Union draw, a European Super League is formed and more in today’s links
Philadelphia Union News
Union open the season with a scoreless draw in Columbus
Both goalkeepers shine as neither side is able to score in the historic clash between last season’s MLS Cup and Supporter’s Shield winners.
MLS Sunday Scoreboard: Inter Miami hosts Galaxy, Crew face Union, and more
The final matches of the opening week of the 2021 MLS season include a high-profile clash in South Florida, a battle of Eastern Conference powers, and a night-time tussle between Cascadia rivals.
Loons reportedly set to pay $3.6 million transfer for Adrien Hunou
French publication L’Equipe said Saturday that Hunou is “set to sign up” with the Loons, according to a translation, and the transfer fee to Rennes in France’s Ligue 1 was pegged at 3 million Euros, which is $3.6 million.
Bob Bradley takes responsibility for and defends early Carlos Vela sub in LAFC win
Carlos Vela exited the game after just 20 minutes, the superstar stretching on a pass in Austin’s box and not able to get to it. He asked to be examined and it appeared he may have suffered a quad injury. Before Vela could get back on the field, Mahala Opoku was subbed into the match, and Vela attempted to re-enter the game, only to be told his day was done.
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Man United, Juventus, Real Madrid confirm plans to participate in Super League
As part of the move, the clubs included would withdraw from the European Club Association and games would be played in the middle of the week, with the Super League governed by the founding clubs, the club statements indicated.