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News roundup: Union beat Reading, Julie Ertz interview, sell-out crowd for Seattle Reign

Photo: Glenn Riegel, courtesy of Reading United

Philadelphia Union

Deets on Alumni Night, August 24th, when the Union play D.C. United. Vincent Nogueira will make a cameo and reveal why he returned to France in 2016.

The Union and Reading United played a friendly last night, which wasn’t streamed. Anthony Fontana had the lone goal. Sergio Santos picked up a minor ankle injury in the first half. Andrew Wooten started, coming off in the 56th minute. More over on Joe Tansey’s Twitter feed.

Is the glass half empty or half full?

This just in: Vincent Nogueira will not be at Alumni Night.


Carli Lloyd, whose birthday was yesterday, is now an ambassador for NJ Youth Soccer.


Atlanta’s Brek Shea is out for the rest of the season because of a “destroyed” knee.

A Red Bulls fan tries to explain how Atlanta became America’s soccer hotbed.

D.C.’s Luciano Acosta lost his suspension appeal, so he’ll miss a second game.

Minnesota signed Finnish midfielder Robin Lod.

Arsenal topped the Rapids in a friendly.


Reign FC sold out single-match tickets for their World Cup Homecoming Match.

Speaking of Reign FC, they traded midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight to the Washington Spirit for goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme.

The Inquirer caught up with Julie Ertz.

Around the globe

An Iranian soccer star’s sister wants women to be allowed at his matches.

Trivia of the day

Apparently, Alexi Lalas is a singer-songwriter in a retro radio-friendly sort of way. Better musician than a soccer celebrity, I say.


  1. Alexi Lalas in a recording studio should be illegal.

  2. Nice story about Ertz. Well done, Jonathan!

  3. Mayor Kenney is going to hold a press conference today at 2 p.m. to announce an initiative to build mini pitches across the city over the next five years. Union Foundation is involved. Alejandro Bedoya will be speaking at the presser. Sounds very cool.

  4. Some of the names for the alumni day are baffling. Is anybody at all desperate to see Toni Stahl or JT Noone? Bakary Soumare?

    • Soumare? how long was he here? i know he didn’t like it here and went back to Fire. so weird

    • SilverRey says:

      Only 10yrs – you have to take history where you can get it.
      It’s good to see that guys want to come back for this.

  5. OneManWolfpack says:

    Ahh Noguiera… I wonder if he realizes how much he was/is loved here? I wonder if he cares? Would be cool if he actually did came back for Alumni Night

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