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News roundup: Union win last night, Union II play tomorrow and Philly gets taken more seriously

Photo courtesy Jared Martinez / Major League Soccer


If you weren’t already aware, last night the Union defeated Sporting Kansas City in the semifinals, 3-1. Here’s our match report, some highlights, coverage from the league, more coverage from the league, and local coverage. Philadelphia will play the winner of NYCFC and the Portland Timbers on Wednesday at 8 p.m. on FS1 and TUDN.

Watch the post-game interviews.

Matt Doyle explains why Ray Gaddis was the key to the Union’s victory last night.

The Union jumped up to second place in the predictions to win the tournament after advancing to the quarterfinals.

Brenden Aaronson discusses European trade rumors and his desire to win the tournament for Philly.

Union II

The USL side will travel to Pittsburgh to play in-state rivals, the Riverhounds tomorrow at 7pm. Watch the game on ESPN+.

Expect to see an even younger Union II lineup tomorrow, as injuries plague the team, with staples Shanyder Borgelin and Zach Zandi out, and Issa Rayyan and Nathan Harriel questionable.


Next match in the tournament is Orlando City vs. LAFC tonight at 7:30pm on FS1, TSN and Unimas.

What winning the MLS is Back Tournament would mean for every remaining team.

Orlando City’s Uri Rosell compares Orlando City to Barcelona.

MLS Disciplinary Committee suspends Real Salt Lake’s Kyle Beckerman an additional game. Beckerman will now miss RSL’s next two regular season games.


Arsenal and Chelsea will play for the FA Cup tomorrow at 12:30pm EST. Christian Pulisisc says he’s 100% fit for the final.

The updated men’s European summer transfer window, and the women’s European summer transfer window. 

Now seven NCAA Division I conferences have cancelled their fall soccer seasons.


  1. Andy Muenz says:

    Moving up to second in the odds doesn’t say much when the Union are one step closer than everyone else…especially when their chances are still less than 25%.

    • It doesn’t say anything bad, either.

      • In Tanner We Trust says:

        The disrespect never ends. Screw LA teams. And of course screw the Pigeons. The doubts will never end, even if we get the trophy, but let’s win it anyway.

    • Andy Muenz says:

      After last night’s game, the Union have moved into the dreaded number 1 spot at 28%. Orlando is second at 19%. It makes sense they are the top 2 since they have one fewer game to win, but I’m surprised at the difference between the two considering they played to a draw a couple of weeks ago.

      • fivethirtyeight’s algorithm uses history to predict the future, exactly what the Securities and Exchange commission requires every stock prospectus to deny.
        And it uses the past histories of the individual players on its rosters, including the perceived qualities of the leagues from which they have come.
        It was predicting Inter Miami was a serious MLS squad before the club had played a match. Of course the pink Flamingoes have now set a record for consecutive losses to open a season.
        And it gave Orlando a 28 or 27 % chance to win.
        And going off past performance the Union was a heavy underdog to SKC according to the some London bookies.
        Statistical probabilities predict aggregate behavior over time. They do less well with specific individual unique events. A butterfly’s wing, and all that.

  2. HEy Philadlephia Inquirer.
    Fuck You. Have a nice day.

    • SilverRey says:

      Honest question:
      How many beat writers does the Inquirer have for the Eagles?
      How about for the Phillies?
      What about the Sixers?
      On top of that how many different journalists are writing stories on even just these three teams?
      They only have one for MLS.
      They only have one for NWSL.
      They only have one for the USWNT.
      They only have one for the USMNT.
      They only have one for International Soccer.
      And they are all the same guy. Props JT.
      Now go hire some more beat writers for soccer Inquirer!!!!

      • In Tanner We Trust says:

        They are the worst. Got pulled into a subscription and it was like getting teeth drilled with a screwdriver trying to get out of it.

    • Agreed on the sports front.

      But we still need them for local news. Having no paper would disastrous for the metro area. So, subscribe anyway.

  3. Was great being on the field at Subaru Park last night!

    • Andy Muenz says:

      I guess you made it home OK with the thunderstorms afterwards.
      We went there for the Orlando game but decided not to last night given the expected high temperature.

      • temperature was nice. Not too humid. Saw some lightning driving back. Started to rain as we pulled into the garage at home. looks like we were on TV towards the end 🙂

      • Andy Muenz says:

        Yup, they showed a shot towards the end of the cheering from Subaru Park after one of Santos’ goals (I don’t remember which one).

  4. Antonio Brown suspended 8 games by NFLCBS Sports HQ

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