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News roundup: New keeper for the Union, new manager for Atlanta, and new team for Weah?

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Before getting to this morning’s links, just a quick programming note- we’ll be taking a quick break, with limited content, for the next few days. But we’ll be right back with you shortly after the start of the new year.

Philadelphia Union

The Union signed Harvard goalkeeper, and day-one Union fan, Matt Freese to a homegrown contract.

According to Tim McDermott, the Union have looked in to fielding a women’s team. No information of any progress beyond “looking into it” though.

The team will be back in Clearwater for Spring Training next year.

Ray Gaddis got engaged!


Yahoo Finance named MLS as their Sports Business of the Year for 2018.

Atlanta United have named Frank de Boer, last of Crystal Palace, as their new manager.

But they won’t be able to host CONCACAF Champions League games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, because monster trucks.

Laurent Ciman wants to come back to MLS. [Google Translate] And allegedly Toronto is trying to make it happen.

The Red Bulls-to-Europe trend could continue.

Looks like Zlatan won’t be a bargain player this year.

US Soccer

Rumor has it Tim Weah is headed to Lazio.

Ledezma to PSV Eindhoven.

Josh Sargent scored for Werder Bremen, again.


Good result for Man U, bad result for Jose Mourinho.

BREAKING NEWS: Soccer is popular.

What’s worse, this kickoff, or the horizontal recording on their phone?

Wednesday is Boxing Day, with more English and Italian soccer than you can shake a stick at. Check out Matt Custer’s Footy on the Telly for full TV and streaming listings.

With that enjoy your day, and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at the Philly Soccer Page.

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  1. Happy Holidays everyone and may your footy life be bright.

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