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News roundup: Union win, and so does Bethlehem, plus Americans abound in France

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Philadelphia Union

The Union had NYC at 2-0, even before an unfathomable foul by Matarrita brought the visitors down to ten men.

See our post-game press conference coverage and player interviews here.

Ilsinho’s goal is up against some stiff competition, but has been nominated for MLS’s Goal of the Week.

Local, local, and national coverage.

That win has people looking past the end of the season and into the playoffs. Like, a lot of people.

In case you missed it, tactical genius and PSP alum Adam Cann has a podcast now. It’s produced by the Union itself, so even though there’s just two episodes they’ve both had pretty heavyweight guests.

Local

Things are also looking bright up in the Lehigh Valley, where here.

Penn FC scored two but allowed the Kickers to score three.

MLS

The whole “Mark Wahlberg is thinking about buying the Crew” thing appears to actually be happening. #SaveTheCrew

In addition to record-setting attendance, Atlanta is blazing new trails on getting soccer into communities much of the rest of the country has struggled to reach.

Europe is interested in Jozy Altidore, again.

Patrick Vieira may have left the City Football Group, but he’ll still be making them money if this Jesus Medina transfer rumor is true.

CNN wanted to run a story about soccer in America, so they found the most American player they could think of. Wayne Rooney.

Toronto FC managed to pull themselves together to beat Vancouver in the Voyagers Cup Final, ensuring CONCACAF Champions League soccer will return to Toronto next season despite the team’s miserable MLS performance.

Griezmann to MLS?

Claudio Marchisio has left Juventus. If only there was an MLS team with a penchant for Italian players.

NWSL

The owner of WPSL’s Columbus Eagles sent an open letter to all members of Austin’s city council following PSV’s announcement that they would field a women’s team should the Crew move to Texas.

The Seattle Reign have reached an agreement to continue playing at Memorial Stadium through the 2019 season.

Meanwhile in Salt Lake City, the Utah Royals have lost their local media support.

US Soccer

The post-World Cup FIFA rankings are out and the USMNT has moved … up? Okay!

Matt Miazga started for Nantes in their 2-0 loss to Dijon.

Tim Weah started next to Neymar when PSG faced Guingamp, eventually being subbed off for no less than Kylian Mbappé.

According to Taylor Twellman, Juan Carlos Osorio will not be the next head coach of the USMNT.

World

La Liga apparently plans to do better than meaningless friendlies in the US, instead playing a regular league game here in the States. The Spanish player’s union is not enthusiastic about the idea though.

FIFA no longer feels corruption is a problem. But speaking negatively about FIFA is

Is this the end of the “Galacticos”?

Is this the “end” of La Liga?

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