Daily news roundups

News roundup: Sapong super-sub, Marquez backup plan, Zlatan, CCL action, more

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Philadelphia Union

The Union will host Swansea in a friendly on July 15.

Analysis, player ratings, and some much needed levity following the Union’s loss to D.C. over at Philly Voice.

C.J. Sapong adjusts to his super-sub role.

Here’s something we haven’t had to think in a while: What happens if Richie Marquez is out following his mid-game head injury?

Your weekly Union Fact Check from the club for this week’s match against Portland and the subsequent home stand.

The food truck experience comes to Chester.

Bethlehem Steel FC

Steel supporter culture rises.


Fox Deportes — via tweet and a video with zero substance, mind you — reports that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is headed to the Los Angeles Galaxy. The Sun follows it up with an equally vapid piece. (Apparently photoshopping a player into a kit qualifies as reporting now.) No word on when the move would happen — and my Spanish is a bit rusty — but I think we all know what muy pronto means.

FC Dallas spent the week in Mexico acclimatizing to the altitude ahead of tonight’s second leg CONCACAF Champions League semifinal versus Pachuca. Will it be enough or will Liga MX maintain their CCL dominance over MLS?

Why history is against Dallas, despite their 2-1 edge.

Vancouver is also in Mexico for CCL action to take on a dynamic Tigres side, facing a near-impossible 2-0 deficit.

Today’s vote will decide whether St. Louis will use public funds to build an MLS stadium.

Soccer America’s Week 5 power rankings.

And the league’s Team of the Week.

Extra Time

Third-division Spanish side Eldense decided to cease operations following an embarrassing, tear-jerking 12-0 drubbing by Barcelona’s B squad.


  1. pragmatist says:

    Just a little follow-up to the Zlatan rumors. Again…supply your own grains of salt.

  2. Andy Muenz says:

    Interesting that the July friendly is on a Saturday rather than a week day. I’m guessing that is Gold Cup related.

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