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News roundup: Aaronson top 10, McCarthy to Miami, Pareja in OC, more

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Philadelphia Union

Brendan Aaronson hit the top 10 of MLS’ annual 22 Under 22 list, ranking #7. LAFC’s Diego Rossi unsurprisingly topped the list.

Riverfront redevelopment is again on Chester’s agenda.


Former Union keeper John McCarthy was signed by Inter Miami. Congrats, John!

The rumors were right: Oscar Pareja is back managing in MLS with Orlando City.

Kelyn Rowe returns to New England.

Some very big MLS coaching vacancies remain.

What NYCFC teen Joe Scally’s transfer to the Bundesliga says about the US’ position problem.


A spending bump could usher in NWSL 2.0, but a showdown with U.S. Soccer awaits.


  1. Kinda hope hes in net at Talen. Would be cool to give him a good cheer.

    • Just as long as he doesn’t score on us – they always seem to get a goal on their first game back.
      “After a bad pull-down in the box, a shock move! The (yet to be named) Miami coach sends Union net minder John McCarthy forward to step up to the ball for the pk…”

    • +1
      Glad to see his gamble to play elsewhere paid off and he’s back in MLS.

  2. Old Soccer Coach says:

    In the story about Waterfront development the master plan firm is named and a deadline of this coming June is given for the plan.
    Also McDermott again is on re cord as wanting a transition from 30-50 events a year to 365-day attractions in addition.

  3. Thought it would have been pretty nice to see Rowe in the Union midfield. An MLS veteran presence, sitting in the attacking mid spot, to offer Aaronson some mentorship.
    I thought he always was a thorn in our side, seemed pretty creative, could score when needed.

  4. Union opener is February 29 in Dallas at 6pm.
    Home opener is March 14 at 7:30pm against San Jose. Not sure why they insist on Saturday night games in March.

    • Also, did some extrapolation based on the various home openers which have been announced and if the Union play the weekend of March 7, it would be on the road at one of DC, Montreal, Nashville, Columbus, Seattle, LAFC, or Portland. (Those are the teams with home openers the previous weekend that are not listed in someone’s home opener that weekend.)
      All 26 teams do play February 29 or March 1.

  5. John O'Donnell Jr says:

    Well there it is, 2021 or they lose money by not going forward with development. On top of that when Trump did the tax cuts where the stadium sits fell into an opportunity zone. So the time could never be better to get this done. Looking forward to see what they have in mind going forward.

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