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News roundup: Can Burke & Borek make peace, Decision Day fallout, McKenzie to U-20s, more

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Philadelphia Union

After the weekend in implosion in the Bronx, the Union have another game to prove 2018 is different.

Your playoff match preview from the league, plus betting odds and the latest playoff odds from FiveThirtyEight.

Can Cory Burke and Borek Dockal get back on the same page — and stat?

Matt De George also asks if the attackers’ dust-up is a cause for concern.

Over at NYCFC, the return of Yangel Herrera is making the Pigeons optimistic for a postseason run.

Local

It took PKs, but Archbishop Wood defeated Roman Catholic to become PCL boys soccer champs.

Camden County College’s 8-1 win over Bucks County Community College puts them into the NJCAA Regional Final.

MLS

Decision Day fallout and a look at the playoff picture.

Winners and losers from the last day of the regular season… guess where the Union fall.

From the league: An early knockout round preview and scouting all eight teams slated for midweek action.

ESPN says beware LAFC and Wayne Rooney in the playoffs.

The Red Bulls set a new standard this year.

MLS Austin supporters say they want their own unique MLS team, not the ghost of Precourt’s shameful power play.

MLS Panic Rankings: Each team’s level of acceptance of their 2018 regular season.

Now that their USL run has ended, FC Cincinnati has a short turnaround to joining MLS. As Cinci players await their MLS fate, Union legend Jimmy McLaughlin says their will never be another USL team like FCC.

U.S. Soccer

Tab Ramos names his roster for U-20 World Cup Qualifying.

High praise on why Ramos wanted to bring in Mark McKenzie despite the fact that he’ll be (at least temporarily) unavailable due to the Union’s playoff hopes.

World

An early Riyad Mahrez goal was enough for Manchester City to top Tottenham 1-0.

Mahrez dedicated the goal to his former Leicester City owner who passed in a helicopter crash outside King Power Stadium over the weekend. The latest on Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha’s tragic passing here.

12 Comments

  1. el Pachyderm says:

    hey lets talk about Union in-fighting instead of keeping our eye on the ball… or in the case of the SIX Union players standing in the box ball watching on the second Villa goal… maybe we should be taking our eye off the ball.
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    Otherwise… who gives a shit.
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    Newflash… players argue… ALL THE TIME. Means nothing. Hell I play at YSC occasionally around noon… you ever up there around noon for the noon pick up—watching 40 year old men in-fight during a game? Happens every single day… then we sit around afterwards busting balls and discussing the incident.
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    this is not news- and it certainly has no goddamn bearing on the impending outcome Wednesday evening… while my entire family trick or treats during game time…
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    Want to discuss something of value? Let’s discuss the total inability to secure 1 lousy point so I can sit live for a freaking playoff game.
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    • el Pachyderm says:

      by the way…. Steve… this rant is in no way an assault on you. I hope by now, with my finger wagging know it all soap box I carry around here its seldom ever directed at the person spending time putting the news together.

    • Don’t you know the American soccer fan is more interested in drama and human interest than tactics and game analysis. C’mon what were you thinking.
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      Seriously though, I couldn’t agree more.

      • Why limit it to American fans. Add the Brits. And for all I know the Spanish, Germans, and French. I have read more cogent analysis of soccer matches on this page than I have ever read in any of the soccer rags in the UK during my time there. If I read another article about the WAGS and new cars, I would kill myself. Revel in how good we have it here.

      • I’m all for being inclusive. Throw everybody in there! I was really trying to point out the tendency (IMO) for news outlets to dumb down coverage. You know, because Americans know nothing about footy 😉 .

      • My assumption is that Burke came out to preserve him from a second yellow.

    • Wut wut wut…Is there any back story to this as in why? Does he have a history of concussions or something? And this really makes drafting Rosenberry look like the right decision. Good luck to Vincent in whatever he chooses to do now.

    • Good catch cPfeif!

    • And a big shout out to aaaaaall the brainiacs here who spent the weeks after that first round going nuts over how the Earnie Stewart and the Union had BOTCHED the draft for passing Vincent by.
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      Reminded me of a bunch of OTHER brainiacs who went to an NFL draft to just boo Donovan McNabb because he wasn’t Ricky Williams. (How COULD the Eagles pass up on Williams? Don’t they know ANYTHING???)
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      And that stellar “expertise” (“I know more than THEY do!”) keeps getting tossed around here every friggin’ day like poo in a cage.
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      Let’s have a go back in the archives, shall we?

  2. saw a disturbing link to NYCFC supporters and white supremacy march.
    https://twitter.com/nycfirm/status/1056754101009158144?s=21

  3. And a big shout out to aaaaaall the brainiacs here who spent the weeks after that first round going nuts over how the Earnie Stewart and the Union had BOTCHED the draft for passing Vincent by.
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    Reminded me of a bunch of OTHER brainiacs who went to an NFL draft to just boo Donovan McNabb because he wasn’t Ricky Williams. (How COULD the Eagles pass up on Williams? Don’t they know ANYTHING???)
    .
    And that stellar “expertise” (“I know more than THEY do!”) keeps getting tossed around here every friggin’ day like poo in a cage.
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    Let’s have a go back in the archives, shall we?

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