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News roundup: End of season press conference, Toronto’s upset and USNT rosters are out

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Catch Jim Curtin and Ernst Tanner’s end of season press conference here.

Notably, Tanner said that the club wants more time with youth academy grads before selling them abroad, claiming “we want to be competitive and competitive means we keep our best players and try to get the best roster possible.”

The Union announced the contract status of their roster entering the offseason yesterday.


Player of the Month nominee, Faris had a record breaking season this year.


Explaining how Toronto upset Atlanta United the other night.

Should Bradley have gotten a red card?

Speaking of Toronto, they expect to be fully fit for their “wild “rematch against Seattle in 10 days. 

After a wild ride to the finals, only 11 perfect brackets remain ahead of the MLS Cup.


Aaronson and McKenzie earn callups to USMNT pre-camp ahead of Nations League matches against Cuba and Canada.

Here’s the rest of Berhalter’s entirely MLS-based pre-camp training squad.

Vlatko Andonovski names his first USWNT roster with more than a few change ups. 


10 things to look out for in the Premier League this weekend.

Want to read some Russian emails about their 2018 World Cup bid? Apparently they are for sale and can give you a how-to on bribing FIFA officials.

After serving a three-month ban, Lionel Messi is back in the Argentina team for friendlies against Brazil and Uruguay in November.


  1. Seeing that Michael Bradley “supposed” foul on Pity Martinez only reiterates how nice it was to see Atlanta lose. Not only was it not a foul or PK, it should have been a yellow for diving. Pity, for all his talent, is one of the most blatant divers out there. Watching the original broadcast, wasn’t Stuart Holden pulling for a red? Not sure they were looking at the replay properly.

  2. John P. O'Donnell Jr. says:

    Seems the USMNT and Canadian national team will be well represented in this MLS Cup final. Good sign seeing how part of the Union’s mission was to develop talent that could make the U.S.team. Ernst stating “we want to be competitive and competitive means we keep our best players and try to get the best roster possible” is a sign to me he understands MLS and the Philadelphia market (& ownership) better than anyone we ever had who’s run this team.
    The idea of developing them and selling after they’ve contributed to the team’s success, instead of just selling based on projected talent to me is smart. First and for most it satisfies the supporters of the team and hopefully it will drive the price up, especially if they are contributing to a winning team.

    • John P. O'Donnell Jr. says:

      MLS Cup in Seattle with 69K available with over a week to go before the game.
      As of Friday morning, the cheapest tickets on secondary market sites like StubHub and Gametime were over $200 for seats in the upper deck. Lower-bowl seats were priced over $600.
      Also saw that the late night game between the Galaxy and LAFC had almost one million viewers between ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

  3. Really happy to hear Tanner and Curtin talk about the young players. I’m hopeful with Tanners pedigree in youth development we wont see the same sophomore slumps of years past. And I look forward to seeing more of the home grown talent on the pitch.

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