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News roundup: 4 MLS players got COVID, 2 draws @ NWSL, Messi’s 700th goal, more

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Philadelphia Union

Qatari club Al Sadd aren’t renewing Marco Fabián‘s contract. They’re dissatisfied with his 331 minutes (four matches) and one goal.

MLS

Most teams are expected to put additional advertising on jerseys for the upcoming tournament.

Yesterday, four players tested positive for COVID-19. By my math, that brings the total up to 22.

The league opened applications for additional clubs to join its youth development platform.

NWSL

The Houston Dash and Utah Royals went wild with a 3-3 draw yesterday.

Sky Blue and OL Reign played to a scoreless draw.

The NWSL will allow players to stay in their locker room for the national anthem.

Around the globe

Do empty stadiums affect outcomes? The data says yes, reports The New York Times.

Manchester City to sell Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich for an initial fee of about £44.7m.

Delayed Chinese Super League season to kick off on July 25.

The Russian soccer league says another game involving FC Orenburg has been called off following an outbreak of coronavirus at the club.

ESPN ranked soccer’s top 101 kits.

Highlight of the day

https://twitter.com/beINSPORTSUSA/status/1278075495297568768?s=20

3 Comments

  1. In Tanner We Trust says:

    Cory Burke has made a last place team incredibly dangerous.

    • Tim Jones says:

      If I have understood Wikipedia, etc. correctly, only the last place team of the six in the relegation round actually gets sent down, and St. Polten are third among the last of the six with one game left to play. They have 22 points while the last place team has 15. So, if my understanding is correct that only one gets sent down, they are safe.
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      St. Polten won yesterday 3-0. Burke started, played 79 minutes, and was subbed off after picking up a yellow card. He did not score. He assisted on the first goal which turned out to be the game-winner.

      • In Tanner We Trust says:

        Yeah. I follow them from a really cool site called FlashScore. It looks like they were in last place 9 matches ago, which is when it splits into 2 groups: championship and relegation battles. Not sure exactly when Burke got there but I feel like 9 matches is pretty close. I could be wrong.

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