Daily news roundups

News roundup: Haris red-card ruling, World Cup and Open Cup recaps, Sugarman sighting

World Cup

Here’s what happened yesterday:

  • Portugal 1-0 Morocco
  • Uruguay 1-0 Saudi Arabia
  • Iran 0-1 Spain

And here’s what’s on deck for today:

  • Denmark vs. Australia, 8:00 AM, FS1
  • France vs. Peru, 11:00 AM, FOX
  • Argentina vs. Croatia, 2:00 PM, FOX

Telemundo is beating FOX in World Cup TV ratings battle.

Burger King has apologized for an ad promising Whoppers for life to Russian women who get impregnated by World Cup players.

When the Roligans of Denmark get together, “Everybody’s just happy.”

A banknote featuring Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin becomes a collectors’ item.

Apparently, Sepp Blatter is in Russia at the invitation of Vladimir Putin.

Philadelphia Union

For the Open Cup, the Union will play Orlando on Wednesday, July 18 at 7 PM in Chester.

The Union will participate in an International Champions Cup youth tournament with MLS teams, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Dortmund.

Curtin’s presser was yesterday. Besides Medunjanin out for two more games (three total), the Union will wear black armbands to commemorate the life of Walter Bahr on Saturday.

Also, Curtin believes Red Bulls’ Tim Parker has “for me has been the best center back in the league this year.” I dunno about best, but pretty damned good.

U.S. Soccer

Here’s what went down last night:

  • D.C. United 1(2)-1(4) Orlando City
  • Louisville City 2-1 Nashville SC
  • Atlanta United 0-1 Chicago Fire
  • Los Angeles F.C. 3-2 Sacramento Republic FC

Has the ban on MLS-owned USL teams improved the Open Cup?

A professor/author from Colorado examined U.S. Soccer’s 2016 and 2017 Audited Financial Statements.

In the Development Academy playoffs, the Union U18s beat Shattuck Saint-Mary’s and are tired for the top of their group.


Bethlehem Steel F.C. drew 2-2 with the New York Red Bulls II.

West Chested United lost to Junior Lone Star FC, 1-0.

Reading United A.C. beat the Ocean City Nor’easters, 2-0.


Toronto F.C. signed goalkeeper Alex Bono to an extension. Allegedly, there was European club interest in him.

Speaking of keepers, Orlando City’s Mason Stajduhar completed chemotherapy treatment for bone cancer.

Highlight of the day


  1. The Truth says:

    Bush-league suspension. Give Haris a break, he’s harmless.

  2. Blessing in diguise, Curtin would rather run Haris into the ground then give him a rest.

  3. Alicat215 says:

    Parker is good……one of the best players on the pitch in the OC match.

  4. OneManWolfpack says:

    Hasn’t Hugh Jackman hung out with Sugarman before… and been at a Union game or wearing Union gear or something like that. Hey Jay… maybe Hugh, I don’t know, wants to buy a majority share of the club? Bring it up in conversation… never know… 🙂

    • Jackman has been there before and actually has a locker in the special locker room next to the Club lounge. Think he already owns some shares.

  5. Argentina looking like the Union today. Croatia, conversely, looking like the team that is going to make it a few more rounds into this thing. Based on how uncertain even the other big clubs have been, they could threaten to make the semi-finals.

    This isn’t on Messi. Argentina is pure crap. Caballero. Good lord.

    • OneManWolfpack says:

      Agreed Messi was invisible but I don’t blame him. Argentina was a mess

      • Messi was putting his heart into it. Multiple times he demanded the ball at midfield charged through 2-3 players to run into another wall of 3-4 and was just left hanging looking for runners. This loss was not on Messi at all. Croatia are a team. Argentina not so much.

    • Croatia’s midfield is just awesome. they also have some great finishers.

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