Daily news roundups

News roundup: Jesse Gonzalez approved for USMNT switch

Photo: Paul Rudderow

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Philadelphia Union

Kinkead’s thoughts on the Union loss against NYRB. A lot of good stuff here.

Back to the film room to highlight the Union’s need for a true #10.

A look at the Union’s July schedule, which features three 2-game weeks with a 2 week break in the middle and the Gold Cup going on. That’s just a brutal schedule, one which most teams will be facing and which can see the playoff picture change very rapidly. I’d imagine we’re going to see someĀ very sloppy games around the league in late July.

Gaddis has solidified his role as leader on the pitch and off.

Get to know the Revs. Why to watch this weekend.

Five former Union players remain in the U.S. Open Cup, in case you were wondering what Austin Berry, Jimmy McLaughlin, Corben Bone, Mike Lahoud, and Gabe Farfan were up to.


Reading beat Ocean City 2-0 on a brace from Khori Bennett. Reading moved into second place in their division, which is a playoff spot.

A recap of the successful Soccer Night in PA.

The weekly Steel conference call.


NYC kept up their form with a 3-1 win over Minnesota.

NYRB’s Mike Grella is out for the season.

Portland is dealing with a number of injuries, with the latest being month-long injuries to Diego Chara and former Union man Amobi Okugo.

Atlanta’s future stadium has been built with soccer in mind.

A recap of this week’s U.S. Open Cup games.

Alessandro Nesta, Miami FC’s coach, is the most interesting coach in America. At least one former Union player thinks highly of him.

Around the globe

The Jesse Gonzalez saga is finally over, as he has officially been approved to make the switch to the stars and stripes.

The USMNT will be facing Ghana tomorrow in a Gold Cup warm up match.

The USWNT and Canada are set for a home-and-home in November.

Germany steamrolled Mexico 4-1 in the Confederations Cup.

An oral history of “the greatest upset ever”, the Americans’ 1-0 defeat of England in the 1950 World Cup.

Highlight of the day

The Germans swarm forward, the Mexicans get stretched, and the ball ends up in the back of the net.


  1. pragmatist says:

    I’m very curious about the Atlanta stadium. If it works out, it could be a template for hybrid use for decades, which could be a great thing for US Soccer. Football stadiums have been near disasters in the past, but if they can set it up to work now, and with the possibility of expansion later, that is the best of both worlds.

  2. Bummer for Mike Grella. I like him as a player, even if he’s reposnible for setting the record for fastest goal ever scored in MLS in a game against the Union.

    It’s hard not to really root for Miami FC in the Open Cup now. Poku, Lahoud, Nesta…. Would be so interesting for them to win the cup right as Beckham is getting his future MLS franchise started….

  3. It’s a shame Steel wasn’t around to develop McLaughlin. I’d also take Farfan back in a heartbeat.

  4. OneManWolfpack says:

    Kinkead’s article was exactly perfect. I literally agree with everything he wrote. Worth a read. Good stuff

  5. Good story from fourfourtwo about the 1950 Belo Horizonte miracle. Thanks for the link. What a shame that there is only one survivor left.

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