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Philadelphia Union

Union Notes: Fixture congestion ends with Columbus; transfers hinted, and more

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By JOEL HOOVER

A busy slate of multiple games in a few weeks is almost an inevitable part of any soccer team's season, creating results that leave a major impact on the season as a whole.

For the Philadelphia Union, their own personal stretch of four matches in 12 days, including two trips into Canada and a U.

A Game To Forget: Philadelphia Union 2-1 Ocean City Nor'Easters

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Coming into this game, I assumed the Union would play a lot of their young players, giving some of their regular MLS starters a breather given the recent fixture congestion. Nope.

Once seeing who the Union were playing, I figured that they would easily be able to dominate their inferior opposition regardless of how puzzling the 4-3-3 formation was.

The Rest

Chicago Fire projected starting 11 to face D.C. United

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The Fire are on a roll, but fixture congestion might force them to test some unimpressive depth in the back

There are a lot of positives surrounding D.C. United hosting the Chicago Fire, believe it or not. The Fire have a 0W-2D-3L road record in 2017, which comes with a -7 goal difference. They're not just losing away from home; they're getting crushed.

Brazilian Footballers Cross Their Arms And Refuse To Play In ‘Common Sense’ Protest Over Fixture Congestion

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By Chris Wright

Players from Goias and Ponte Preta observe a minute's nothing for the Bom Senso protest

In what is being labelled as the '#BomSensoFC' (which translates as the 'Common Sense FC') movement, Brazilian players up and down the domestic leagues are uniting to protest against the punishing length of the season and fixture congestion issues in their homeland by simply going out on their respective pitches and refusing to play.

Chelsea Projected Capital One Cup Lineup against Swindon includes Mata and Torres

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Juan Mata may have spent the majority of the season so far on the sidelines, but he is expected to feature in Chelsea's midweek Capital One Cup fixture against Swindon Town on Tuesday.

The Blues have been without their back-to-back player of the year for most of the season as new manager Jose Mourinho continues to exact his changes on the side.

Champions League Preview: Fixture Congestion

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We're with Buffy. Sometimes, just sometimes, we can't quite believewhat happened in the Allianz Arena last May either.Images:Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Europe. If last night's excitement wasn't enough for you, there's another eight games to wrap your remote around tonight. Will Chelsea get their defence of the trophy off to a flying start, or will Signore [.

Rooney (the other one) to MLS, more news

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Union

More on Diego Gutierrez, the Union's new Head of Scouting and Player Development.

With the SuperDraft rapidly approaching (January 13—mark it on your calendar!) mock drafts are starting to pop up on the web. WV Hooligan sees the Union going for Corey Hertzog: "'I'd be a bit shocked at this point Philadelphia didn't select him in the draft after trying to get a Home Grown contract on him before it.