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With the 2013 season fading to memory, the Philadelphia Union is taking steps to prepare for the 2014 MLS season.
In the latest installment of the KYW Philly Soccer Show, assistant coach Brendon Burke talks with KYW’s Greg Orlandini and PSP’s Eli Pearlman-Storch about the team’s plans to prepare for 2014.
Burke says the team will be very active in player acquisition during the off-season. He also says the team was operating under severe financial restrictions last season, which they are no longer under.
Among the Union’s targets are a playmaker as well a player or two to shore up the left side.
Burke also says the team is hoping to change formations next season, going to an open, passing-orientated 4-3-3.
He says the team is also looking to the draft to build up the team, with four picks in the first two rounds of the 2014 MLS Draft.
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