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Le Toux questionable, McInerney & Okugo called up

Union news

The Inquirer reports that Le Toux is questionable for Saturday’s game.

Jack McInerney and Amobi Okugo have been called up for the U.S. under-20 men’s national team’s trip to the Netherlands, where it will play in the Cor Groenewegan Tournament. The tournament will run from May 14 through May 25 and will include friendlies against Senegal on May 18 and Korea Republic on May 20. What about the FC Dallas match? According to John Hackworth, the two players will not leave to join the national team until after that game. “We have a bye week May 21, so they won’t be missing anything with us.”

The Union has a nice piece on “mature beyond his years” McInerney and his first professional goal.

The Daily News reports that the Union is getting a bad reputation in the league for its aggressive play. Goal.com’s Keith Hickey weighs in on the topic.

Goal.com has a head-to-head preview of Saturday’s match against Real Salt Lake. Jeremy Horton predicts a 3-1 RSL victory while Keith Hickey sees a 1-1 draw.

The Salt Lake Tribune looks at how Chris Seitz is doing since leaving for the Union.” Obviously, there have been some growing pains,” says Seitz. “But that being said, I feel a lot more comfortable than I did on Day 1.”

Are you a college student looking for an internship for the fall? The Union is looking for an Operations and Events intern. You can view the qualifications and apply here.

Independence news

Heather Mitts is now at 100% and expected to start this weekend against St Louis Athletica.

The Independence will host the Independence Cup, a u9-u14 soccer tournament, with United Sports July 2 through July 4. For information about how to register for the tournament, click here.

US soccer

Pitch Invasion looks into the future and predicts that by 2020 the US will dominate COCACAF and that MLS “will merge with the Mexican Futbol League resulting in a mixed two division, three nation league with 40 clubs in Canada, the US and Mexico.” Now, that’d be something.

Stuart Holden hopes to return to play in Bolton’s final match of the season against Birmingham City on Sunday.

DaMarcus Beasley, whose contract with Rangers expires at the end of the summer, expects to leave the club. Beasley has said he is willing to take a pay cut to stay with the Glasgow club.

The New York Times looks at how our cousins across the pond have begun to appreciate US soccer and US soccer players. But not the MLS.

US Soccer has released the format for the US Open Cup. The Philadelphia-area based United German Hungarians are in the USASA Region I semifinals, having beating Maryland’s FC Charm on May 2.

World soccer

Tottenham beats Manchester City at home to claim fourth place in Premiership and a Champions League spot.

UEFA confirm that Ribery is ineligible for Bayern against Inter in the Champions League final.

The South African Football Association wants to give the team one million rand, or $131,000, for each goal a player scores.

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