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News roundup: Two Jack Elliott interviews, John Hackworth coaching in USL, Columbus Crew closer to Austin

Photo: Earl Gardner

Philadelphia Union

MLSsoccer.com has a preview of Saturday’s match against NYCFC.

Philly.com posted two Union articles yesterday: one on Jack Elliott and one on Jim Curtin.

U.S. 16-year-old Will Vint left Manchester United due to visa issues. He’ll go on MLS trials with Philadelphia Union, Sporting Kansas City, and Atlanta United.

Philadelphia Union prospects to watch in college this fall, reports The Brotherly Game.

The Union Academy added a U.S. U17 midfielder from California.

ICYMI: new episode of the It’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia pod is up. Kevin Kinkead interviewed Bobby Warshaw, who has some interesting, positive things to say about the Union.

Speaking of podcasts, The Philly Soccer Show dropped a new episode yesterday. They interview Jack Elliott.

Local

Nice site to bookmark: rankings for the Philadelphia International Unity Cup.

MLS

Wayne Rooney scored twice to lead D.C. United to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Portland Timbers last night, extending its unbeaten streak to four matches.

LAFC snapped a five-game winless run in league play, as they defeated Real Salt Lake 2-0 at Banc of California Stadium.

Columbus Crew owners cleared a hurdle on Austin move after stadium vote.

Minnesota United FC is trying to fill TCF Bank Stadium for their final home game there, with cheap tickets and concessions.

USL

Bethlehem Steel FC plays Toronto FC II tonight in Rochester, New York at 7 PM. You can catch it on ESPN+.

The Steel acquired a Congolese midfielder.

USL Division III submitted sanctioning request to U.S. Soccer with 10 teams.

John Hackworth spoke with local media for the first time on Tuesday after officially being named Louisville City FC head coach on Monday.

Tim Mulqueen, a Saint Joseph’s University grad, has been named USL Memphis’ first head coach.

Around the globe

Toronto FC won their third straight Canadian Championship as they beat the Vancouver Whitecaps, 5-2.

Two extra-time goals gave Atletico Madrid a victory over Real Madrid in the first ever UEFA Super Cup derby in Estonia. Diego Costa scored first, after 49 seconds. Final score was 2-4.

Refugee kids get soccer pointers and life lessons at a special camp in Maryland.

Qatar’s BeIN Sports says it has proof of Saudi role in piracy dispute.

Did the Premier League season start too early? Yup.

3 Comments

  1. The Philly Soccer Show podcast after the Elliott interview touches on the woes of the organization as they keep slipping behind the new MLS. something more needs to be done to fill seats and it better happen soon.

    also some good insight on being a world cup spectator.

    • Thanks for highlighting the podcast. I was in Germany in 2006 and agree that it is a thing every soccer fan needs to experience. I plan to go to Qatar in 2022 since all stadiums will be close to each other and it will be easy to go to the games. BigSoccer also had some tips during the WC in Russia on how to get tickets. Getting tickets is usually the hardest thing to do during a WC.

  2. Precourt moving forward in Austin is not a bad thing for #SaveTheCrew
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    The Modell lawsuit is in full effect, and MLS is currently in negotiations with local groups in Columbus to outright buy the team. They are fighting hard for that.
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    It’s unfortunate for Austin that they chose to partner with a snake like Precourt, but it actually clears up what has been a very murky situation in a lot of ways.
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    Now is the time for fans around the league to show The Don that the Crew belong in Columbus. If you want to keep relocation out of US Soccer, now is the time to make your voice heard.
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    #SaveTheCrew’s success (whether it is or isn’t) will have ripples on soccer’s future. Let’s make sure that it helps keep teams home.

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