Daily news roundups

News roundup: Ale the media darling, Rooney trades one DC for another, Atlanta advance in Open Cup

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Philadelphia Union

Pretty cool, Alejandro Bedoya is still in the news:

Sure, it’s Wednesday, but no harm in reflecting on Sunday’s match. Right, De George and Tannenwald?


As reported, Wayne Rooney is leaving D.C. United for Derby County, at the end of the season. Here are some deep thoughts by ESPN and the Washington City Paper.

D.C. was busy yesterday, wheeling and dealing like Lucius Malfoy at a Death Eaters convention. They also traded for fan un-favorite, Felipe Martins, and they’re allegedly pursuing Mesut Özil.

In Open Cup action, Orlando lost to Atlanta, 2-0. Portland play Minnesota tonight at Allianz Field.

Inter Miami has signed three players, all teenagers from South America.

FC Cincinnati waived veteran midfielder Eric Alexander. I believe the cliche is MLS journeyman.

Minnesota loaned keeper Bobby Shuttleworth to Sacramento Republic for the rest of the season.


ICYMI, Sky Blue’s Aug. 18 match against Reign FC has moved to Red Bull Arena.

Orlando Pride’s Sydney Leroux returned to training less than six weeks after giving birth to her daughter, Roux.

Around the globe

Disney to bundle Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for $13 a month, starting in November.

German third-division club Chemnitzer FC sacked their captain for sympathizing with neo-Nazi groups.

Young hopefuls at Chelsea were abused for years by a “prolific and manipulative” coach as staff at the club “turned a blind eye.”

The African soccer confederation cleared one of its vice presidents for head-butting a referee.

Highlight of the day


  1. i think i commented here years ago i had a dream that Mesut Özil was coming to Philly. what a ridiculous dream at the time. to go to DC, now… that is cruel.

    totally doing Hulu etc bundle if i’m grandfathered in with current ESPN+ subscription.

    NWSL need to shore up Sky Blue and Houston before expanding. i think both are actually better orgs now than at the beginning of the season. they’d likely get a significant bump in a market or two post WWC glow, but playing the long game, like MLS did, will pay off.

    that Union Hulk tweet is priceless.

    DC United’s marketing strategy

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