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News roundup: Union play to a scoreless draw, USMNT defeat Costa Rica, and more

Philadelphia Union

The Union played the University of Southern Florida to a scoreless draw in Clearwater.

Bethlehem Steel FC lost their first preseason match 1-0 against D.C. United.


Chris Wondolowski and Shea Salinas convinced new Quakes head coach Matias Almeyda to shift their training schedule to watch the Super Bowl. Worth it?

Preseason roundup:


USMNT beat Costa Rica 2-0 in their friendly. Sebastian Lleget and Paul Arriola both netted a goal.

USMNT also announced a friendly against Ecuador for March 21 in Orlando.

Hopefully Charles Barkley isn’t a soccer fan because analytics is coming to U.S. national team roster selection.

Around the globe

Argentine striker Emiliano Sala’s plane was found after it crashed in the English Channel. Mr. Sala and his pilot are unfortunately expected to have died in the crash.

Qatar has won its first Asian Cup, beating four time champions Japan 3-1.

Without the injured Neymar, PSG suffered their first defeat in Ligue 1 this season at the hands of Lyon. If only they had signed Lucho Acosta.


  1. Disappointing that Trusty and McKenzie each missed a week of Union camp without getting a chance to play.

    • I’m excited they are on Berhalter’s radar. Given the players they had in camp I’m not surprised they didn’t get time, but it would have been nice to see them out there for a bit.

      As far as training, I don’t see either one of them having problems picking up on Tanner’s system, and they both have had plenty of games with Jones in front of them. It’s not like we’ve had a ton of player turnover. They’ll benefit from starting a little sooner than everyone else too on the fitness level.

  2. Even more interesting to me is that Rosenberry did not make the 18 in either game.

  3. Also of note, for anyone not keeping up, Tim Weah is having a great time at Celtic. He was subbed into a scoreless draw in and around the 75th minute and promptly picked up an assist and a goal to seal a 2-0 win. three goals and an assist in 4 matches in the SPL…. Not bad. He may be the USMNT player I’m the most excited about.

    • USMNT may actually be building multiple legit attacking weapons for once. Should be exciting to watch. I have always thought we need to try a ton of goals because that’s what a nonsoccer fan viewer wants to see.

  4. Eric Wynalda seems to be doing pretty well with the Las Vegas Lights!
    Really like how the USMNT is playing. Convinced me to get tickets for the games played in the Linc this summer when hopefully the team will play here.

    • OneManWolfpack says:

      Should be fun to see Pulisic, Sargent, Weah, McKinnie, etc. playing with this group. Might have a little something here

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