Three things we learned from the Atlanta win, Galaxy sign another Frenchman and more in today’s links
Philadelphia Union News
Jim Curtin salutes ‘one of our biggest wins’ in Union history after Champions League rout of Atlanta
From Andre Blake’s seven saves to Kacper Przybylko’s outstanding goals and assist — plus Sergio Santos’ shiner and a near-brawl in the final minutes — the win in Atlanta was full of highlights.
Philadelphia Union Announce 2021 Promotional Schedule
The Union kick off their promotional schedule with their first Rivalry Match vs. NYCFC on May 1 and will wrap with the Union’s annual Fan Appreciation night on October 30 to wrap up the 2021 season with a match dedicated to the fans who got them there.
Three takeaways from Philadelphia’s stunning CCL win in Atlanta
Philly took Atlanta’s best punch on the chin, survived, waited and then pounced as soon as they got an opportunity. As soon as Atlanta wobbled, they kept punching. Over and over. Just an absolutely ruthless performance from a team that showed their experience tonight.
Orlando City negotiating with Barnsley over Daryl Dike playoff loan
Dike went to Barnsley on a free loan on Feb. 1. The 20-year-old has since scored nine goals in 18 games for the Reds. Under the original conditions of the agreement, Dike’s loan terminates on May 31, but the Lions will gain the right to recall the striker after May 3.
LA Galaxy sign defender Séga Coulibaly
The 24-year-old joins having previously spent his entire pro career in France. Coming through the ranks at noted youth powerhouse Rennes, he featured for their second team starting in 2013 but could not break through with the first team there. Following loan stints at Sedan and Avranches in the French third division, he joined Nancy in 2018, first for their second team and then for the first team, playing in Ligue 2.
Real Salt Lake ‘optimistic’ on Jonathan Menendez deal
Menendez, 27, has been contracted with Independiente since 2018, but has been loaned out twice during that time, once with Qatari side Al-Rayyan and later with Tallares.
The Crew settles for wild tie vs. Monterrey in Champions League Leg 1
The Columbus Crew knew the team had a tough challenge against Monterrey in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals. That was proven in a wild 2-2 draw at historic Crew Stadium on Wednesday night.
Timbers draw Club America 1-1 thanks to late PK from Felipe Mora
In the first of two legs in the Concacaf Champions League quarterfinals, the Portland Timbers drew Club America in exciting fashion 1-1 at Providence Park. Roger Martinez scored the first goal at the end of the first half off the penalty kick, while Felipe Mora scored the equalizer off a penalty in the waning minutes of stoppage time.
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PSG stunned by Manchester City’s Champions League semifinal comeback
Manchester City took a big step towards their first Champions League final as goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez earned them a 2-1 comeback win at Paris Saint-Germain in the semifinal first leg on Wednesday.