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News roundup: Union win, Villanova beat LaSalle, Cristiano is a red-carded crybaby

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Philadelphia Union

The Union beat the Sounders, 1-0, thanks to Fafa’s late goal, thus ending Seattle’s nine-match winning streak. They’re still in fifth place, one point behind Columbus.

Phang’s on Twitter. It’s not following anyone. A side effect of getting struck by lightning?


Penn FC lost to Louisville City FC, 3-0.

In men’s soccer, the Villanova Wildcats were victorious over the LaSalle Explorers, 3-2.

In girls soccer, Haddon Township started a busy stretch with a 6-1 win over Holy Cross Prep.

At halftime on Friday’s match, Temple Men’s Soccer will honor the 40th anniversary of their 14-1-2 nationally ranked 1978 squad.

U.S. Open Cup

With the Open Cup happening on Wednesday, U.S. Soccer did a Q&A with Curtin and Cabrera.

The Open Cup trophy was at Houston’s City Hall as they prepared to say goodbye to it, since it’ll be in Philly a week from today.


In other MLS play last night, the Portland Timbers beat Columbus Crew SC, 3-2, and Atlanta United snuck in a win against the San Jose Earthquakes, 4-3.

Lee Nguyen has been embraced by L.A.’s Vietnamese community.

In defense of Jason Kreis.

MLS jobs that would appeal to coaches.


North Carolina goes to the final with a 2-0 win over Chicago.

Around the globe

In Campeones Cup action, Toronto FC fell to Tigres UANL, 3-1. It’s the money, Lebowski!

A tearful Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off as Juventus defeated Valencia, 2-0.

Real Madrid dominated Roma, 3-0.

A tale of two Manchesters: United win and City lose.

Life as a lower-league free agent once the season’s begun.

Haven’t listened to it yet, but this podcast looks subscription-worthy.

Highlight of the day

A comical goalkeeper’s own goal:


  1. Union are now tied for second in MLS in road wins. What a difference from past years.

  2. Does anyone know where I can buy that shirt?

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