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News Roundup: Tony Fontana comes to town, Union schedule woes, the East rises, and Gold Cup musing

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Philadelphia Union

The Union have PSP, USL, and Soccer America. Peter Andrews is a seer.

With the toughest remaining schedule in the league, the Union need to start grabbing points now.

Philadelphia is ready for their three-games-in-eight-days stretch.

Ignacio Piatti will not be playing versus the Union on Wednesday.

Major League Soccer

Must read: Paul Tenorio on how the Western Conference has lost its edge and the Eastern has risen.

The MLS response to soccer analytics.

Real Salt Lake lost 2-1 to Manchester United in the last international friendly of the summer.

Houston Dynamo signed 22-year-old Argentinean attacking midfielder Tomas Martinez as a young designated player from Portuguese side SC Braga. What a front line they’ve built in Houston.

The best 11 goals so far in 2017.

Midseason check: Who’s leading the MVP race?

Bethlehem Steel

A nice recap of Bethlehem’s young gun 1-1 draw with Pittsburgh to keep their unbeaten streak alive.

U.S. Soccer

Did the U.S. “B-team” fail its Gold Cup test?

Three things we can glean from Bruce Arena’s roster reshuffle.

How will the lineup look versus El Salvador tomorrow with the new additions?

Whether Arena likes it or not, the U.S. are the tournament favorites.

How the U.S. will try to win the match.


  1. Tim Jones says:

    I have never heard Fontana called anything but Anthony by coaches or teachers. During-practice nicknames have avoided it, I may have heard “Font” used there, but need to confirm that.

    • Adam Schorr says:

      But…it’s such a ready-made nickname!

      • shouldn’t we discover his wishes and honor them?
        To an old school-teacher it is a principle of respecting the student.
        We have all learned to spell and pronounce Medunjanin, for example.

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