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News roundup: Union officially release new jerseys, Nguyen saga continues, Tabla to Barcelona

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Philadelphia Union officially released their updates kits. Spoiler alert: They’re the same jerseys that were leaked already. However, their updated badge was unexpected.

The Union also announced an open training January 27 before the team heads down to Clearwater.

MLSSoccer’s Matt Doyle ran through every team’s roster moves and status. Here’s the Union’s.

After a pretty solid season last year, Oguchi Onyewu wants to keep playing. He feels he should be given a chance, but if not, he’s got backup plans.

Local

Atlantic City FC made two signings.

The Union aren’t the only team with jersey news. Joining the UPSL this year, Junior Lone Star has partnered with Cypher Language Services as the team’s inaugural UPSL jersey sponsor.

Ocean City Nor’easters are offering internships.

MLS

The Lee Nguyen saga continues. Nguyen has reportedly asked to be traded on three separate occasions and explains why. The whole situation is indicative of the problems at New England Revolution.

In a landmark move for MLS and Montreal, 18-year-old Montreal Impact midfielder Ballou Tabla is headed to FC Barcelona.

After saying he’s sticking with Houston, Cubo Torres has been transferred to Pumas.

Christian Pulisic and Borussia Dortmund will face LAFC in a friendly this summer.

USA

How will USMNT line up against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Haris Medunjanin?

Sad news, as NWSL’s Boston Breakers is folding.

Around the globe

Jonathan Tannenwald takes a look at the future of soccer stats.

With some problems of its own to focus on, Morocco will focus on a ‘clean’ World Cup bid, not on President Trump.

Zinedine Zidane could be in trouble at Real Madrid.

While Real were eliminated, Barcelona advanced to the next round of the Copa del Rey, debuting Philippe Coutinho in the process.

Jose Mourinho received a contract extension with Manchester United.

 

9 Comments

  1. I’m still waiting to see this increased-spending Jay Sugarman promised… and a #10.

  2. PSST…there’s no link to Tannenwald’s story about soccer stats!

  3. Section 114 (Former) says:

    Doyle’s article was fine until he started in about how we had #10s on the roster and the final “Trust the Process” line is pure crap.
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    Unlike almost every other fanbase in the country, Philly fans absolutely have proven that we can Trust the Process when there is a real process. The fanbase never wanted the Colangelos — that was a league office panic.
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    The Union are not showing us a process. They are showing us the back of their hand, and a growing Sugarman Wallet.
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    • A technical and picky point, we won’t know what David Accam’s new Salary is until mid-may, so we aren’t sure what his new contract represents.

      • However, we do know they haven’t signed a 10 or any player from outside the organization.

      • Section 114 (Former) says:

        I’m sure he’s being paid fairly. But if he’s paid the kind of money that interferes with another signing, the deal was a debacle.
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        They had five needs this season: CAM, winger, LB starter, CB depth, and a replacement/successor for Blake. All needed to be addressed, and not having the money for those was a sign of cheapness not frugality.
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        Right now they addressed two, with Accam and the Blake extension.
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        I get hoping you have CB depth with all the pieces on the roster.
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        But there are two gaping holes right now and they start camp TOMORROW.

      • I would not be expecting CB depth if I were you because it isn’t coming. I fully expect a #10 from somewhere, but I think that’s all the help coming. Curtin is going to be forced to play the young kids.

  4. John P. O'Donnell Jr says:

    The one leak we do have is that one more player, a number ten is coming and that’s it. This was mentioned on draft day and if Ernie who doesn’t let anything leak said it, I’d imagine they are still working on the details. My best guess is it’s a young DP/TAM/GAM level player possibly on loan with a right to buy like they’ve done in the past with Fernando Aristeguieta. Hopefully this happens before they leave for Florida or worst case playing preseason games.

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