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News roundup: U.S. Soccer postpones U.S.O.C. draw, D.C. gets a U.S.L. side, more

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Philadelphia Union

Haris Medunjanin was named to the EA Sports FIFA 18 Team of the Week.

The Union announced a partnership with the Jamaica Tourism Board.

Union fans will have to wait to see who their side plays next in the U.S. Open Cup semi-finals. U.S. Soccer has postponed the draw due to protests from Portland Timbers. More on that in a bit.

Local

Reading United A.C. are heading into the post-season with an unbeaten record.

MLS

Portland Timbers have filed a protest after losing their U.S. Open Cup quarter final against L.A.F.C. The Timbers claim that L.A. rostered too many international players for the tournament.

After a flare caused an on-field fire in their match against Ottawa Fury, Toronto F.C. have suspended some of their supporters’ section privileges.

Look out Bethlehem Steel. D.C. United announced their own USL development side, Loudon United.

Columbus Crew reportedly turned down Bristol City’s $3.9 million offer for Zack Steffen.

USA

U.S. phenom Christian Pulisic is listed as one of the top international players under-21.

Around the globe

Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson officially signed with Liverpool. His $87.4 million, five-year deal broke records among goalkeeper transfers.

Neymar says he is staying at Paris-St. Germain, despite speculation that he will move to Madrid.

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah and France’s ambassador to the United States had some words for each other about how to view the diversity within France’s World Cup championship roster.

It looks like Zinedine Zidane will follow his former player Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus as Director.

5 Comments

  1. Does Jamaica have anymore strikers? We might have one of their best “prospects” in Burke. Donaldson is 34. And whatever happened to Deshorn Brown? I remember him looking impressive when he visited the Union with the Rapids in 2014 or 15. Looks like he joined a Spanish club that went under this year.

  2. I response to your question, Pete, Chris Albright has no idea.

  3. That Trevor Noah link is priceless.
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    But it is not a laughing matter that the USMNT is not more diverse.

  4. el Pachyderm says:

    Zidane accepting an excellent job of which he will easily be able to walk away from when French Football Federation comes knocking — either because France seems complacent, Didier steps down or the real threat of not getting out of group stage jinx feels more real as Qatar nears.
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    This is me twiddling my thumbs until that day.

  5. Andy Muenz says:

    So Liverpool signed a keeper who played in a little tournament in Russia?

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