Daily news roundups

News roundup: “Defender” Schweinsteiger retires, MLS Cup odds, Altidore injured (again)

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Philadelphia Union

Kevin Kinkead‘s gots “10 Thoughts on the Philadelphia Union’s Best Season Ever, Which Ended on a Sour Note”.

The Dallas Morning News says, “Too many poor results. In fact, the Union lost three of their last four. They are probably still a young team that has some growing up to do.”

The Union’s season may have been uneven, but at least their posters were consistent.

Bethlehem Steel‘s last three matches of the regular season are on the road. They’re down south tonight to take on Atlanta. Kickoff at 7:30 PM on ESPN+.


Penn State’s newspaper profiled the school’s midfielder Seth Kuhn.

With Lehigh University men’s soccer enjoying a strong season, sophomore Josh Luchini is at the center of its success.

An update of the playoff picture for two Lancaster-Lebanon League boy’s soccer teams, courtesy of LancasterOnline.

Stat leaders for Burlington County’s girls and boys.


Bastian Schweinsteiger called it a career at age 35. Pretty funny the press release lists him as a defender when his heyday was as a midfielder. Technically true, I guess. . . .

Matt Doyle has “one worry for each of the 14 MLS Playoff teams”.

Ignacio Piatti skipped the Montreal Impact’s postseason media day after he found out the team’s intention to pick up the option on his contract for next season.

San Jose Earthquakes beat reporter Robert Jonas believes that Chris Wondolowski and coach Matias Almeyda will be back in 2020.

Mike Petke was given a bonus at RSL for playing youth players.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic got a shirtless statue in Mälmo, Sweden. Glad I visited there before the unveiling of that monstrosity.


Profile on North Carolina Courage’s Heather O’Reilly, who retires this month.

U.S. Soccer

Jozy Altidore is hurt again and will miss the games against Cuba and Canada. Sounds like he should go on the Medunjanin diet.

Gregg Berhalter explained the USMNT’s role in player development.

Have select women’s players priced themselves out of representing the USWNT’s class certification movement?

Around the globe

English police urged UEFA to reschedule Friday night’s Prague game amid fan fears. UEFA’s response: “Um, yeah, no.”

One Cuban soccer player is able to chase his pro dream in the U.S. — without defecting.

New Antigua & Barbuda head coach Lisa Cole wants to build a change engine.

Three American women keepers weigh in on life overseas.

Recent edition of FIFA rankings make upcoming home fixture vs USA crucial for Canada.

Highlight of the day



  1. I was slightly disappointed that the “Medunjanin diet” link wasn’t to a gif of him stealing orange slices from DC.

  2. In Tanner We Trust says:

    Wow, things definitely could be worse for the Union, so I’m going to be more positive. Chicago lost their leader, Montreal will likely lose their star, and there’s always the national team to remind you that your team is very organized in comparison.

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