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News roundup: All-Stars, expansion news, Jamiro back, CP in blue

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Philadelphia Union

Good news: Jamiro Monteiro is back training with the club.

Jim Curtin isn’t pointing fingers amidst team’s defensive struggles.

MLS

MLS All-Stars fell 3-0 to Atletico Madrid. So they’re better than Real Madrid?

The league uses the break as a sort of conference among stakeholders. Here’s what came out of it:

USL

Some good reading ahead of the Flint City Bucks versus Reading USL2 final. How a traffic cop keeps saving the Bucks.

U.S. Soccer

Who will replace Jill Ellis as skipper of the #1 team in the world?

Christian Pulisic looked very at home in Chelsea’s friendly versus Jesse Marsch’s Red Bull Salzburg squad. He picked up two goals and drew a penalty in the 4-1 win.

12 Comments

  1. The Jill Ellis link takes you to the traffic cop article.

  2. there were some good articles in my feed on Ellis replacement with the GM position coming first: Kate Markgraf is leader for that position and after the tom sermanni hire not working out, they’re looking for a woman candidate though three men and only one woman are in the running.

    https://www.starsandstripesfc.com/uswnt-news/2019/7/31/20748926/kate-markgraf-usa-uswnt-gm-general-manager

    here’s the frontrunner list:
    https://twitter.com/grantwahl/status/1156625787229020161?s=21

  3. Scott of Nazareth says:

    Just get to 32 teams already. 4 divisions with 8 teams.
    .
    Northeast = PHI, NYRB, NYFC, NE, MON, TOR, CLB & DC
    .
    Southeast = CIN, ATL, ORL, CHI, MIAMI, NASHVILLE, St Louis, Charlotte (or Raleigh)
    .
    Midwest = KC, MIN, SLC, COL, DAL, HOU, AUSTIN & Phoenix
    .
    West = VAN, SEA, POR, SJ, LAG, LAFC, Sacramento & San Diego
    .
    Basically leaves Detroit, Cleveland, one of the Carolina teams, Las Vegas on the outside looking in…

    • I like the alignment, though I’m not sure putting purely from a “what’s in a name” perspective, I can’t imagine putting Chicago into a division named “southeast.”
      .
      You could move DC into the SE and then put Chicago into the NE, but that (of course) would split up the DC – NYRB rivalry. (And, yeah, the DC – Philly one too.)
      .
      Like I said, overall I like it. Play teams in your division 3 times; play teams in the “other” division of your conference twice each. That’s a total of 37 matches. Not a bad schedule – though I doubt MLS wouldn’t want no games between “east” and “west.”

    • el Pachyderm says:

      I get it and from an American Soccer game in the pocket of the NFL I understand but this is killing me to read.

      • In Tanner We Trust says:

        England has nearly perfected it, but it doesn’t quite work here- at least not yet

      • Scott of Nazareth says:

        Or… Go to 40, add Detroit, Cleveland, Raleigh/Charlotte, Las Vegas, San Antonio, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and lets say New Orleans.
        .
        MLS1 and MLS2 and go super aggressive on Pro/Rel between the two each year with maybe 8-10 teams switching.

  4. Andy Muenz says:

    Don’t forget to mention that Steel plays Hartford at 5pm tonight at Talen!

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