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News roundup: USL fines Bethlehem for poor field conditions, more from WC

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Mark McKenzie will be the ambassador for Future Soccer Stars Foundation’s PlayDay on June 21st.

Here’s the Union’s own news roundup.

Relive Philly’s victory over NYRB with these images from the match.


The USL has fined Bethlehem Steel for poor conditions at LaSalle University’s McCarthy Stadium, where the Union’s USL affiliate is playing this month so that the problematic field at the Union’s Talen Energy Stadium can rest and solidify. (The Steel had been playing at Talen because new USL regulations regarding stadium lighting forced the Steel to move from Goodman Stadium in Bethlehem.) Visiting Nashville SC had little in the way of locker room amenities and met among a group of folding chairs set up next to the bleachers.



It’s been 2 years since their last match, so here’s a look into Saint Louis FC before tomorrow night’s match at La Salle University’s McCarthy Stadium at 8pm.

Burke believes Bethlehem still has a lot left to play for heading into Saturday night’s game.


How do Concacaf nations rank entering the Gold Cup kicking off tomorrow.

The US Open Cup round of 16 matches have been unveiled after the draw.

The 8 USL players who showed next-level talent in the first round of the Open Cup.

Austin FC sets MLS record with largest number of season ticket membership deposits secured in a single day.


Already a controversial topic, Hope Solo has added fuel to the fire by criticizing the USWNT and their celebration over their 13-0 win over Thailand.

The USWNT inspires fans of all ages and genders.

What’s next for the US U-20’s?


Manchester United vs Tottenham headlines Amazon’s English Premier League debut for he 2019/2020 season.

After his club record transfer from Chelsea, Eden Hazard was unveiled to 50,000 Real Madrid fans at Bernabeu.

Neymar met with Sao Paulo police over Paris rape allegation.


  1. I hope the Union get a big refund for that pitch job from the offseason. Has been an unmitigated disaster. It’s an embarrassment. Not even fit for a death metal festival.

    • I agree.
      The weather was a big factor – the spring didn’t warm up sufficiently to get the grass out of dormancy until really late this year, so they didn’t start rooting early enough.
      That’s where you need to bring in grow lights, which they really should have started in Feb. They skimped (shocking, I know) and didn’t bring any in. SKC meanwhile, owns their own lights and invested in a soil temp control system – all as part of their regular field management.

  2. Andy Muenz says:

    While any Spurs game is clearly the highlight of the week, I think you mean Manchester United vs Chelsea is the headliner (at least based on the schedule posted in the article).

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