Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union roster speculation, USL Cup tonight, MLS and mid-term election

Editor’s note: Due to a technical error, this post did not go live this morning when intended. We’re posting it now.

Philadelphia Union

The Philly Sports Network draws inspiration from the great Clash song “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” and looks at the Union’s ’19 roster.

New episodes of the Union Soccer Podcast and the Philly Soccer Show are available.


Camden County College’s mens team advanced to the NJCAA Division III national championship for the sixth straight season. They play Cayuga Community College today at 1:30 PM.

Haddonfield High School’s boys team state tournament run may have ended with a loss to Delran on Monday, but they ended the season on a high note with a 2-1 victory over West Deptford on Tuesday night at Talen Energy Stadium.

Third-seeded Shawnee High School’s girls team took down 10-seeded Kingsway, 2-1, on Wednesday in the South Jersey Group 4 semifinals to set up a championship showdown with top-seeded Eastern. It will be Shawnee’s fourth clash with Eastern.


The Whitecaps named Canadian Marc Dos Santos their head coach.

Two MLS outcomes from the midterm elections:

  • Miami voters gave David Beckham approval to negotiate stadium deal.
  • A Landon Donovan-led group trying to bring a team to San Diego saw its stadium initiative defeated, likely killing the city’s MLS hopes.

Why MLS doesn’t feature RSL in national advertisements.

Seattle Sounders’ Chad Marshall will miss the second leg against Portland after knee surgery.

D.C. United’s Taylor Kemp, who hasn’t played since August 2017, is chucking his shin pads.

From the “Where Are They Now?” department, ladies and gentlemen, we present for your consideration: Eddie Johnson.


Get pumped! USL Cup tonight at 8 PM on ESPN2.

Why Didier Drogba, at age 40, is still grinding for glory in the USL.

U.S. Soccer

The U-20’s won 6-0 last night against Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The Union’s Anthony Fontana had a hat trick; Mark McKenzie and Matt Real warmed the bench.


FC Arizona, a Phoenix-area mens club, has added a womens team, which will join the Women’s Premier Soccer League for the 2019 season.

Around the globe

Here’s your Champions League roundup courtesy of the Associated Press via the New York Times. The highlight was Manchester United beating Juventus, 2-1.

Thierry Henry is still searching for his first win after five games in Monaco. He’s facing problems on and off the pitch at the Ligue 1 club.

Argentine women are fighting against inequality in soccer.

Highlight of the day

ACL injuries ain’t no joke, yo! These warm-up exercises might help prevent that scary surgery and forever recovery.


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