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News roundup: MLS is back, Union win, and World Cup continues

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Philadelphia Union

The disciplinary committee has spoken and Haris Medunjanin will miss a total of three games due to his red card in Atlanta. So that’s Toronto, Vancouver, and the upcoming game against LAFC. And honestly that’s perfectly fair. However, Jim Curtin was also fined an undisclosed amount for having the audacity to call out the poor state of officiating in MLS.

Luckily, that didn’t matter as the Union beat the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps 4-0.

Local, Vancouver, and national coverage.

In case you missed Sebastien LeToux’s Ring of Honor induction ceremony on Saturday.

Local

Lucky Mkosana scored two against his former team, lifting Penn FC over the Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-1.

Reading United needed an own goal to do it, but still beat Long Island to stay undefeated.

MLS

Jordan Morris talking about his injury, expectations, and of course the World Cup.

Dallas has transferred 25 year old Bulgarian defender Anton Nedyalkov back home to Ludogorets.

Daniel Royer got a well deserved red card, but the Red Bulls still beat FC Dallas 3-0.

Houston also saw a man sent off, right before SKC scored a game winner to win 3-2.

Orlando City CEO Alex Leitao is of the opinion that the Lions are a playoff caliber team, regardless of who is coaching them. They lost to the Montreal Impact 2-0.

Kekuta Manneh is joining Tranquillo Barnetta in St. Gallen. [Google Translate] As is former SKC player Jordi Quintilla. [Google Translate]

US Soccer

Eric Lichaj moved from Nottingham Forest to Hull City, which if nothing else is a significant badge improvement.

Omar Gonzalez now plays for Atlas.

Good lord Bruce, shut up.

World Cup

Friday:

It took them a while, but Brazil eventually beat Costa Rica 2-0.

Nigeria threw Argentina a lifeline while crippling Iceland’s knockout round ambitions, beating the vikings 2-0.

Switzerland beat Serbia 2-1, but apparently what has Serbia really mad is that some Swiss players have connections to Kosovo and Albania.

Saturday:

Belgium continued it’s tradition of abusing Africa, beating Tunisia 5-2.

Mexico continued it’s exceptional start, beating South Korea 2-1.

But the real drama was in Sochi, where Germany needed a late goal to beat Sweden and keep themselves in the tournament.

Sunday:

Harry Kane needed two penalties to get a hat trick, but England still dominated Panama 6-1.

Japan and Senegal kept their Knockout Round hopes alive, drawing 2-2.

Robert Lewandowski is eating crow after Colombia beat Poland 3-0, eliminating them from the tournament.

Today, 6/25:

Saudi Arabia vs. Egypt, 10AM on FS1

Uruguay vs. Russia, 10AM on FOX

Iran vs. Portugal, 2PM on FOX

Spain vs. Morocco, 2PM on FS1

Tomorrow 6/26:

Australia vs. Peru, 10AM on FS1

Denmark vs. France, 10AM on FOX

Nigeria vs. Argentina, 2PM on FOX

Iceland vs. Croatia, 2PM on FS1

 

 

8 Comments

  1. pragmatist says:

    In case anyone enjoys Transfer Rumors:
    http://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2018/06/24/report-leighton-baines-ready-to-leave-everton-two-mls-sides-keen/
    .
    Anyone up for Leighton Baines starting in place of Gaddis and Fabinho?

    • Andy Muenz says:

      The way Ray has been playing, I’m not sure if this is necessary. Would rather focus on a striker.

      • pragmatist says:

        This is the correct answer. Especially considering the likely cost.
        .
        I would like to know that we are honestly involved in these discussions, but I’m always against signing a big name simply to make a splash. There has to be a significant ROI, and right now, Ray is proving to be near all-star levels on the left. The addition of offense to his game has been a revelation.
        .
        I can’t believe I’m saying this about this organization, but don’t spend the money. Find a better use for it, like a lethal striker. I appreciate all the hard work that CJ does, but it’s simply not resulting in goals. That will be a major difference down the stretch, and maybe coming off the bench for a while will be good for him.

    • I’m skeptical of this report. I can’t imagine they want to buy an expensive old international defender when they already have 2 options on both sides that they seem to be happy with

      • Three options. The future is Real.

      • Tim Jones says:

        Possibly, four options.
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        Prosper Chiluba, on loan from a club in Zambia to Bethlehem.

      • By two options on each side i meant fabinho and real on the left and rosenberry and gaddis on the right. i know gaddis plays left also, but that is what i meant by 2 at each side

  2. Any idea how many Le Toux bobblehead’s they made? I got there a little under an hour before game time and they were already sold out. Would be typical Union to make 50 of them and then be surprised that there was a much greater demand!

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