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News roundup: Fabian called up for Mexico friendlies, Arena is Revs coach, Reading and West Chester in Open Cup action tonight, more

Philadelphia Union

Tata Martino called up Marco Fabian for Mexico’s pre-Gold Cup friendlies. The Union could be without Marco Fabian, Andre Blake and Warren Creavalle on June 8 for the Red Bulls game.

Brotherly Game asks, “Are the Philadelphia Union the team to beat in the East?”

FIFA.com sat down with Doolsta.


John Hughes died. He played for Temple and coached not only in Philly but also South Jersey.

76ers owner Josh Harris bought Spanish second division side Alcorcón.

Ocean City Nor’easters won last night, 2-0, in a friendly against FC Monmouth.


The New England Revolution brought on Bruce Arena as head coach and sporting director. He joins three other MLS coaches who hold dual duties.

Don Garber hinted that more team charter flights and an earlier start to the season could be coming soon.

In this Denver Post article, the writer throws in Bethlehem Steel’s Brendan Burke name as a coach who could fix the Rapids’ mess.

Jeff Larentowicz has appeared in 400 MLS matches.

After cancer and 14 months on sideline, D.C. United’s Chris Odoi-Atsem is back.


Sky Blue continues to look for consistency after another loss to the Washington Spirit.

Reign FC brought in forwards Ifeoma Onumonu and Maegan Kelly as National Team Replacement players.

Open Cup

Tonight, Reading United play Louisville City at 7, and West Chester United play Birmingham Legion at 8. Both games are on ESPN+.

Women’s World Cup

Organizers have sold more than 760,000 of the goal of 1.3 million tickets. Also, 7 games are sold out and 12 others should be sold out within a few days.

Sam Kerr to lead Australia’s squad.

Germany also announced its roster for the long plane ride to France.

U.S. Soccer

U-17s down Canada again; reach final of Concacaf Championship.

Soccer America suggest a rule change: No goal kicks or punts over the halfway line.

Around the globe

UEFA set to seek Manchester City’s ban from Champions League.

Antoine Griezmann set for Barcelona after announcing Atlético departure.

Roma captain Daniele De Rossi to leave club after 18 years.

Vatican launches women’s team with pope’s blessing. Team to make its debut against AS Roma’s women’s team on May 26.

The third-tier football club labelled “terrorists” in Turkey.


  1. Caught some of Nashville’s Cup game last night – Derrick Jones got the start.
    He looked alright, especially defensively, but he seemed reluctant to attack forward either on the dribble or with a pass. To be fair, he has not got a ton of minutes recently and is on a new team but it is also something that the Union had mentioned they wanted him to do more of here.

  2. Andy Muenz says:

    Union could have roster problems in June and early July with the call ups. They currently only have 23 players on the roster so if there are any injuries or suspensions, we may see additional games without being able to bring the full 18.

  3. The Truth says:

    Of course Josh Harris buys a soccer team. Of course it’s not the U.

  4. Just what Fabian needs to get properly situated: more time away from the team at the expense of practice and playing time with his (still?!!??) new teammates. Don’t get me wrong; I’m never one for preventing a player from representing his or her country when the opportunity presents itself. Merely lamenting that the opportunity will come at a time when we’re all starting to get just a tad uncomfortable with how he clearly doesn’t quite fit yet.

  5. With Creavalle away for June 8th and Jones in Nashville, does James Chambers get a call up to be the D-mid on the bench?

    • GungaDin says:

      Chambers would pretty much be a like for like with Creavalle but can he play in MLS with no 1st team contract?

    • Old Soccer Coach says:

      Would be at 17 counting the pool goal keeper you my unchecked count.
      McKenzie, Real intl duty. Fontana, Freese hurt. Jones loaned out.
      Creavalle, Blake, and Fabián as mentioned above.

  6. Old Soccer Coach says:

    Field players may b called up on extreme hardship emergency contracts ONLY if there are fewer than 14 field players available, I believe I remember. Check MLS rules summary available to the public.
    No USLC players.

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