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News roundup: Goals galore, CCL heats up tonight, Press holds out, more

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Philadelphia Union

Union Academy forwards Patrick Bohui and Selmir Miscic were called up to the U.S. U-16 BNT camp.

David Accam is donating a portion of his salary to soccer charity Common Goal. Learn more about the initiative here.

Local

Penn FC and PA Classics is partnering with the U.S. Soccer Development Academy for both young men and women in central Pennsylvania.

MLS

The two-week goal fest is the statistical storyline of the young MLS season.

ICYMI, cordcutters: You can stream all Univision broadcast games for free right on Twitter. (I did it for the LAFC-RSL match Saturday and it was awesome.)

Soccer America league power rankings sees Columbus remain on top.

Red Bulls flexed their development muscles in their Saturday smackdown of Portland.

His typical hyperbole aside, Alexis Lalas might for once be right: MLS is the most competitive league in the world.

Heads-up: Look out for Nick Fishman’s MLS recap (and new PSP feature) later today!

CONCACAF

CONCACAF Champions League fever continues tonight with Toronto FC taking a 2-1 lead into Monterrey to take on ever-dangerous Tigres, while New York Red Bulls are bringing an incredible 2-0 lead over Xolos back home. You can watch both matches on Univision.

Can one of the remaining three MLS teams make history?

NWSL

Terrific read: The dilemma of Christen Press. How one of the USWNT’s top stars was pushed into a trade she didn’t want.

USL

40-year-old Didier Drogba, who is apparently still playing for Phoenix Rising (who knew?), will retire at the end of the 2018 season.

Rochester Rhinos owners and the city of Rochester are still negotiating over the team’s stadium.

6 Comments

  1. Pete Mazzaccaro says:

    Alexi Lalas: “MLS fans start each season with a genuine belief, rooted in history, that their team has a chance to win it all.” Best response I can think of for that is: LOL.

    On all those early season goals, I wondered on this page several weeks ago what the result would likely be of a league on a record buying spree of South American attacking talent coupled with a turn to homegrown and young defenses… I think we have our answer.

    • John P. O'Donnell Jr says:

      It’s not just South American players who are scoring. A 17 year old American for the Red Bulls, 18 year old American for the Union & a 17 year old Canadian for the Whitecaps all have hit the back of the net too. I think MLS is now at the point where selling tickets to get people to games depends more on winning and less on European players with big names getting casuals to the stadium. They’ve created a base who supports the league now and not just soccer. The day a team wins because the bulk of the roster comes from the academy and not high priced signings of foreign talent is the next goal for the league. Watching the Portland vs. Red Bulls game was impressive considering that roster couldn’t get that result a decade ago. Seems like a lifetime ago that signing 33yo Tim Cahill was a coup for MLS.

  2. Good luck to the Rhino’s!!! I hope they can pull through this and get back on the field.

  3. The CCL matches are on Univision Deportes, not Univision. They can also be streamed on the go90 app.

  4. How about that fiasco with the Greek Super league? Someone really did bring a gun to a soccer match…

  5. looks like MLS and Liga MX is gonna be big news tomorrow here.
    interesting deal.

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