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News roundup: Portland wins MLS is Back, Celtic interest in McKenzie, Sancho staying in Germany

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Philadelphia Union

Ernst Tanner spoke with Scotland’s Daily Record about Celtic interest in Mark McKenzie.

Empty seats in Chester will be filled with cardboard cutouts of fans.

ICYMI: PSP’s Jim O’Leary thinks “Jim Curtin needs to learn to trust himself”.

The Union II’s midfielder Jack McGlynn was named to the USL Championship Team of the Week.

Local

Penn’s Emily Sands has signed with Boavista FC in Portugal.

MLS

Portland beat Orlando to win the MLS is Back final.

USA Today on MLS is Back’s winners and losers. (They consider Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie as winners.)

The New York Times says, “MLS’s decision to go live with VAR discussion is the best TV innovation of the bubble sports era and more sports would be wise to bring their fans in the loop on these calls.”

Last night, assistant referee Kathryn Nesbitt was the first woman in league history to work a title match.

FC Dallas and Nashville SC play tonight in Texas.

The Red Bulls have added Ghanaian national team forward Samuel Tetteh on loan from Red Bull Salzburg.

NWSL

Racing Louisville FC to name Christy Holly as first head coach. He has been a U.S. Soccer scout since coaching Sky Blue a few years ago.

NWSL to Football Association Women’s Super League loans: The complexities and uncertainty for players seeking regular competition during a pandemic.

Around the globe

Jadon Sancho ain’t leaving Dortmund. “The decision is final,” said the team’s sporting director. Nice!

Games postponed in Scotland after breaches of virus rules.

A Barcelona player tested positive for COVID.

Referee punched in face by player during amateur friendly match in London.

EA Sports to remove “toxic” FIFA 21 celebrations.

2 Comments

  1. In Tanner We Trust says:

    Looking forward to tonight. I wish Accam success wherever he goes, and an argument could be made that Fafa is one of the 10 most important players to ever wear a Union kit. Would love for him to get a trophy someday, but if I can be picky, not with a team from Dallas.

  2. By my memory and subsequent research back into the records, Brenden Aaronson had been the youngest Bethlehem Steel player to earn team of the week honors in USL, now USLC.
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    He earned it for a goal and an assist in a match at Goodman Stadium July 29, 2018 against Atlanta United 2. And his age, as calculated by the Microsoft Excel function YEARFRAC was 17.7 years old, seven tenths years NOT months.

    Jack McGlynn was 17.1 against Red Bulls II by the same technique.

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