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News roundup: Drexel beat St. Joe’s, MLS sleeves for sale, PSG jerseys no. 1 in PA

Photo: Earl Gardner

Philadelphia Union

Referee assignments for Sunday’s match against NYCFC:

REF: Alan Kelly
AR1: Corey Rockwell
AR2: Corey Parker
4TH: Fotis Bazakos

VAR: Dave Gantar

New podcasts up for It’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia and Union Soccer Podcast.

Just noticed that John McCarthy is #3 in the Audi Player Index. What’s that noise all about?


Yesterday in men’s action:

  • Saint Joseph’s University 3-4 Drexel University
  • Villanova University 1-1 St. John’s College
  • Lehigh University 1-0 Bucknell University
  • Camden County College 8-1 County College of Morris
  • Archbishop Wood High School 4-1 La Salle College High School

And in women’s:

  • Bryn Mawr College 0-7 Haverford College
  • Millersville University 3-2 Lock Haven University
  • Marywood University 0-5 Neumann University
  • Wesley College 1-0 Marymount University
  • Washington Township 1-2 Eastern

Chart featuring MLS salaries.

It’s official: MLS will let teams to sell jersey sleeve sponsorships, starting in 2020. Ah, capitalism.

Philly.com’s Jonathan Tannenwald wrote up a piece on Wayne Rooney.

How Dominic Kinnear revived the LA Galaxy’s playoff hopes.

Columbus Crew’s midfielder Mike Grella underwent a successful knee procedure and is out for about four weeks.


Nothing like a good troll:

U.S. Soccer

United Soccer Coaches elected Colleen Hacker and Aliceann Wilber, the first two female inductees, as the newest members of its Hall of Fame. They will be inducted in Chicago in January.

Around the globe

Some scores from Champions League yesterday:

  • Liverpool 4-0 Crvena Zvezda
  • PSV 2-2 Tottenham
  • Dortmund 4-0 Atletico Madrid

For the politically minded, the Guardian opines “Fifa remains the world’s most expensive laundry service.”

Highlight of the day

ICYMI: Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery capped his touchdown against the Carolina Panthers by staging a free-kick, wall and all.


  1. That’s too bad about McCarthy. Last I had checked, he was number 2 in the Audi rankings, so he’s slipping. Would have been really funny if he ended as number 1 with only 1 game played.

  2. Neat salary chart!
    Look at where NYRB rank.
    Gives insight into why union ownership are emphasizing youth development as Red Bull’s have been doing.
    Sustainable business model.
    Given that our principal owner runs a real estate investment trust, the emphasis on long-term sustainability resonates even more. REITS own buildings and make long-term leases to high-quality tenants. Accurate long-term planning is how they live.

    • If you are an investor you know you need a diversified portfolio, just like the Red Bulls have. They do not just know how to develop youth as well as how to buy (cheap) forwards that produce; contrary to the Union who have relative expensive forwards on the payroll that do not produce. Hopefully Tanner will correct that.

  3. I can’t remember the last time I saw a PSG jersey on anyone in Pennsylvania

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