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Previewing KC, Columbus & Houston, other news

Today is about the Union sitting at home and waiting for three other teams to either succeed or fail. The Inquirer breaks down the Union’s prospects for falling into the wild card game.

Bottom line: Union fans basically have to watch Kansas City, Houston, and Columbus this weekend and hope they don’t win.

So here’s the roundup from those big games for the Union.

Kansas City – at DC United, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

MLSSoccer.com looks at Sporting Kansas City’s game tonight against DC United. Here are the detailed game notes.

Fox Soccer previews the game.

The Kansas City Star has a bit about the game but more about one of its players, Seth Sinovic.

The Associated Press previews.

MLSSoccer.com thinks DC United has something to play for. Union fans better hope so.

Columbus – at Chicago, Saturday, 8:30 p.m.

MLSSoccer.com has kind of a preview and detailed game notes of Columbus-Chicago.

The Columbus Dispatch previews the match. Yesterday, the paper ran down what the Union’s loss Thursday means to the Crew, as did Yahoo! Sports.

Another “they’re playing for something” post, this time on Chicago from ESPN.

Yeah, says the Chicago Sun-Times. They’re playing for a .500 record.

Houston – vs. Los Angeles, Sunday, 7 p.m.

The Houston Chronicle breaks down what Sunday’s game means for the Dynamo.

MLSSoccer.com does the same.


FIFA has awarded TV rights for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Fox. Eh.

SI’s Grant Wahl says there are lots of questions about Fox’s win. Yeah, like who did they bribe? ESPN’s World Cup coverage was miles better than anything Fox has ever produced. And — this is potentially VERY bad news for MLS.

Props from the league web site for Zach Pfeffer’s start for the Union Thursday night. Don’t worry, kid. Nobody blames you for the poor decision to give you just your second start in that kind of game. Your time will come.

The Montreal expansion team has signed its third player.

Liverpool says there’s no truth to the report that they want to do away with relegation and promotion.

Now go play soccer. It’s nice outside.


  1. The most maddening thing about the Union’s current situation is it’s self-inflicted.

  2. Great effort by Chicago. The Union now are in terrific shape for the playoffs. We will get Houston or Columbus in a very manageable win.

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