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News roundup: Union in Orlando, MLS COVID testing, NWSL Challenge Cup action

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Philadelphia Union

If you missed it, the Union have arrived in Orlando and have no positive COVID tests as of now.

Can the Union come back with the COVID (MLS is Back Tournament) Cup? 

The Union are hosting a watch party at Subaru Park for their first match against NYC FC. 

Jim Curtin says his squad is ready to be the first sports team to rep Philly. 


COVID testing update from MLS at MLS is Back. 

What is life like in the MLS “Bubble”?

More teams have arrived in Orlando, with others postponing their travel plans. 

What are the biggest questions heading into the tournament? 

What Matt Doyle thinks of tournament contender chances? 


Sky Blue fell to the Utah Royals 1-0 in their second Challenge Cup match. 

While the Houston Dash picked up their first win, 2-0 over the OL Reign.

The NC Courage stayed undefeated, beating the Chicago Red Stars 1-0. 


How do you beat Man City? Score from 40 yards and defend for your life. 

Bayern Munich lifted the DFB Pokal with a 4-2 win over Leverkusen. 

Vintage Barcelona showed up on Sunday. 

Liverpool returned to winning ways after falling to Man City.


One Comment

  1. Tim Jones says:

    Fivethiryeight.com’s algorithm says the following about the Union’s chances to win in its three group-stage games in Florida.
    Thurs 7/9 9:00 AM: PHL 39%. NYC FC 37%. Draw 24%. (ESPN)
    Tues 7/14 8:00 PM: PHL 56%. Nash 21%. Draw 23%. (TUDN)
    Sun. 7/19 10:30 PM: PHL 39%. Miami. 37%. Draw 25%. (FS1)
    Fivethirtyeight has always really liked Miami, for whatever reason. Their calculations took place before FC Dallas’s infections were reported.

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