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News roundup: Union to play Kickers, Philly could host World Cup QF, and a new MLS team

Photo courtesy USL, Brett Hansbauer

Philadelphia Union

If you missed it yesterday, you’re still in luck. Here’s the link to Ryan Rose’s match preview.

Joe Tansey has a wonderful piece for Pro Soccer USA on the longtime friendship and newfound rivalry between Union coach Jim Curtin and Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch.

The Union will host USL side Richmond Kickers in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup on Tue. Jun. 5.

Here’s the recap of Jim Curtin’s press conference.


Philadelphia, by way of the United German Hungarians, is hosting an amateur tournament this weekend.

Bethlehem Steel traveled north of the border and will face Ottawa Fury FC at 7pm today looking to extend their two-game winning streak.

Penn FC head to Pittsburgh to battle the Riverhounds tomorrow.

U.S. soccer

Jonathan Tannenwald of Philly.com asks if Donald Trump will hurt the North American World Cup bid.

Carlos Cordeiro doesn’t think so.

If the World Cup does come to this continent, Philadelphia could host a quarterfinal.

The U.S. announced a not-so-friendly friendly on Sep. 11 in Nashville. Nothing like U.S. vs. Mexico.

Why Josh Sargent is ready to make his mark against Bolivia.

Here’s all the Open Cup matchups.

Americans will be playing in a World Cup this year in men’s soccer.


Sounds like FC Cincinnati will be announced as the next club to join MLS.

New York Red Bull’s newest playmaker, Kaku, already has a new team. The Argentine-born No. 10 has made the one-time switch to Paraguay, the home of both of his parents.

Who should make a move for Ignacio Piatti

Word of advice: don’t criticize the refs. Or else you’ll be fined at some point in an untimely manner.

Around the globe

Here’s the lead from a New York Times story:

“Masayoshi Son is Japan’s richest man, and one of the world’s most prolific dealmakers, and for the past few months he has been looking to add another jewel to his sprawling sports portfolio: FIFA.”

Lyon defeated Wolfsburg in the Champions League final.

Ahead of the men’s Champions League Final, why Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp is happy to carry the weight of a loss.

By the way, Liverpool is going to beat Real Madrid tomorrow!



  1. John O'Donnell Jr says:

    People arguing the U.S., Canada & Mexico World Cup bid being hurt by Trump makes me laugh. Russia & Qatar…say no more.

  2. It seems like the US is trying to bluster its way into a world cup while Russa and Qatar were willing to $play ball$

  3. Hope you’re not casting a curse on Liverpool’s chances tomorrow, Nick. I had accepted certain doom when Liverpool drew City in the quarter finals, so to be poised to win a final is a real bonus. It might be the football match of the year. I’m expecting loads of drama, goals, controversy, Ronaldo dives and shirtless goal celebrations, Klopp sideline fist-pumping sprints, and god willing a Mo Salah hat trick… In other words the whole enchilada. All the football things in a two-hour span.

    • Nick Fishman says:

      I’m just hoping the game doesn’t disappoint. Sure, I’ll be sad if Liverpool lose a heart-breaker, but this matchup has everything that should make a fantastic event.

    • el Pachyderm says:

      Mane picking up a knock this week…is concerning.

      • I have not heard that. He had an issue before the final game a week ago, but all injury reports this week have been clear. Would be awful if true.

  4. damn funny link for Jurgen. cheers

  5. damn funny link for Jurgen. cheers!

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