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Mexico's Alvarez hits back at De Boer jabs

Edson Alvarez didn't want to hear Frank De Boer's criticism of his play.

Mexico international Edson Alvarez was unhappy with Ajax youth coach and club legend Ronald de Boer's comments about the 21-year-old lacking the creativity to play as a central midfielder against certain teams.

De Boer suggested that he wasn't yet sure whether Alvarez is best suited to playing at center-back or in midfield, questioning whether the Mexican possesses enough invention in games in which Ajax is dominating possession.

"Against Valencia or Chelsea, which are good teams and have quality...

Union back atop East after huge win over Atlanta

Major League Soccer: Josef Martinez (45'+2) Philadelphia Union 0-1 Atlanta United. To watch MLS sign up to ESPN+.
Philadelphia scored twice in the final minutes to beat Atlanta United in a crucial game in the Eastern Conference. To watch MLS sign up to ESPN+.

Kacper Przybylko and Sergio Santos scored late goals Saturday and the Philadelphia Union rallied to defeat Atlanta United 3-1 and move into sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference.

Przybylko scored the go-ahead goal in the 86th minute, off of an assist from Santos, and Santos delivered his own score two minutes later for the Union (15-8-6, 51 points).

Atlanta United (15-10-3, 48 points) got a goal from Josef Martinez, extending his MLS goal-scoring record to 13 consecutive games....