Daily news roundups

News roundup: Academy students declare, MLS Live makes changes, Champions League action

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Philadelphia Union

Kevin Kinkead tells the story of C.J. Sapong’s legal issues in 2015 on his podcast. Not to rehash old problems, but it was a wonky situation, and Kinkead tells it brilliantly.

The Union released their goalkeeper kits for the new season.

Several Academy students declared with Division I college programs. Notably, top prospects Nyk Sessok and Seth Kuhn are headed for Pitt and Duke respectively.


Penn FC continue building their roster, signing veteran midfielder Dan Metzger.

ICYMI: NPSL’s Northeast Region released its 2018 schedule, including those for Junior Lone Star FC, West Chester United SC, and newcomers Atlantic City FC.


Top NYCFC offseason signing Jesus Medina said Miguel Almiron’s decision to come to MLS highly influenced his own. That is a very, very good sign of things to come.

MLS Live is going to be included in ESPN+, and it will be free for fans until then.

Toronto acquired Brazilian defender Auro on loan.

Minnesota have added their second player from Cameroon, defender Bertrand Owundi Eko’o.

All of the 2018 MLS jerseys for each team so far.

Yesterday, we ran a piece about Union Academy players. Today, Bobby Warshaw breaks down what gets a youth prospect onto the field for the first team.

Around the globe

Champions League Action: Tottenham made a helluva comeback against former finalists Juventus. The second leg will take place at Wembley. Macnhester City beat basil as expected.

PSG face Real Madrid today in the powerhouse match-up of the round of 16.

Some spending breakdowns by team: First the Premier League. Then the Champions League.

Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette will miss up to six weeks with a knee injury.


  1. Been rumblings on twitter about a few #10 that MLS teams are after, with the Union being linked by name to a few. I’ll believe it when I see at but I guess there is a little hope left still.

  2. John P. O'Donnell Jr says:

    Evidently this is pretty much the last week to sign anyone significant according to several MLS Twitter transfer accounts. Doesn’t leave much time though to get someone acclimated into the team.

  3. OneManWolfpack says:

    Enjoyed the Kinkead podcast. Just really interesting stuff.

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