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News roundup: Union dominate, Steel scores a lot but still draws, and USWNT roster announced

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Philadelphia Union

The Union had an explosive second half, burying the Revolution after ending the first half 1-1.

Ilsinho’s very Ilsinho goal is up for Goal of the Week.

Local, New English, and national coverage.

In case you haven’t heard, Cory Burke will be away from the team for at least three months with visa issues. It is likely this means he also won’t be playing with Jamaica when they come to the US in June for the Gold Cup.

Matt Freese is also going to be unavailable for at least a month.

Aaronson’s early departure was due to a left hip injury. No word yet if this will cause him to miss future games.

The waterfront development promised to Chester may finally be happening.


Bethlehem Steel FC went down to Virginia to have a shootout with Loudon United, eventually drawing 3-3.

Reading United will be hosting Philadelphia Lone Star for the start of the 2019 US Open Cup this Wednesday. Fans can watch in-person at Alvernia University, or on ESPN+.


The Columbus Crew had an opening goal called back after Ted Unkel and the Video Assistant Referee Kevin Terry Jr. decided that Will Trapp tripped Luciano Acosta.

Portland fans have joined Whitecaps fans in demanding the team respond to allegations of abuse. Which is necessary at this point, because the Vancouver front office is blocking reporters covering the abuse investigation from attending press availabilities.

Big Country may be the interim head coach, but the Colorado Rapids still have a lot of problems to work out.

Looking to address their -7 goal differential, the Timbers have signed a designated player from Liga MX, Brian Fernandez.

Is Atlanta turning it around, or is Sporting Kansas City still reeling from their CCL blowout?

After exchanging goals and the lead a few times, the New York Red Bulls beat visiting LA Galaxy 3-2.

LAFC, touted as the dominant MLS team early in the season, is celebrating a home draw against 10th in the East Chicago.

Fanendo Adi is feeling growing pains in Kentucky Ohio.


A late goal and a Katie Johnson red card saw the Utah Royals beat the Chicago Red Stars, keeping the SLC team perfect on the season and earning their third straight 1-0 win.

The Courage remain undefeated, but couldn’t pull ahead when Sky Blue FC came down to North Carolina.

Kealia Ohai and the Houston Dash kept the Orlando Pride on the struggle bus, beating the Floridians 1-0.

US Soccer

Jill Ellis announced the US roster for this summer’s Women’s World Cup.

It’s a young lineup, so players like Rose Lavelle will need to step up to see the US win for the fourth time.

Aly Wagner thinks at least one pick should have been different.

Christian Pulisic had a great weekend when scored an all-hustle goal against Werder Bremen, and found out he’ll be playing in the Champions League next season.

The U17 Men came from behind to beat Canada 3-2 in their CONCACAF Championship opener, thanks in part to this free kick from Gio Reyna.


Sixth place Manchester United is so distraught over such an embarrassing season that they’re considering cancelling their Player of the Year award.

Franck Ribéry, who made ten Bundesliga appearances this season, is officially retiring at thirty-six.

Mainz 05 player Karim Onisiwo suffered a concussion in this weekend’s game against RB Leipzig but kept playing. He scored a goal in the forty third minute, but couldn’t recall doing so at the half and was removed from the game.


  1. Tansey’s article linked above has a lot ot feel good about. Nice to hear that Bedoya is able to get such a positive reaction out of the team. I think good teams need those strong, veteran captains who can properly apply boots to asses. Bravo to Bedoya.

    How about Santos and Przybylko as a starting tandem up top? It won’t ever be as easy as it was against the comically inept New England back line, but these gents are going to score goals in MLS. I’m feeling pretty optimistic.Next three matches will be a real test.

    • Jim O'Leary says:

      I suspect Santos isn’t 90 minutes fit yet. In the context of Burke being gone for the summer and Picault needing to play out of a funk, I’m fine with them easing Santos back into the starting lineup.

      In a few weeks though- yeah that pairing could be amazing.

  2. Burke gone for at least 3 months leaves only 25 on the Union roster. MLS primary transfer window closes tomorrow.

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