News roundup: U.S.M.N.T. draw Peru, Union players make MLS ballot, more

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Philadelphia Union

Andre Blake, Auston Trusty, Borek Dockal, Alejandro Bedoya, and Cory Burke all made it onto the ballot for MLS year-end awards.

Here’s a roundup of some Academy action with the U13, U14s and U19s all playing.

More E-Sports news as the Union announced they will host a college E-Sports tournament.


Check out highlights from this year’s Unity Cup final.


U.S.M.N.T. drew Peru 1-1 but left some things to be happy about, with teenager Josh Sargent scoring the team’s lone goal.

Originally founded by the Philadelphia Old Timers Association, Soccer Hall of Fame has a new set up. Read about it here.

The Times has a good story on Dave Sarachan and how he’s leaving his mark on the team.

Around the globe

Antoine Griezmann scored a brace for France to comeback against Germany and win 2-1.

In other international matches, Brazil beat Argentina 1-0, Holland and Belgium drew 1-1. The Guardian has the rest of the world’s match ups here.

Canada blew Dominica out of the water 5-0 in their Concacaf Nations League qualifier.


  1. Those end of year award nominations don’t seem tot mean much given that 17 of 23 coaches were nominated.
    Germany looks to be in serious danger of relegation.

  2. John O'Donnell Jr says:

    I think a news story that was missed today is MLS and Liga MX negotiating to be in Copa Libertadores. I love the concept but I can’t see how this happens from a travel standpoint. Imagine traveling thirteen hours from Toronto to Peru for a game. Also the schedule runs from January to November, so I’m sure that’s something that would be a problem when it comes to MLS joining.

    Obviously the reason to join would be the financial benefits and the influx of revenue from the tournament being on American soil. Could teams in the league win it, I couldn’t imagine that but games against teams from South America would surely open up new opportunities for bringing in new coaches and players to MLS.

    Will it, happen….I still can’t see how it does unless it become very regional to start and a tournament final in late November.

    • Agreed. It seems like this idea resurfaces every few years and never comes to anything for these reasons. The only realistic way I see of doing this is keeping the CONCACAF & CONMEBOL teams seperate until the semis or the finals.

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