Daily news roundups

News roundup: Toronto lose and Houston win in CCL, Union vs. D.C. tonight, Champions League draws

Photo: Earl Gardner

Philadelphia Union

The preseason match against D.C. United will be streamed tonight at 7 on the Union website.

Philly Sports Network looks at the Union’s MLS opponents.

Interview with David Accam.


In Concacaf Champions League action, Toronto were trounced by Club Atletico Independiente, 4-0, while Houston won, 1-0, against CD Guastatoya thanks to DaMarcus Beasley’s goal.

Will Wayne Rooney‘s second season be good as his first?

The Red Bulls’ Aaron Long and Tim Parker deserve pay increases. Word!

Youth Soccer

Interesting thread about unnecessary travel in youth soccer.

Around the globe

Mix Diskerud scored twice in Ulsan Hyundai’s AFC Champions League victory.

FIFA will decide the host of the Women’s World Cup in secret.

A couple nil-nil draws yesterday in the Champions League with Liverpool/Bayern Munich and Barcelona/Lyon.

The Italian team that lost 20-0 and only fielded seven players has been kicked out of Serie C.

The Washington Post‘s Steven Goff on soccer reporting during the sport’s rise in the USA.

Highlight of the day

Well played, Australian social media director:


  1. DMB – ugh. i just realized one of you knuckleheads will immediately think Dave Matthews… — DMB for the win! dude is ageless. those black Houston kits look good on tv. Yahoo Sports app is clunky and not intuitive but got the job done.

  2. Wow. Toronto. The highlights should be set to Yakety Sax. That was some dire defending, if it could even rise to the occasion of being called defending. I wonder when the good will from winning the title will run out.

  3. John O'Donnell Jr says:

    So is anyone still on that Ali Curtis bandwagon?

    Fired New York legend Mike Petke who guided the team to the 2013 supporters shield, the first silverware the club ever won and the next season made it to the eastern conference finals.
    Hires Jesse Marsch who basically pushes Curtis out.

    Now starts with Toronto FC by letting Giovinco walk and the team takes a beating in Panama to a team who plays in a stadium with a capacity of 3,000.

    Looks like @Unionbox might have got this one right when he took a pass on Curtis.

    • He hasn’t even been in charge for 2 months. And he took over a team that finished 19th of 21 teams (9th in the east). And it finished 19th with Giovinco on the squad. I don’t think he’s anywhere near the front of the line for who gets blamed.

  4. Does anyone know if the game vs DC tonight will be available via YouTube as well?

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