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News roundup: Union lock in to playoffs, Bethlehem Steel holds the line, and USWNT books their trip to the WCQ semifinals

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Philadelphia Union

The Union secured an authoritative 5-1 win over Minnesota United, guaranteeing a playoff position and moving ahead of the Columbus Crew in the standings.

Local, Minnesota, and national coverage.

De George on why this win feels different.

After injuries sidelined Christian Pulisic and Tyler Adams, Fafà Picault has been called into USMNT camp for the upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Peru.

Local

A youth-focused lineup faced off against the Indy Eleven, earning Bethlehem Steel FC a draw on the road.

Junior Emily Sands scored another game winner for Penn, and now the Quakers are first in the Ivy League.

Drexel embarrassed Delaware with a 2-0 victory in Newark, including a goal by freshman Lauren Currey after a disastrous goal kick.

MLS

It’d be a shame for Anthony Precourt to get anything positive out of this, but at least there could be some sort of justice in Columbus. (#8) #SaveTheCrew

The Union were able to secure that playoff spot thanks to another surprise win by Montreal, this time over Columbus.

Well, at least it’s a milestone.

Toronto FC was also eliminated to the playoffs, so Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment is raising ticket prices.

Orlando City will miss the playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.

Vancouver may be courting former Icelandic National Team coach Heimir Hallgrímsson. [Google Translate]

Peter Vermes is the latest coach to lose his cool over the state of officiating in this league.

San Jose is being real coy about teasing the new coaching hire pretty much everyone has confirmed.

Rough news for the Atlanta midfielder, especially in the context of ongoing rumors of his move to Arsenal.

US Soccer

Silver lining interpretation: at least someone is excited about Michael Bradley’s return to the USMNT.

Bobby Wood had a good weekend against Stuttgart. Really good.

But not as good as Carli Lloyd had in Panama.

Thanks to that hat trick (and two other goals) the USWNT beat Panama and secured a spot at the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Semifinals, and will win their group if they beat Trinidad & Tobago on Wednesday.

Romain Gall scored, again.

World

Bring on the Thierry/Terry jokes!

As Ronaldo’s legal representation prepares to face Kathryn Mayorga’s lawyers a second time, a new sexual assault accusation has surfaced.

The English Football Association has looked at this footage and decided they couldn’t prove three players attacked this ref.

Meanwhile in Selbak, Norway.

2 Comments

  1. Andy Muenz says:

    Having rooted for a team last season that only had one road victory, I feel sorry for Minnesota and would like to see them earn another road win before the season is over.

  2. DU/UD was at Drexel, not in Newark.

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