Daily news roundups

Grass planted at PPL Park, other news

Grass on the field at Chester! Grass on the field at Chester! Read all about it!

OK, so it’s a bit more exciting than it sounds, the latest sign that the Union’s stadium is nearing completion.

If you haven’t seen it, check out the Delaware County Times’ story on Will’s Night Out, a benefit to remember Chester soccer star Will Trippley, who was murdered six years ago at age 20.

Average attendance at Major League Soccer games is up by 2,000 over last year’s mark, and Soccer America has all the numbers.  The 34,820 who turned out to the Linc last week have a little to do with that.

The New York Red Bulls will host Italian club Juventus in a friendly May 23 in Harrison, N.J.

Kyle Rote, Jr., has been elected to the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame. If you don’t know who he is, well, that’s why we link to the story.

UEFA Champions League is back in action today. Inter Milan hosts Barcelona in the first leg of their semifinals tilt.

Portsmouth’s actual debt is much more than has been reported, ESPN reports. The English club only reported about a zillion in debts, when it’s actually about a gazillion.

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