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News roundup: Union draw, so do Steel, and Ronaldo accused

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Philadelphia Union

The Union drew in Columbus, failing to pass the Crew in the standings but also preventing them from locking in a playoff position.

Local and Columbus coverage.

Local

Bethlehem Steel FC also played to a 0-0 draw with Ottawa Fury FC, maintaining their sixth place position.

The University of Delaware traveled to West Virginia for a non-conference game, where the Mountaineers beat the Blue Hens 2-0.

The College of Charleston came up to Drexel, and took a point back to South Carolina with them after a 0-0 draw.

The Penn women earned their fourth consecutive shutout to beat Cornell 2-0.

MLS

In their latest classy move, Anthony Precourt’s PSV emailed Crew season ticket holders to invite them to attend an event for the “Austin Anthem”, the supporters group for a team that has yet to officially be relocated. #SaveTheCrew

With Drogba, a Chinese billionaire, and one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country, Phoenix Rising FC is back in the running for MLS Expansion.

Red Bulls signed … an empanada.

In case winning the USL regular season wasn’t enough, MLS-bound FC Cincinnati also set another USL attendance record this weekend.

A dos Santos is expected to move from LA to Vancouver, but it’s not what you’d expect.

Is the secret to LAFC’s success Steven Beitashour?

Giovinco back to Europe?

NWSL

Adrianna Franch wins Goalkeeper of the Year.

Paul Riley was Coach of the Year.

And the North Carolina Courage are already making moves for a repeat performance next season.

US Soccer

Bob Ley, long time advocate for soccer on ESPN, announced he would be taking a sabbatical from the network.

The US U-17 MNT, including Elizabethtown, PA resident Aiden Weaver, are headed down to Mexico City this week for a Four Nations Tournament with Mexico, Chile, and Argentina.

USWNT is still tops, but Australia is making moves in the build up to the Women’s World Cup.

USYNT player Julian Araujo is organizing a fundraiser to pay for his father’s leukemia treatment.

Werder Bremen technical director Thomas Schaaf says “I think it will not be long” before Josh Sergeant makes his first team debut.

World

For once, the idiot talking about the Premier League isn’t an American.

Serious allegations against Ronaldo. More details here.

Jurgen Klopp and Maurizio Sarri have a bit of a mutual admiration thing going.

11 Comments

  1. Liverpool Chelsea was as some match. Still can’t believe that Sturridge strike. Imagine what a player half as good as Sturridge could do for the Union…

    Hope Union can keep it up and not have a shocker against Minnesota on Sat. This team could win a playoff game or two this year.

    • OneManWolfpack says:

      Yeah Union need a win to really right the ship. The Crew draw was fine, but a win would go a long way… and not just for playoff reasons.

  2. Scott Ellis says:

    I’m particularly thankful this Monday morning that NYRB fans will no longer need to suffer from unofficial empanada providers.

    • That article is a joke, right? I don’t think I’ve ever seen the comment that Pink Cow Arena as “widely regarded as the top soccer-specific stadium in North America” before.

    • If the Union announce an official empanada provider, I might sign up for season tickets next year.

  3. Kudos to Paul Riley. The Independence were lucky to have him as coach when they existed.
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    As far as the Union go, the simplest path is that if they win their remaining 3 games they will finish no worse than 4th and possibly even in 3rd. And if they win their first 2 and DC beats NYCFC, then all they will need is a draw in the 3rd game at NYCFC.

    • Not Jim Curtin says:

      It is very unlikely that the U finish anywhere but 5th, so I’d be in favor of embracing that and working Jones, Epps and all of the CBs into the rotation.

      Now that goes out the window if Montreal beats Columbus on Saturday (they play 4 hours before we do). If there’s a chance to grab the home field for the rematch of Apathy Bowl, we go for it.

  4. I just have a wee pit in my stomach, that our last three games with for the most part “starters”, Montreal, Houston, Columbus and even Seattle (which, honestly I consider a “lucky” win) the Union have not looked… good… (or at least not in the form we have been expecting lately)
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    Yea, I know, alot of games, travel, etc.. but…
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    This next game against Minn. has to be a convincing win…

  5. Dave Stansburry says:

    You might want to issue a retraction on the Austin email.

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