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News Roundup: Union get first win, USMNT and WNT get wins, Bundesliga title an open race

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The Union earned their first win of 2020, defeating the Chicago Fire 3-0 in a preseason scrimmage.

Here’s everything you need to know about the newest member of the Union, Jakob Glesnes.

Expect Anthony Fontana to have a larger role for the first team this upcoming season.

Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie both featured in the USMNT’s 1-0 win over Costa Rica.


Which teams have the spotlight on them heading into the regular season?

Wil Trapp has a new home in Miami. 

Who remembers these jerseys and teams from 1996?

Atlanta United lost some key players, who’s going to replace them?

Miami is spending big looking for their first star.


What did we learn in the USMNT win over Costa Rica? 

Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool isn’t perfect, yet they haven’t lost in the Premier League.

With the Premier League title winners seemingly set, the Bundesliga is still anyone’s bet.

The USWNT defeated Panama 8-0 in Olympic qualifying Friday night.

How much power does Gazprom have in the soccer world?


  1. Liverpool wraps up week 25 of the PL 22 points ahead, which, I read today, is the largest gap between 1st and second ever at the end of a week’s matches in English top flight history. Taken 73 of 75 this season. Haven’t lost a league match in more than a year. It’s really ridiculous how remarkable they’ve been.

    • el Pachyderm says:

      Yeah but the league is in a down turn.
      Cue chagrined expression.

    • John P. O'Donnell Jr. says:

      Just two teams closer to first than being relegated. Only mystery left is can they clinch before they play their thirtieth game with two full months plus a day left in the season?

      • Other mystery is once they clinch will the First team be focused on Cup (if they are still in) and Champions league more then becoming invincible.

      • I think the unbeaten streak is a big motivator. They’ll chase it until they lose it. If they have the league wrapped up and lose to City, say, I think you’ll see a lot of rotation for the benefit of the Champion’s League.

    • Matthew Conway says:

      Comcast xfinity cut channel 17 outside of Philadelphia

  2. el Pachyderm says:

    The more pictures I see of this Norwegian kid the more I’m convicted…. he isn’t a back up role player. Regardless of MM Olympic aspirations and commitments.
    To be honest I look forward to seeing him play and will sit with quiet hopefulness when presented with space he does something no one other CB on the team can… attack it.

    • John P. O'Donnell Jr. says:

      Would it be wise to attack space as a defender last year knowing Harris was your cover? Now they have more speed to stop a counter with him in Cincinnati, so maybe Tanner made this move for that reason. Hopefully they’ll broadcast a few preseason games to get a look at the full squad in action.

      • el Pachyderm says:

        Boy I hope so. I’m all for injecting chaos into the carefully crafted set of real numbers.
        To your point… maybe having a stout defensive presence in the HDM will affect those types of changes.

    • If you watch the full highlight of Kacper’s goal it looks like Glesnes is the one who drop a beautiful deep pass to Santos to set the whole thing up. Hopefully that’s a sign of things to come.

  3. Any idea when they’ll publish the local broadcast schedule?

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