Daily news roundups

Red card festival in MLS

Refs handed out five red cards this weekend in MLS, including one for the Union, naturally. The Washington Post’s Steven Goff writes, “The Philadelphia Union might not be the worst club in MLS (D.C. United is), but the expansion team might be the dumbest.”  Ouch. Maybe comments like that can help with the wake-up call.

The Union inked another sponsorship, this time with Colonial Marble of King of Prussia.

Here’s a wrap of every MLS  match on a weekend during which New York was the only Eastern Conference team to win, with links to each recap.

Chelsea has one match to win in order to claim this season’s English Premier League title.

England’s top opposition political party says it’s time to clean up English soccer’s finances, with regulation on the horizon that would force it.

Meanwhile, FC Twente won its first ever Dutch league title this weekend,  and Marseilles is lined up to claim the French championship.

Hull City sends Jozy Altidore back to Spain without pay on a suspension. Awfully convenient for a team that’s about to be broke. Sounds to me like they’re just trying to save money. Temporary Hull manager Iain Dowie doesn’t like Altidore’s training habits.

The New York Times has a good feature on U.S. international Jay DeMerit’s comeback from a bizarre eye disorder.

Soccer America has a roundup of the weekend’s performances of Americans playing abroad.

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