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News roundup: Union and Steel at home this weekend, and fans can vote for their favorite all stars

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Union

The Union in the news.

In case you needed additional reasons to watch Philly take on Portland at home tomorrow night at 7:30pm, it’s also Dollar Dog night.

It’s a good time to be a sports fan in Philly, and that includes the Union.

Fans can vote for players nominated for the 2019 MLS All Star Game Fan XI, including eight Philly players.

Phang got up to some vandalism yesterday…

Steel

The Steel will face reigning champs, Louisville City FC on Sunday at 2:00pm in Chester, and Brendan Burke knows it will be a challenge.

MLS

The full list of 192 players who have been nominated by the media for the MLS All Star Fan XI vote.

The best move each team made in the primary transfer window this year.

Raheem Sterling says the MLS may be in his (long term) future.

US

U.S. Soccer and Relevent Sports go to court over match hosting dispute between Ecuador’s Barcelona and Guayaquil in Florida.

Is DaMarcus Beasley the most underrated American soccer star of all time?

World

Borussia Dortmund is looking to catch Bayern Munich.

And they’re enforcing the ban on selling their players to Bayern Munich, their arch rivals.

Senegal scored the fastest goal in U-20 World Cup history, 9.6 seconds.

George Best’s bronze statue in Belfast hasn’t been receiving the greatest reviews from fans.

10 Comments

  1. No disrespect to Marco, but have any of the “members of the media” actually been following the Union this year? In what world does he get nominated over Wagner, Jamiro or Aaronson? This clearly has nothing to do with on-field performance but rather is a blatant marketing/PR move. I get that this is a business and have nothing against marketing, but All-Star selections should only be based on performance.

  2. Couldn’t agree with you more…

  3. Bold move by Philly PR to have Phang cheer on a staged act of vandalism. How soon before the stunt is blamed for an actual act of vandalism to a fan’s actual car when these team’s meet for real?

    • HopkinsMD says:

      I appreciate your diplomatic use of the word “bold.”
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      It will be difficult for them to defend this PR stunt… a classic “intent vs. impact” case.
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      Of course, I’m making the assumption that it is not their intent to (1) endorse vandalism as funny or encourage others to vandalize or (2) appeal to the hooligan marketing demographic.

  4. MLS: What is everyone doing for Soccer For All Month?
    SKC: We’re releasing a pride-themed kit.
    Timers: We’re partnering with Special Olympics Oregon
    LAFC: We’re celebrating women in sports
    Union: We’re planning a publicity stunt where our mascot encourages people to destroy a rival fan’s car.
    MLS: *facepalm*

  5. Andy Muenz says:

    Both McKenzie and Real are on the bench today against Ukraine. Apparently McKenzie is not yet match fit.

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