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News Roundup- Union draw, FCC joins MLS, Courage remain unbeaten, and Emery in

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Philadelphia Union

Missed penalty aside, getting a draw on the road against Red Bulls is nothing to be upset about.

Local and New York coverage of the game.

Jim Curtin beat five other coaches in NBC Sports’ MLS Coach Power Rankings.

Matt Doyle seems to think the Union are actually turning it around.


Bethlehem Steel FC’s win streak is over, after conceding an early goal to Ottawa and never coming back from it.

Penn FC also had a low-scoring weekend with their keeper’s duel against Pittsburgh.


FC Cincinnati was announced to be joining MLS in 2019, no word yet as to whether their Union alumni (Michael Lahoud, Corben Bone, Jimmy McLaughlin) will be joining them.

After the announcement that they’d be getting a team of their own in 2019, FC Cincinnati fans have begun organizing an event in support of their neighbors to the northeast. #SaveTheCrew

Though not everyone is happy for Cincinnati.

Like a recent graduate from James Madison University Wayne Rooney had a nice weekend in D.C., seeing the sites and eating in interesting restaurants.

Allegedly the press is not allowed to ask questions about VAR.


One less excuse to criticize Hope Solo’s off-the-field behavior.

North Carolina Courage remain unbeaten after a back and forth game was decided 4-3 in the ninetieth minute.

Look for news on Kristie Mewis in the next few days, there’s reason for concern after she continued playing after a knee injury and had to be stretchered off the field shortly after returning.

US Soccer

If Morocco’s bid is truly already out of the running, that makes the US/Mexico/Canada bid the only option for the 2026 World Cup.

Bremen’s Josh Sargent could be the USMNT’s next big thing, just as the current big thing is coming into his own.

Or maybe it will be PSG’s TIm Weah who steals the spotlight? Or maybe all of the above?

Tim Ream will be in the Premier League next season, while Lynden Gooch will be in League One.

And the USMNT plans to get over their no-World Cup hangover with October Friendlies against Argentina and Colombia.


The bad guys won.

But we’re still waiting on the real news from the Champions League Final, whether or not Mo Salah will be able to pay for Egypt in the World Cup.

Unai Emery will be the new coach for Arsenal.

Chicharito on why the Mexican National Team plays so many friendlies in the United States.


  1. God bless you, Matt Doyle. May you please be right.

  2. “One less excuse to criticize Hope Solo’s off-the-field behavior.” – I guess this means you feel she is treated harshly?

    It seems like the article in the link indicated mostly that prosecutors decided this had gone on long enough, not that she didn’t punch her nephew.

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