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Daily roundup: Union lose on PKs, US Open Cup upsets, more

Philadelphia Union

The Union trailed for fifty minutes after conceding to Red Bulls sometimes US international Sacha Kljestan, before equalizing on long distance connection between Jack Elliott and Roland Alberg (that Shep Messing declared was offside despite possessing zero evidence). The Union looked the better team in extra time, with youngsters Adam Najem and Marcus Epps adding some energy and panache. Then NY Red Bulls won on PKs. PSP, MLS, and Philadelphia Union recap. 

Jim Curtin felt the result was tough for the guys.

Kevin Kinkead questions how it effects the Union to have international players on their roster and whether the fans value that.


US Lamar Hunt Open Cup

Seven of the eight games from the US Cup happened last night. Three teams from outside MLS entered the round, and two will advance into the round of eight.

FC Cinncinnati held the Chicago Fire scoreless and then won on PKs.

Miami FC saw Kwadwo Poku score the winner and send home Atlanta 3-2. Would someone explain how Kwadwo Poku is not in MLS? Anytime I’ve seen the guy play in MLS he was more places and more dangerous than any other player.

The New England Revolution beat D. C. United with their second string 2-1.

Ike Opara may be asking Peter Vermes to move to striker for the Sporting KC. He scored again in KC’s 2-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo.

The LA Galaxy beat the Sacremento Republic 2-0.

San Jose Earthquakes beat the Seattle Sounders 2-1. Former Union man Shea Salinas opened the scoring for the Quakes.

Local and Youth

Bethlehem Steel’s Cory Burke is going to join Andre Blake playing with Jamaica during the Gold Cup.

Starfinder is hiring.

Philly Soccer Club is hosting a 3 v 3 tournament on July 8.

Hatboro-Horsham boys soccer is looking for a junior varsity coach.

Rutgers-Camden women’s soccer is hosting an identification clinic August 13, 2017 for forty dollars.



  1. Did you mean to say Omar Epps instead of Marcus? Or is that a reference I didn’t get

  2. lol i didn’t know omar epps played for the union

  3. I watched the Union game on the PC and the Cincinnati-Chicago game on TV. What struck me was how Jimmy MacLaughlin was kicking A… for Cincinnati. How could the Union not see his potential?! Thought he played way better than any of our strikers. One of his shots hit an arm that should have been a PK. So happy for him that he found someone who believed in him and that his team is now in the quarter-finals. What struck me as well was how much more folks in Cincinnati seem to get into the game than here at Talen.

    • I was doing the same thing and came here to comment the same thing about Jimmy, haha. How did the Union not see his potential?
      I do believe he was playing as a wide midfielder though and the Union have depth and talent there. Not so sure he’d be a striker, but can never have too much depth.
      Hope he gets another shot at MLS.

    • OneManWolfpack says:

      Agreed. McLaughlin looked really good. Corben Bone though… how do you not even get a shot off on basically a 20 yard breakaway?!? BONESAW!!! HAHA. Congrats to Cincy and Miami… love seeing NASL vs USL next round

  4. OneManWolfpack says:

    Shep Messing sucks by the way. He was obnoxious to listen to… and I don’t even mean his homer-ism. He’s brutal.

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