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News roundup: Union vs Revs tomorrow, U2 vs Loudoun too, and lots more

Photo: Marjorie Elzey

Union

The Philadelphia Union will face the New England Revolution once again tomorrow night at Subaru Park. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Look out for our match preview later today, but here’s the opponent scouting report and the injury report.

Watch Jim Curtin’s presser ahead of the match against the Revs.

Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie were featured on Matt Doyle’s list of top young homegrowns who have bright futures ahead of them. Our own Marjorie Elzey has all the pictures and information about the Union’s current homegrowns right here.

Yesterday marked the two year anniversary of Phang hatching. Happy birthday, Phang.

Union II

The Union II will face Loudoun United tomorrow night, kicking off at 7:00 p.m in Virginia.

Schedule updates were announced yesterday, with the venues switching for two matches. Now the Union II will host Hartford Athletic on September 20th, then travel to Connecticut for the September 23rd match.

Tim Jones took a long hard look at the Union II’s roster, and here’s part one of his analysis.

MLS

Here are the match scores around the league from Wednesday and Thursday nights:

Is Altidore the best US striker alive? Steve Zakuani says yes, plus provides us with a few other takeaways.

See how all of the former MLS academy and homegrown players are faring in Europe with this export outlook.

And speaking of exports thriving in Europe, why are MLS clubs getting paid for US talent going to Europe, but not the youth teams that played a part in their development?

Reports show that Gonzalo Higuain is nearing a move to Inter Miami. Here’s the updated MLS transfer tracker.

World

The Premier League starts its 2020-2021 season this weekend, and it’s a unique one.

In other Premier League news, the league is removing the Black Lives Matter badge from players’ shirts for their own campaign, No Room For Racism.

How Julian Nagelsmann, RB Leipzig’s manager, blazed a trail for young coaches in world soccer.

Canadian women’s national team and NWSL’s OL Reign player, Rebecca Quinn publicly announced for the first time that they are transgender with some advice on how to be a better ally to the transgender community on Instagram.

And last but not least, the men’s European transfer tracker, and the women’s European transfer tracker.

One Comment

  1. Thank you for pulling these together, Sara.
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    I find the conversations about paying youth clubs for talent development to be interesting. Mixed feelings about it, seeing the differing views and the potential positive and negative effects for both sides.

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