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News Roundup: Union sign Mbaizo, Toronto lose to Chivas, Hack’s U-17’s defeat Norway

Philadelphia Union

Union sign Olivier Mbaizo, Cameroon-born defender, from Bethlehem Steel.

Union U-15 duo heading to Italy for tournament with U.S. U-16 team.

ICYMI: PSP’s Adam Cann landed a job with the Union.


Penn FC’s home opener to be broadcast live on WGCB, a local TV station based in Red Lion, PA.

Late goal lifts La Salle to comeback win over Temple.


Lee Nguyen speaks.

Atlanta’s subway soccer fields.

D.C. United ownership group likely to include investors in Swansea of Premier League.


USL happy with debut on ESPN+. They mention the Steel in this press release.

US Soccer

John Hackworth’s U-17’s defeated Norway at the Sportchain Cup.

Around the globe

Chivas beat Toronto, 2-1.

Dortmund headline the International Champions Cup’s U.S. schedule. The closest Pulisic gets to Philly is Pittsburgh on July 25th. Roadtrip!

Tottenham and Brighton each got a point with a 1-1 result. Harry Kane’s goal have the Spurs in 4th place in the Premier League table.

Bundesliga players called back to pitch for penalty in half-time amid VAR chaos.

Zlatan says he’s going to the World Cup.

Highlight of the day

So I vacationed for two weeks in Germany, mainly to catch some Bundesliga matches. It was awesome being in Dortmund, seeing Pulisic’s sick goal (go to 1:30 in this video). And here’s a shot of Dortmund’s Yellow Wall:

Berlin was cool too. Here are Hertha BSC’s supporters:


  1. Great pictures, thanks for sharing. I’ve been to an Arsenal match, but have always been intrigued by the bundesliga.
    Really cool ide in Atlanta, I wish we had space for that here. The U should find a way to sponsor and develop something like that, a starting point for their grass roots plan.
    Union with another big signing.

  2. I’m at my wits end with Sugarman, Stewart, Albright, Curtin and the rest of this feckless Union group. If this market was given a competent financially competitive ownership it would be a win/win. I am still hoping that Sugarman sells(he won’t) the Union to an ownership who truly wants to not only set up a strong academy but to put a product with name players on the field that competes at every level in this top sports and media market. The league is not going to wait for the Union and their outmoded way of operating. This is a proud fan base and Philadelphia is not a 2nd rate outpost. How much more crap are we expected to take? We deserve better!

  3. el Pachyderm says:

    Love the idea in atlanta as well.
    this is progressive thinking. would love a footy benefactor to do the same in Philly.
    If i had my druthers and access to cash, I would lease or buy one of the empty warehouse spaces about 3 blocks from Talen Energy Stadium and build a very similar version of LAFC’s Base …
    …urban vibe with graffiti and a definite Gorillaz theme–music, hip hop Latino African Brazilian street futbol culture generally open to the public…
    I’d bring in a DJ — I’d have food trucks outside. I’d host World Cup, Derby and International and National Footy viewing parties.
    I’d partner with Union Marketing and the slew of Brazilians settling into the area for street lessons and links to free play at my joint and tickets and/or merchandise— kids would be playing street footy, grabbing killer local food truck cuisine then heading over to the game…
    This is my vision. Anybody with about $500,000 – $1,000,000 dollars to invest on an absolute cutting edge cultural experience?
    maybe someday.

  4. Wrote this last week: If Toronto FC’s CCL bid, in which it has vanquished both Tigres and Club America, ends in a finals loss against Chivas (currently at the bottom of the Liga MX table) it will be a disaster.

  5. News update on Union alum and all-around classy gent Michael Lahoud. FC Cincinnati just announced his signing today. Glad he’s found work.

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