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News roundup: St. Louis gets MLS franchise, Union sign Homegrown, Inter Miami’s arsenic soil

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Philadelphia Union

For the next two home matches, the Union are offering concession discounts before kickoff.

The Union signed Jack de Vries to a Homegrown Player deal. He had suitors in Europe because of his Dutch passport.

Over at the Inquirer: “Are the Union collapsing? Aurélien Collin doesn’t think so, and knows from experience”

Joe Tansey writes, “Philadelphia Union focused on starting faster against D.C. United”

Local

Carli Lloyd hit a 55-yard field goal after an Eagles-Ravens joint practice.

Who’s in, who’s out, and who needs help in week three of the Philadelphia International Unity Cup.

USA TODAY published its ALL-USA Preseason Girls Soccer Team. Local players include:

  • Kelli McGroarty of Eastern in Voorhees, NJ
  • Emily Royson of Toms River North in Toms River, NJ

And for the ALL-USA Preseason Boys Soccer Team:

  • Drew Blackwell of Salesianum in Wilmington, DE
  • Andrew Rosenbaum of Archmere Academy in Claymont, DE
MLS

Don “we don’t red-card DP’s” Garber anointed St. Louis as the 28th franchise. Meh.

In Leagues Cup action, the Galaxy lost to Mexico’s Cruz Azul, 2-1.

The Timbers defend their support of the league’s ban on the Iron Front symbol.

Like Borek Dockal, D.C.’s Ola Kamara is glad to have the Chinese Super League behind him.

NWSL

Sky Blue signed goalkeeper Megan Hinz as a supplemental player.

U.S. Soccer

USWNT and U.S. Soccer both want to delay a trial until after 2020 Summer Olympics. The judge said no. How does a May 2020 trial date impact the case and settlement talks? Sports Illustrated dives into it.

Cross one name off the list for the USWNT coaching job. North Carolina Courage’s Paul Riley isn’t interested “at this time.”

Around the globe

A 10-men Ajax struggled to draw in Champions League qualifying.

A former Mexican referee will coach a 3rd-division Spanish club.

Cristiano Ronaldo admitted to paying $375K to settle his Las Vegas rape allegation in 2010.

Christine Sinclair feels Canadian soccer needs to “wake up and join the rest of the world.”

A staff writer for The Athletic posted on LinkedIn what it was like working at FourFourTwo.

One Comment

  1. Pat Noonan is a St. Louis native and has been mentioned as being considered for previous open head coaching positions…

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