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News roundup: Herbers training with German side, Champions League action, more

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PREFACE: 17-year-old FC Delco Academy player Nick Liddy’s car was hit by a drunk driver on I-95 and is currently in the hopsital. Please help his family with the cost by donating here.

Philadelphia Union

Fabian Herbers, still unsigned with the Union, is currently training with lower-tier German side F.C. Hansa Rostock.

Local

Mentioned above: Please help FC Delco Academy player Nick Liddy, whose car was hit by a drunk driver, and his family by donating here.

Partnering with the First Commonwealth Federal Credit Union, Bethlehem Steel FC has created the “Junior Steel Youth Club” for its young supporters.

MLS

Toronto FC has been getting a lot of buzz as potentially the greatest team in MLS history, but if Seattle get a repeat victory, should they be considered for the same title?

U.S. national Eric Lichaj is getting interest from some MLS clubs including New England Revolution.

What happens to clubs who aren’t selected for MLS expansion?

Houston Dynamo will not pick up the options on veterans Ricardo Clark and A.J. DeLaGarza. Former Union player Andrew Wenger remains on the roster.

MLS has released a list of pre-season matches for 2018.

National

U.S. Soccer has announced its five finalists for player of the year. It includes five MLS players and Christian Pulisic.

Marketing exec Kathy Carter has joined the crowded race for President of U.S. Soccer. A reminder of the other candidates here.

Cool feature on U.S. Women’s Soccer development in Colorado.

Around the globe

Champions League action. PSG lose to Bayern 3-1 but finish atop the group. Chelsea drew Atl├ętico Madrid to finish second. Manchester United beat CSKA Moscow to clinch their top spot.

Germany currently has the best odds to win the World Cup.

ESPN FC came out with its FC 100 rankings for players and managers.

A Messi statue in Argentina keeps getting vandalized.

6 Comments

  1. That German side Herbers is training with is a 3rd tier team that had a bit of a top flight run 10 – 15 years ago or so. Still think he’s an asset to the Union.

  2. el Pachyderm says:

    Thoughts with the Liddy family. Dear, word. I’m truly sorry.

  3. So let me get this straight. The article is title “Full list of 2018 MLS preseason matches” but only 11 MLS teams are listed? Are the others skipping preseason or is Don Garber in charge of updating the MLS website?

  4. John P O'Donnell Jr. says:

    Thanks to all who are helping with Nick Liddy. I grew up with his father and enjoyed a day hanging with him when he played on the U/14’s for the Union. Very nice young man.

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