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News roundup: Fabian might be out again, USMNT won and Messi in MLS?

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Philadelphia Union

Some late news, but it looks like Marco Fabian will be suspended for tomorrow’s match as supplementary discipline for the red card ejection two weekends ago.

Read Adam Cann’s tactical preview before the Union take on the Crew, Saturday at 7:30.

Medunjanin talks preparing for Columbus and heading back home this Saturday.

If you’re taking the train from Center City to the match, good news, you can take it back after the match.

A few lacrosse players from the Philadelphia Wings came to hang out during training, proving that they too can juggle a soccer ball and Fontana can juggle a lacrosse ball.

Bethlehem Steel

The Steel need to reestablish themselves at home this Sunday at 6 PM against Memphis after losing to Carolina in their home opener.

Two weeks ago Zach Zandi had a debut to remember against Birmingham Legion that we’re still talking about.


Messi asked Pity Martinez about playing in MLS for unknown reasons that have only sparked unbridled hope in MLS fans’ hearts. Is he coming to the MLS??

MLS Commissioner, Don Garber discussed expansion, new gaming deal with MGM and of course, Beckham on Yahoo! Finance TV.

Columbus’ star goalkeeper, Zack Steffen will not be playing in the match against the Union on Saturday due to a minor knee injury that’s caused him to miss training and the USMNT camp.

The City of Miami won a lawsuit challenging Beckham’s new Inter Miami stadium.

Nashville SC now plans to open their new stadium for the start of the 2022 season, playing at Nissan Stadium until their stadium is built.


The USMNT beat Ecuador 1-0 in an international friendly last night.

Reading way into Berhalter’s USMNT lineup last night and in the future.

The US U20 and U23 national teams have kicked off training in Spain before their international matches.

The USWNT has called up 24 players for training camp ahead of April friendlies before the Women’s World Cup.


What to expect in the new era for Mexico’s national team as Tata Martino coaches his first match tonight.

Ronaldo scored a hat trick and was then fined €20,000 by UEFA after his “obscene” celebration during Juventus’ win over Atletico Madrid  in a Champions League match.

Messi is back, looking to finally win a trophy for Argentina.


  1. FFS, we have to ask SEPTA if there’s a train back for fans. team can’t communicate that?! what does that communication team get paid for? [looks on social…]
    – cute lacrosse soccer(?) vid
    – wishing Villanova well
    – a bad poster design
    – useful detour driving directions
    – U-Ride (lol, if they don’t strand you at the bar) info
    nope, no SEPTA info.

    • The majority of the stadium comes by car. Another large chunk doesn’t live in the city. The Union knows these things. They’re not going to address the SEPTA issue because then they’d have to acknowledge A) they’re not in the city of Philadelphia and B) suburbanites and their kids spend much more dough than average city Joes.
      I did the train thing in college. It ain’t timely and it ain’t cheap. I don’t see that changing anytime soon. Missing the hourly train after a night game somehow feels worse than seeing the team lose. Best to suck it up, designate a driver, and find some street parking in Chester.

      • Not everyone has or wants a car.

        Access to public transportation is fundimental to any team

  2. Mckennie’s injury looked plain awful. Poor kid needs to stop playing unnecessarily physical if he wants his career to last past 25. Zardes’ goal was had me laughing out loud. Adams looked tremendous, even pulling strings from RB. Pulisic looked off (Chelsea is going to be so good for him, right? Right?!). The whole performance was…underwhelming. Tactics and roster wise, I get the feeling I’m going to really enjoy the Berhalter era.
    Fabian being unavailable will no doubt mean Aaronson gets more minutes. I also suspect Fontana will get a run. If only Jonesy were available. This is what we’ve been waiting for. The kids are taking over and they’ll be more than alright.

  3. I’m taking a wait and see approach to Berhaltef, and I know he’s trying things, but some of it just seems foolish and unecessary. I will never understand the Will Trapp love. Great MLS guy but just obviously not international level. Play Adams where he prefers and doesn’t have to learn. Play Yedlin where he prefers and doesn’t have to learn. Give someone else a shot over Zardes (he did have one of his better games last night). Some of these things just seem obvious, and you don’t get a ton of time to tinker with the national team. I just hope we get it together soon, things have looked just… off for the last year or so. At least we’re getting wins.

  4. It’s such BS that MLS disciplinary is never quick or transparent with punishments. Hopefully Jim and Ernst knew earlier that Marco is out another game, but to have it leaked by Ale two days before a match is lame. It should have been stated the next day after his red card that he is out two games.

    • I don’t understand why this wasn’t decided last week. Why did they wait until this week to tack on extra games?

      I actually like Ale’s trolling. Union FO rarely has a handle on ‘the message’, let alone any control over it…

    • I don’t know why they do it that way, but they are consistent. In the days leading up to the opener they announced some guy got an extra game for what he did in the final game of last season. It’s pretty stupid but they must have some reason to not announce it until just before the next game.

  5. With Fabian out, this is going to be a thin squad this weekend. I hope Monteiro is ready to go. And that Accam is at least part of the way back. Might be an opportunity for him. Nobody better get hurt on Sat.


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