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News roundup: McKenzie anointed U-20 captain, USL sues UPSL, Mal Pugh article, more

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Philadelphia Union

Mark McKenzie will be the U-20 World Cup captain, and Jack Elliott is getting a new contract.

Alejandro Bedoya has been charged with embellishment in the 64th minute of Saturday’s Seattle match. The mysterious entity that is the Disciplinary Committee fined him an undisclosed amount.

A Brotherly Game contributor reflected on last month’s doubleheader at Talen.


Midfielder Sal Zizzo announced his retirement yesterday. He’s been without a team since Atlanta cut him after the 2018 season.

Vancouver allegedly plays the Red Bulls tonight. The Whitecaps’ flight last night was cancelled in Kansas City.

ESPN published this piece over the weekend on Chris Wondolowski, but it’s still a good read.


Hack is back! Bethlehem Steel hosts Louisville City on Sunday at 2:00 PM.

Coaches react to a potential “head injury substitution” rule change for 2020.

The USL is suing the UPSL for trademark infringement.

U.S. Soccer

ESPN has an excellent article on Mal Pugh, and Yahoo! has one on Lindsey Horan.

The women’s team is aiming to play at D.C. United’s Audi Field in November.

Rose Lavelle’s mural was unveiled in Cincinnati:

Around the globe

Premier League broadcast rights rise to $12 billion.

Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the Europa League final against Chelsea on May 29th in Azerbaijan because of safety concerns.

For news junkies, the FIFA ticket fiasco is the gift that keeps on giving.

Man City and Liverpool earned a combined 195 Premier League points in 2018-19. That’s not a good thing, according to a Yahoo! contributor in this quick post.

The death a Bolivian referee puts altitude matches under spotlight.


  1. el Pachyderm says:

    If you’re going to be charged with something… in today’s world- embellishment ain’t so bad.
    Chin up.

    • Hopefully we don’t find out at 6 am Saturday he is also receiving a one match suspension!

      • Only in MLS is this possible.
        Also for what its worth, theres no justification to even fine him for that. That gets called as a foul if it occurs outside the box. Admittedly goes down easily, but ive seen far worse get no repercussions

  2. el Pachyderm says:

    listening to the mid week presser is one of my favorite parts of being a Union Supporter. I seldom ever miss one. All this to say, this year’s have become so much more enojyable. I feel bouyed and not listless as so often was the case as the skipper and media had to, “bring out your dead in that room.”
    Jim… it doesn’t matter a hill to you, but after almost 4 years, many many opinions of doubt and doubt being lifted only to fall upon doubt again, I doff my cap and have become a full supporter of your tenure. Keep it up.

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