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News roundup: Union sign Wagner and confirm negotiations with Fabian, two preseason victories and a Beckham statue

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In case you missed it, the Union signed left back Kai Wagner. Tanner and Curtin answer the why Kai question.

Speculate no more, on Wednesday afternoon Tanner confirmed that the Union are in contact and negotiations with Marco Fabian.

Union defeated Birmingham Legion FC, 3-1 in preseason scrimmage. Here’s what Curtin had to say about the scrimmage.

MLS Soccer’s Bobby Warshaw named Mbaizo as one of his top five players poised for a big 2019 season.

An inside look at the Union’s strength and conditioning training.

Local

Bethlehem Steel beat Chargers Soccer Club, 3-2 in their second preseason match on Wednesday.

With the finalized 2019 schedule out, this is happening:

MLS

Other preseason matches and scrimmages across the MLS:

  • Chicago 1, Fuenlabrada 0
  • New England 3, Dynamo Kyiv 1
  • Orlando 1, Louisville City 0
  • Montreal 2, Nashville SC 0
  • Minnesota 0, Houston 0
  • Portland 3, Herediano 0
  • DC United 1, Cincinnati 1
  • Phoenix 2, Sporting KC 3

The Union’s Mbaizo is listed at number two, but here’s Warshaw’s list of five players he expects to have a stronger season.

ExtraTime Radio discusses what signing Marco Fabian could mean for the Union and where he’d fall in MLS’ no. 10’s, plus much more.

The LA Galaxy will apparently unveil a statue of David Beckham before the team’s season opener on March 2.

Inter Miami FC have ruled out Marlins Park for their home field in 2020 and plan to announce a temporary home soon.

Meanwhile, Nashville’s CEO has confirmed the newest club will play in Nissan Stadium starting in 2020.

World

After breaking MLS transfer records, Almiron isn’t fazed by the Premier League.

Speaking of the Premier League, here’s what to watch for this weekend.

Dorset Police have confirmed the identity of the body recovered from the plane crash in the Channel is Cardiff City’s Emiliano Sala.

Barcelona and Real Madrid tied, 1-1 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey semifinal.

UEFA is considering doing away with their away goals rule after a number of high-profile managers voiced their opposition to the rule.

11 Comments

  1. The Becks statue is so silly. Any statue for a living person is pretty silly. There are few exceptions and a guy who played somewhere for less than a decade (in the twilight of his career) ain’t one of them.

  2. Thanks for posting the EPL preview!
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    Marco Fabian to Union!!! Getting excited for the season!
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    Was planning to go to the season ticket pickup event tonight but can’t make it. Seems 1000 have RSVP’ed.

  3. A statue of a movie character is pretty silly….Oh wait.

  4. el Pachyderm says:

    too bad Marlins Park ruled out for Miami FC… it’s twerking so well in NYCFC.

  5. Still trying to learn what the meaning or timeline of “on the verge” and “close to” is. News of Marco Fabian broke on Tuesday so when it still hasn’t happened, I get a little nervous. Been waiting on Harper for Phillies too so I guess I should be used to it.

  6. Marco is signed. Details coming soon.
    https://t.co/TT0eSipd4Q?amp=1

  7. John P. O'Donnell Jr. says:

    Welcome to new age the new age….

  8. He’s ours now!
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    Here’s to hoping it works out well for player and team

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