Daily news roundups

News roundup: Union is no. 18!, USL a money loser?, U.S. player ratings in Europe, more

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Philadelphia Union

Forbes released their guesses on MLS clubs’ value. The Union came in 18 out of 23.

Front Office Sports looks at the love affair between the Union and local hip-hop.

Brotherly Game’s Matt Ralph editorializes about the Union’s season: “Mediocrity in a league designed for parity isn’t worth celebrating“.

Local

Yesterday was college soccer signing day. Brotherly Game is keeping track of those with local ties.

Penn State Brandywine is the number one team in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division II men’s soccer. It’s the school’s first-ever national championship.

For the third year in a row, West Chester University men’s soccer team will face the University of Charleston (of West Virginia) in the NCAA Tournament. They play today at 10 AM in Brookville, NY.

In girls’ high school news, Pennridge and Souderton were both winners in Tuesday’s Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) 4A semifinals. The neighboring archrivals will play for a state title on Saturday in Hershey.

Also in girls’ high school news, Episcopal Academy won the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association final (PAISAA) title over the Baldwin School in PK’s. Matt De George claims it was one of the best high school games he’s seen in a long time.

MLS

David Villa wants one more season in the pros, but it likely won’t be in New York.

Bobby Warshaw on why Tata Martino deserves the Coach of the Year Award.

USL

Merritt Paulson said the Portland Timbers 2 loses $2 million a year, though they spend more. And Taylor Twellman claims other USL clubs spend $1.2 to 2.1 million to develop players.

USPL

The United Premier Soccer League welcomed Levi United, of Greenville, NC. They’ll play in the Southeast Conference Mid-Atlantic Division for the 2019 Fall Season.

U.S. Soccer

Landon Donovan believes Gregg Berhalter would be an excellent USMNT coach. And what’s Berhalter up to? Giving a TED-like talk in Barcelona, of course.

At age 36, Carli Lloyd isn’t enjoying being on the bench.

Closing in on a milestone, Alex Morgan netted her 98th international goal in the 1-0 victory over Scotland on Tuesday night. USWNT are on a 28-game unbeaten streak.

Around the globe

Fulham F.C. hired Claudio Ranieri, of Leicester City fame, as manager. I predict lots of long balls.

Speaking of the EPL, it named its next chief executive: Susanna Dinnage, a senior executive at Discovery Communications.

Soccer America rates American players in Europe. They comment that more are struggling than excelling, with DeAndre Yedlin falling in the “Good” column.

As viewership in the U.S. continues to grow and soccer closes in on becoming the nation’s third most popular sport, brands, companies and leagues are targeting the Hispanic soccer market.

The soon-to-be-launched Canadian Premier League has acquired League1 Ontario.

Highlight of the day

Goalkeeper blunder of the week:

One Comment

  1. Just Rob f/k/a Rob127 says:

    Hilarious GK blunder. Still not as bad as Chris Seitz season 1 gaff.

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