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News roundup: Bethlehem Steel FC’s first playoff win, Union lose, and MLS Cup Playoffs crystalize

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Philadelphia Union

The Union out-played New York on Sunday, especially the defense. But an unfortunate penalty call cost the team the game and the Red Bulls went home with all three points.

Local, New York, and national coverage.

Ernst Tanner, Jim Curtin, and Tim McDermott hosted a town hall for fans.

Off the field, the Union are holding a college tournament looking for for the latest addition to the team’s esports roster.

Borek Dockal sat down with MLS’ Dave Zeitlin, and apparently they have really big fish in the Czech Republic.

Local

The game had to go to penalty kicks, but Bethlehem Steel FC beat the Pittsburgh Riverhounds to advance to the USL Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Local and Pittsburgh coverage.

The University of Delaware men’s team came back from a 2-0 deficit against nationally-ranked UNC Wilmington to secure a berth in the upcoming CAA Tournament.

Drexel also locked in a spot at the CAA Women’s Tournament after beating Elon 2-0.

Emily Sands scored two more, propelling the UPenn women over Yale to keep the Quakers at the top of the Ivy League.

MLS

Orlando City beat the Columbus Crew SC, giving the Lions their first win since July and sending Columbus’ playoff ambitions into turmoil. #SaveThePostseason?

With the win over Chicago, Atlanta United have secured a spot in CONCACAF Champions League.

DC United beat NYCFC, securing their spot in the MLS Cup Playoffs. And don’t miss Luciano Acosta’s beautiful goal from outside the box.

A decisive 3-0 victory over Real Salt Lake saw the Portland Timbers secure a playoff spot this weekend.

BREAKING NEWS: Tim Melia is really good.

Real Madrid is allegedly looking at acquiring a striker from the LA Galaxy.

US Soccer

Keep your eyes peeled for Josh Sargent in Werder Bremen’s gameday 18 next weekend against Bayer Leverkusen.

Come to think of it with Jóhannsson, Sargent, Isaiah Young, and possibly two more, is Bremen becoming the new Fulhamerica?

World

Sergio Ramos doesn’t like players faking it. Noted.

Lionel Messi broke his forearm on Saturday. Videos of the fall are not for the squeamish.

The strangeness of this quote has layers.

5 Comments

  1. So I read the post match report on NBC sports Philly, and they quoted Bedoya and Haris as saying how bad the field is, and how (I think) Bedoya would rather play away because of it. So I’m curious why we haven’t heard about this more. There was the one statement from Stewart about how they needed to stop having events during the regular season. Apparently nothing came from that? There are supposed to be high school matches played at the stadium as we are coming into the playoffs. Is this really normal?

    • The weather this year has destroyed fields all over the region. Probably should not have any events other than Union on the field, but that just goes to show what a waste of money stadiums really are.

      • I was caught off-guard as with one game left of the season, it comes out the field is crap. Yeah it makes sense because of all of the rain (my poor tomatoes and peppers). I just thought it would have been a bigger topic.

      • Yeah. I completely agree with you. Especially if it’s as bad as they are saying.

  2. Went to the Haverford – Dickinson Men’s soccer match on Saturday. Was good fun with Haverford ‘upsetting’ Dickinson. Haverford now have the chance to host the Centennial playoff tournament if they do well in their remaining games. If they host it make a point of attending since the playoff games are good fun and since it is a free event.

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