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News Roundup: Union take home MLS honors, Timbers new star, and Manchester City retake Premier League lead

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Philadelphia Union

After a great week, three Union players feature in the MLS Team of the Week. Kacper Przybylko and Haris Medunjanin make the XI. Carlos Miguel Coronel makes the bench.

A mountain of injuries, late suspensions and fatigue. Jim Curtin still got the Union to perform. He’s the MLS Coach of the Week.

What changes did the Union make to score 5 goals in the second half Saturday?

Another goal, another Goal of the Week nomination for Ilsinho. You can vote here.

Cory Burke may not be on the field, but he’s definitely still with the team.

MLS

The Union were frustrated with the officials at the half. At least they aren’t the Columbus Crew.

All the key points from Week 10. Matt Doyle discusses the Union’s important depth.

Is Atlanta starting to find their groove? Ezequiel Barco is the MLS Player of the Week.

There’s a whole lot of Ilsinho in this one, Week 10’s best plays.

The Portland Timbers visit to Chester on the 25th just got more interesting. Brian Fernandez has joined Portland from Necaxa.

World 

Manchester City keeps winning. They have a 1 point lead over Liverpool heading into the final match.

Can Liverpool overcome their 3-0 defeat at Barcelona for another trip to the UCL Final?

Why the Women’s World Cup is so important for Latin America.

Iker Casillas is out of the hospital after suffering a heart attack during Porto training.

 

6 Comments

  1. If you haven’t seen Kompany’s strike for City, go find a clip online. The man uncorked a missle. I was really hoping they’d slip up, and it looked after 70 that they just might, but then came that goal out of nowhere. I suppose there’s technically a chance that Brighton can nick points of City next weekend and that Liverpool may be fit enough to beat an extremely good Wolves side after what’s sure to be a taxing match against Barcelona today, but I’m not counting on it. Fair play to City. They’ve just been otherworldly.

    • Kompany delivering what could be the deciding goal for the title is poetic. just an amazing team this year. i love that decision day matters. fantastic year in the EPL.

      • OneManWolfpack says:

        Poor Liverpool… poor, poor Liverpool… and I’m not really even a fan of theirs. Gonna hurt when they finish with 97 POINTS & ONE LOSS (assuming they win Sunday)… and still lose the title by a point

  2. i voted for Ilsinho, but they’re all getting crushed but Barco, despite it not being the best of the bunch.

    • OneManWolfpack says:

      Stupid popularity contest. The best goal wins maybe half the time. The rest is just the certain teams and their fans voting like crazy for their guy

  3. Tim Jones says:

    I would have said the formation shift in the second half might have been to what Bethlehem has played all season, 4-2-2-0-2, but with better awareness of checking back into the 0 space from Monteiro than the Steel usually manage and better mobility forward into that same space from Bedoya and Medunjanin.
    .
    Whatever Curtin called it, the tactical flexibility of the basic shape is clear.

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