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News roundup: Union draw in Orlando, Steel lose to Penn FC, Union trialist

Philadelphia Union

After flying high lately, the Union came crashing down to turf with a 2-2 draw in Orlando. Referee Chris Penso seemed to have misplaced his yellow cards for most of the match, with Borek Dockal injured in the 40th minute. On the plus side, Fafa Picault’s goal should be contender for goal of the week (scroll to 2:30), but I’m sure Josef Martinez will win for simply being in Atlanta’s starting eleven.

Before Saturday night’s match, Philly.com put up a piece on Auston Trusty.

Polish youth international Kacper Przybylko appears to be on trial with the Union.

He was recently on trial with Sunderland — that link has a good bit of useful background — and was also linked to German second division side FC Magdeburg. He is currently a free agent. Here’s the mandatory Transfermarkt link.


Penn FC beat Bethlehem Steel FC, 3-1, yesterday afternoon at Goodman Stadium. Marcus Epps had the lone Steel goal in the 10th minute with an assist from Fabian Herbers.


Here’s how the league spent the holiday weekend:

  • Seattle Sounders 3-1 Sporting Kansas City (the win is Seattle’s eighth straight)
  • Montreal Impact 3-0 New York Red Bulls (the Impact playing the Union on the 15th just got a lot more interesting)
  • New England Revolution 1-1 Portland Timbers
  • Columbus Crew SC 2-1 New York City FC
  • FC Dallas 4-2 Houston Dynamo
  • Toronto FC 2-4 Los Angeles Football Club (looks like Toronto has found a home below the red line)
  • Real Salt Lake 6-2 LA Galaxy (RSL set a league record with scoring six goals in two consecutive matches)
  • Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 San Jose Earthquakes (Wando and crew are officially eliminated from the playoffs)
  • D.C. United 3-1 Atlanta United (maybe D.C.’s tweets put Atlanta off their game?)
U.S. Soccer

Christian Pulisic will miss the upcoming friendlies because of a leg injury. More here and the full U.S. roster.

USWNT beat Chile in a warmup for World Cup qualifying.

U.S. U-23 women beat Sweden and tied with England at the Nordic Tournament in Norway.

Around the globe

Manchester United beat Burnley, 2-0, despite Marcus Rashford’s red card and Paul Pogba missing a PK. And there was this:

DeAndre Yedlin scored his first Premier League goal.

Germany’s national team is sticking with Joachim Loew as coach — for now.

One Comment

  1. Union have reached the tough part of becoming a good team. Getting hacked like crazy by inferior teams, but have not been good enough (or have enough star power) for the refs to protect them. Gotta force their way through this and hope for no serious injuries.

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