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News roundup: Sounders win MLS Cup, Zack Steffen injured, Liverpool and Bayern Munich get big wins

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Philadelphia Union 

In case you missed it, 3 Union homegrowns will join the U-23 USMNT camp.

Anybody else can’t believe this Fafa Picault winner in Seattle was over a year ago.


The Seattle Sounders are the 2019 MLS Cup Champions. They defeated Toronto FC 3-1 Sunday afternoon.

Toronto was not happy with the officiating during the final. 

Are the Sounders the best team of the decade? 

If you want lottery numbers, just ask Russell Wilson. 

Does a training facility make FC Cincinnati “elite”?

The Galaxy’s offseason centers around Zlatan, because of course it does.

If your Minnesota, do you pick up Darwin Quintero’s option and try to move him? Because he already thinks he’s


MLS Cup ends, Silly Season already begins.

San Jose signed a 14 year old goalkeeper. Yes he’s 14, and yes he’s 6’2.


Zack Steffen won’t be playing for the USMNT due to injury. But he started for Dusseldorf this weekend.

Christian Pulisic scored for the third straight game, and picked up a minor injury.

Have Bayern Munich fixed their season with their Der Klassiker win?

Liverpool can’t be caught now can they?

 Here’s how the rest of the USMNT pool fared abroad this weekend.


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

    The two day trading window ends today and I’m a little surprised the Union haven’t made a change. You would think Fafa would be moved and maybe Trusty. The problem might be the uncertainty of next year’s CBA.

    • Old Soccer Coach says:

      Bobby WArshaw has said on the extra time discussion of the Dax McCarty trade to Nashville from Chicago that he’s expecting TAM and GAM to go away and become just money.
      Tanner seems to hold his cards very close to his chest when involved in negotiations, rightly so, since leaks can wreck deals by changing what the other side, or sides, think they know.
      He has to publicize all the MLS options decisions on November 21. And the league will publish a lists of players eligible for the several upcoming “drafts” — Expansion, Re-entry, Waiver, etc. — in advance of the events.
      Myself, I have heard nothing about any schedule for news of Bethlehem players, nothing at all.

    • It’s been super quiet across MLS. Other than a few trades we already knew about (Nagbe, Dax, etc.) nothing but crickets.
      CBA is looming over all the GM/TD’s in MLS right now.

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