Sporting director Earnie Stewart confirmed the return of Jim Curtin as Philadelphia Union manager for the 2018 season, but the team declined its option on former United States midfielder Maurice Edu.
Curtin, 38, led the Union to the playoffs in the 2016 season, but this year's campaign did not go so well. After going winless in its first eight matches, Curtin got the Union back on track and had an outside shot of reaching the postseason before finishing eighth in the Eastern Conference.
The San Jose Earthquakes clinched a place in the Western Conference playoffs with a dramatic 3-2 win over Minnesota United on the final day of the MLS season on Sunday.
The victory marks San Jose's first time reaching the playoffs since 2012, and it was Danny Hoesen who opened the scoring for the home side.
Jerome Thiesson worked an equalizer in the 36th minute but Chris Wondolowski poked home from close range in the 55th minute.
Francisco Calvo's headed goal in the 81st minute looked to have...