Daily news roundups

News roundup: Steel get winger, Pulisic at Talen, Chivas beat Toronto

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Philadelphia Union

USMNT coach backs Curtin, calls on ownership to give him “the horses.”

The Union will collect new and slightly used soccer equipment on Saturday to benefit under-served soccer clubs in the area.

A D.C. United fan looks at this weekend’s game (scroll to the bottom).

Union Academy teams crushed Continental FC over the weekend.

It’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia and The Union Soccer Podcast have new episodes up. And, yes, they both touch on Trash-gate. #NeverForget

Bethlehem Steel

They acquired winger Michee Ngalina.

Omar Holness to undergo surgery Friday.


In CCL action, Toronto lost to Chivas on penalty kicks. Now they can work on getting out of the MLS basement.

Giovinco wants a new contract with Toronto.

Houston finally sells out a match. They better hope Zlatan shows up.

U.S. Soccer

Pulisic to play for USMNT against Bolivia in Chester.

Around the globe

Opinion piece over at FourFourTwo on why coaching Arsenal is dream job for next manager.

Bayern Munich fall to Real Madrid, 2-1, in Champions League semi-final first leg. The Dortmund supporter in me is pleased.

JP Dellacamera returns to the World Cup as Fox play-by-play announcer. Meanwhile, World Soccer Talk is not amused overall by the Fox line-up. Philly.com explains why only two commentary teams are going to Russia.

Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister: “I can say that without the World Cup, there would be no economic growth [in Russia] at the moment.”

Highlight of the day

Idiot’s guide to cord-cutting.


  1. Biggest rumor of the day is Stevie Gerrard to take over Rangers. I hope there’s info in that cord cutting article on how I can watch the Scottish Premiereship. Gerrard’s Rangers v Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic is too good to be true. ….. Unless Rodgers takes over at Arsenal, which would also make for must see TV.

  2. Joel Pterosaur says:

    The Dortmund fan in me is pleased. The loathes Real Madrid one is not.

    Shame on FOX for not have the courage to cover the world’s biggest sporting event properly. I long for the days when ESPN had the rights. Free streaming of all the games and world class commentators. Now we get pay-locked streams and no offense, barely passable commentary for most games.

  3. Andy Muenz says:

    I guess this means I can’t complain about the coverage for Union road games when the announcers are doing the same thing.
    I’ll definitely be watching less of this World Cup than any since 1990 (and not just because the US is not involved).

  4. The Toronto loss is bad news for the rest of the league.
    And I do not mean for the league image blah blah blah, I mean because a ticked off Toronto team is likely going to put a lot of hurt on their opponents the rest of the year.
    Union travel to BMO after DC this weekend.

  5. FYI i cord cut a couple years ago. don’t regret it. with PS Vue which isn’t in that article. losing Viacom and Bein sucked. that’s an older article and those stings didn’t keep. the price point, unlimited DVR and app integration with Fire and Apple are reasons to check them out.

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