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News roundup: World Cup in full swing, Union prep for NYRB, and Zlatan has a new teammate

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Philadelphia Union

The Union are embracing their Open Cup rivalry with the team up the NJ Turnpike.

New York Red Bulls’ head coach Jesse Marsch isn’t too happy about the timing of tomorrow’s Open Cup match. Good job, Union.

Adam Cann breaks down how two Union players are excelling with the Steel.

World Cup

How to watch the World Cup in a Ukrainian war zone.

Politicians, no matter where you live, suck. A senior Russian lawmaker warned Russian women not to sleep with non-white foreign men during the World Cup.


  • Russia put on a show in front of its home fans, opening the tournament with a 5-0 drubbing of Saudi Arabia

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  • France vs. Australia: 6am
  • Argentina vs. Iceland: 9am
  • Peru vs. Denmark: 12pm
  • Croatia vs. Nigeria: 3pm


  • Costa Rica vs. Serbia: 8am
  • Germany vs. Mexico: 11am
  • Brazil vs. Switzerland: 2pm


  • Sweden vs. South Korea: 8am
  • Belgium vs. Panama: 11am
  • Tunisia vs. England: 2pm

Penn FC travel to Louisville tomorrow.

Philadelphia mayor says the city has more than proved it’s capable of hosting the World Cup in 2026.

Speaking of, Philly.com and Brotherly Game recommend where to watch the World Cup in the city.

Talen Energy Stadium will host the Army-Navy Cup through 2022.


If Zlatan was the appetizer, Sheanon Williams was the whole buffet. LA Galaxy have signed the former Union defender.

Montreal Impact’s Ignacio Piatti: “If I’m the problem, I can go.” Hmm.

U.S. Soccer

How will bid cities be chosen for 2026?

Diego Maradona, always rational and of sound mind, offered his thoughts on the 2026 World Cup.

Atlanta’s fan base might have influenced the bid.

Around the globe

Will Antoine Greizmann be taking his talents to South Beach? Nope. The French forward did the anti-LeBron and announced he’s sticking with Atletico Madrid during the televised The Decision: Redux

Highlight of the day

There’s nothing quite like the emotion when the host nation opens the scoring of a World Cup


  1. Happy for Sheanon that he’s been signed by an MLS club. I always liked him.

  2. Even though Russia demolished Saudi Arabia yesterday, I still think they get topped by Egypt and fail tot get out of the group. Though this first match and that goal differential could let them play a pretty negative game against Egypt and give them the edge. It might be silly to think the hosts won’t get out of a group, but I just don’t have any faith in that team. We’ll see.

    Egypt – Uruguay this morning was a good time. Egypt looked pretty good, even without Salah.

  3. Old Soccer Coach says:

    Today is the day of the goal at the death. First, Uruguay; now a Morocco own goal for Iran.
    Notice how in both Ekaterinburg and St. Petersburg, the cheaper seats are full, but the expensive ones are not. What? FIFA price gouge? Shocking.
    Russians have always known value. Old Soviet joke: “as long as they pretend to pay us, we will pretend to work.”

  4. The Truth says:

    Diego Costa’s stock just went up in my book with that goal. Always pegged him as all bark and no bite and then he goes and does that. Wow, well done.

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