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Union hope to connect with fans, UEFA is going ABBA, and Schelotto is tied to LAFC.

MLS: Montreal Impact at Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

MLS

MLS, thanks largely to the Sounders, have been tied to harvesting Boca Juniors for players, but now LAFC is tied to taking something else - a manager. Guillermo Barros Schelotto appears to be in the running to take the helm for the expansion club.

Philadelphia is on a great streak... 16 straight without a win. With on-field medicority at its height, the club is hosting a Town Hall for their season ticket holders with the Front Office, manager, and captain Alejandro Bedoya. We’ll see if it fixes anything...

In case you missed it, this weekend’s match features the 2016 MLS Cup winner vs the other 2016 MLS Cup finalist. While they were enemies then and again now, they were USMNT teammates in the middle.

Tired of seeing David Villa? Well too bad, the Spanish striker signed a one year extension to carry him through the end of 2018 with NYCFC.

USA

Mallory Pugh isn’t going to play at UCLA, we already know that. Where, though, is still an on-going fight, and all we really know is it won’t be in DC. The other thing that shouldn’t be that shocking, Laura Harvey would like her a Reign uniform.

Bob the Builder, can he fix it? Bob the Builder, yes he can! Now that I have that stuck in your head, check out these NPSL jerseys that look like the cartoon namesake. I want to buy one.

The rise and fall of Julian Green’s stock was front and center in the final days of Jurgen Klinsmann, and now he’s trying to rebound with VfB Stuggart in the second division of German soccer.

USA U17s are almost able to book a ticket to the FIFA U17 World Cup after blowing out Honduras. All they have to do is not lose to Cuba by five or more.

World

Deciding major games with PKs is nerve-wracking and not the best solution. While there isn’t a perfect solution, one that may help is switching to the ABBA system. No, they do not just do Dancing Queen and whoever gets the most cheers wins. It’s to change the order from ABABAB (etc.) to ABBAABBAA, and UEFA will be adopting it for their continental U17 championships.

Juventus got the tactics right, shutting down AS Monaco in Monaco. With a two goal lead via road goals, Juventus has likely already sealed the deal to advance to Cardiff for the Champions League final.

Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari was suspended one match for seeing two yellows: the first for dissent when he asked a ref to stop a match due to racial abuse, and a second for leaving the field as protest. Now a former Tottenham player is calling for boycotts in Italian soccer if the suspension is not overturned.

Soccer on TV

UEFA Europa League

Celta de Vigo vs Manchester United - 12:05pm - FS1, fuboTV, ESPN Deportes

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

Switzerland vs Iran - 3:30pm - FS2, fuboTV

Italy vs Senegal - 5:00pm - FS2, fuboTV