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Major Link Soccer: Philadelphia Union, Houston Dynamo advance to US Open Cup Final

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MLS transfer day news, Sky Blue FC falling apart and more.

MLS: U.S. Open Cup-Chicago Fire vs Philadelphia Union Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Seattle

Hey it’s our 10th birthday party, so it’s your 10th birthday party too - Sounder At Heart
Come celebrate Sounder at Heart’s birthday with us at Cheney Stadium on September 2.

MLS

FC Cincinnati Brings Pa-Modou Kah onto Technical Staff

Report: Bill Hamid joining D.C. United on loan - Black And Red United
A 1.5 year loan will bring Hamid back to the Black-and-Red

Deadline Day: Villafana Timbers return rumors heating up - Stumptown Footy
The left back will be returning to MLS, maybe even to the Timbers

Rapids trade Micheal Azira to Montreal for a 4th round draft pick in 2020 - Burgundy Wave
Good luck in Montreal, Micheal!

Report: Red Bull Salzburg academy director new Philadelphia Union sporting director - Brotherly Game
The Athletic is reporting that Ernst Tanner will be Earnie Stewart’s successor.

The Top 5 Teenagers in MLS presented by Target REDcard | MLSsoccer.com
MLSsoccer.com's Andrew Wiebe counts down his 5 favorite teenagers playing in MLS right now.

Montreal Impact sign right back Bacary Sagna for rest of 2018 season | MLSsoccer.com
The Montreal Impact continued a flurry of deadline deals, bringing in French international right back Bacary Sagna on a deal to finish the year with an option for 2019.

US Open Cup

Philadelphia Union have unfinished business as they reach US Open Cup final | MLSsoccer.com
Although their roster has turned over quite a bit in the past three years, the Philadelphia Union players who’ve remained think often of the agony of losing back-to-back U.S. Open Cup finals in 2014 and 2015.

Houston Dynamo 3 (7), LAFC 3 (6) | US Open Cup 2018 Match Recap | MLSsoccer.com
After a wild first 90 minutes in which the Houston Dynamo lose a two-goal lead in the final 15 minutes (plus seven minutes of extra time) of regulation, followed by 30 minutes of scoreless extra time, the hosts outlasted Los Angeles Football Club 7-6 in penalties on Wednesday night at BBVA Compass Stadium, to advance to their first U.S. Open Cup finals.

USA

The USMNT needs more creative scheduling - Stars and Stripes FC
There are some teams out there that would provide a great test...let’s set them up!

Diana SportsTV Streams Women's Sports And Will Be Available This Year
Diana SportsTV, a streaming service startup, plans to broadcast live and on-demand coverage of all kind of women's sports to fans later this year.

NWSL

The NWSL's Sky Blue FC is falling apart, on the field and off
Sky Blue FC is the longest operating women’s professional soccer club in the United States. It has survived the collapse of Women’s Professional Soccer, the predecessor to the National Women’s Soccer League, and made it through some tumultuous recent years in the NWSL, too.

World

Antonio “Turco” Mohamed the latest name linked to the Mexico National Team job — Report - FMF State Of Mind
It’s been now more than two weeks since Juan Carlos Osorio announced his decision to not renew his contract with the Mexico National Team.

Robert Siboldi; Santos Laguna’s coaching staff resigns - FMF State Of Mind
The defending champions’ entire coaching staff resigned, reportedly due to a conflict with a player and a breach of the club’s code of ethics.