 21, has been moved up to Thursday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. The match against the visiting Philadelphia Union will be the first of six games in a 23-day period, including three at home. " August 15

  • MLS will resume regular-season games on Aug. 12 in its own stadiums, some with fans in attendance

    Yahoo! Sports "Major League Soccer is coming right back following the MLS is Back Tournament. The top circuit in the United States and Canada announced plans to resume the regular season on Aug. 12, a day after its monthlong, World Cup-style tournament concludes in a “bubble” in Central..." August 08

  • Portland Timbers top Philadelphia Union, advance to the MLS is Back Tournament final

    Yahoo! Sports "Heading into Wednesday’s first semifinal of the MLS is Back Tournament between the Portland Timbers and Philadelphia Union, the plucky young Union were the fashionable pick to advance to next week’s final in Central Florida. The battle-tested Timbers had other ideas. And..." August 06

  • LAFC favorites to reach MLS is Back semis; who joins them?

    Pro Soccer Talk "Who will join the Philadelphia Union, who dismantled Sporting Kansas City in the first of four quarterfinal matchups on Thursday, in the semifinals of the MLS is Back tournament? While it’s impossible to say with absolute certainty ahead of the weekend’s games,..." August 01

  • 3 takeaways as the MLS is Back Tournament heads into the quarterfinals

    Boston "As the month of July comes to a close, the MLS is Back Tournament has settled into a comfortable rhythm. Despite the early problems it had to confront — with two teams having to drop out due to multiple COVID-19 positive tests among players — the league was able to..." July 30