Daily news roundups

News roundup: Midweek news and notes

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Philadelphia Union

Jim Curtin tweaked the names and the Union started winning.

Giliano Wijnaldum impressed in his MLS debut.

The Union attempted over 600 passes and completed over 500 passes against Colorado, both season highs.

C.J. Sapong leads U.S players in MLS scoring this season. Could it earn him a call to the USMNT for the Gold Cup?

Going camping on the hallowed ground of the Talen Energy pitch.

A brief update on some former Union players.


Club America is set to play Puebla at Talen Energy Stadium as part of their preseason tour.


Ottawa Fury did something most MLS teams have been unable to do this season, beating Toronto 2-1 in the first leg of the Canadian Championship semifinal.

What you may have missed in Week 12. More notes from Week 12.

The Union are climbing quick in all the Power Rankings.

Four MLS referees were selected for the Confederations Cup.

Sometimes passing a note is all it takes to get your team back in the game, as New England discovered.

Is Minnesota’s turf causing injuries?

Around the globe

The Europa League final between Manchester United and Ajax takes place at 2:45 EST today.

The U-20 USMNT is back in action tomorrow morning at 7AM EST against Senegal.

Takeaways from the U-20 USMNT game vs. Ecuador. Derrick Jones earns high praise for his shift.

17 year old U-20 striker Josh Sargent is reportedly signing for Werder Bremen when he is able.

The influx of quality international players to MLS has not had any effect on the success of the USMNT.

Real Madrid is set to pay 45M Euros for Brazilian wonderteen Vinicius Junior when he turns 18. He is currently 16.

An in-depth look at predicting which teams promoted from the Championship to the Premier League will stay there.

Highlight of the day

England’s U-20 team scored a long distance goal. On themselves. Never change, England national teams.


  1. interesting stats & history on the Premiere League promotions.

  2. Geiger still gets international gigs? We can’t do any better?

  3. July could be brutal for us. We’ll lose Blake and maybe Bedoya and CJ. 4 of our 6 games are away, with the potential for a US Open Cup match thrown in for good measure.
    We’ll find out then how good our depth really is.

    • pragmatist says:

      Imagine if Arena calls Pontius back up, too. Woof.
      Yes, unlikely. But he was there recently, so not unthinkable.

    • it will be. we’ll need the points ahead of the stretch to contend for playoff spot and then risk having a post-July slump like last season if we can’t return to this current form.

    • Dan C (formerly of 103) says:

      I don’t think Sapong gets called up. Hopefully, Jones can fill in for Bedoya during that stretch. As far as goaltending….

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