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Seattle Sounders Should Not Hurt Selves To Help Philadelphia Union

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This summer Major League Soccer is organizing another big round of extraordinary friendlies throughout the USA. One of those fell apart, and now the Philadelphia Union want to take part. Good on them. They aren't competing in outside tournaments, and they should do their money grab if that's what they and their fans want.

What should not happen is to put the Seattle Sounders in a worse situation in October. MLS went with lighter schedules in September and October for its teams that may partake in the CONCACAF Champions League Group Stage. Seattle is one of those teams, and a team that should be headed into the MLS Cup Playoffs. Adding a game during that stretch harms the chances for Seattle in both of those competitions.

While Philly may not be concerned with winning trophies at this time, but Seattle certainly is. Please Adrian and co, don't hurt your own chances to help that club make money.

#TrophiesNotFriendlies especially not the other team's friendly.