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News Roundup: Aaronson is Union Player of the Month, Rooney Sees Red, Champions League Quarterfinals

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Philadelphia Union

Alejandro Bedoya continues the Union’s streak of MLS Team of the Week appearances. Kai Wagner also made the bench.

It was a big month for Brenden Aaronson! A debut goal and four consecutive starts earned him the Union’s Player of the Month award. 

As part of the Union’s Greener Goals campaign, the club is hosting a community cleanup event on April 14th. More information about the event, prizes and sign ups can be found here.

Last year’s Parley jerseys looked great. But, will it be another all white Adidas MLS kit? The team is hosting a Launch Party on April 17th at King of Prussia. 

Want to see Ale Bedoya’s game winner again? Here’s how it all happened.


Here’s a quick review of all the games from this weekend. The Union have the third best expected goals statistic in the league.

Wayne Rooney deserved to be sent off. But did you catch the kick out by Robert Ziegler on Fafa Picault?

Can the Union play with anyone in the league right now? Jim Curtin thinks so.

There’s a bunch of stars in this edition of Team of the Week. LAFC’s Diego Rossi also takes home Player of the Week.

PSG, Fenerbahce, Man United? Where in the world will Luciano Acosta end up?


Play your kids? Not for this 74 year old Israeli.

Nike has been having success with female specific World Cup jerseys. Men’s cuts of the jerseys are also selling well.

The beautiful game still has an ugly racism issue.

Is today’s Champions League Quarterfinal the biggest match of Mauricio Pochettino’s life?

Who ya got? Porto travels to Anfield to face Liverpool in the second UCL Quarterfinal.



  1. how wagner isn’t the player of the month…

  2. Posted this in yesterday’s roundup but I don’t think it was really noticed:
    Chicago Fire are seeking to buy out of their stadium contract and move into the city. Would be setting a precedent for what many have said they want the Union to do.

    • Really sucks to be Bridgeview (or Chester) and be stuck with a huge empty stadium that no one uses….

      • Jeremy Lane says:

        Bridgeview is actually all about it. The stadium hasn’t actually been good for them, and this relieves the town of most of the financial burden.

    • So MLS is going to backtrack and let a team move into a football stadium? Maybe the Fire should try not sucking, because people aren’t going to go to a stadium no matter where it is if the team is bad.

    • I don’t really know chicago well or Soldier Field, but I recall reading a piece in the NY Times a good 5 or 6 years ago that detailed studies MLS had done — in this case the teams front and center in the piece were Kansas City and New England. Kansas City is seen as a blueprint for success (though the team’s stadium seems in a remote, sports complex-like area). New England and Bob Kraft’s son who mostly oversees the Revolution, were convinced that moving to downtown Boston would greatly enhance the team’s brand and boost its revenue.

      Clearly, the math must not be overwhelming, or it would have happened. The cost of building a downtown stadium is an investment many MLS owners aren’t willing to make. But I can’t tell how much of that is smarts vs. stubbornness. If Chicago secures a move, it will be an interesting test case.

    • BeatThatDeadHorse says:

      This franchise will never succeed outside of Philadelphia city limits.

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