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News roundup: Union and U2 draw, Salzburg rumors heat up, and a busy night in MLS

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Philadelphia Union

The Union fell into the FC Cinci trap and settled for a listless, 0-0 draw. As I heard on the broadcast last night, Nippert Stadium has yet to see a single goal this year. Wow. It was great to see old friend Haris out there, though.

Here’s what they’re saying in Ohio.

Union II escaped Hartford with a 1-1 draw after a late own goal from Conor McGlynn was waived off. Jack McGlynn scored the equalizer for the Union youngsters. Yes, Philadelphia have two super brother combos in the talent pipeline. PSP’s Ben O’Brien has his report here.

The i‘s still need to be dotted, but it looks like there has been a verbal agreement and Brenden Aaronson is almost surely headed to RB Salzburg. More from the Inquirer.

The Union’s talent goldmine is the talk of the U.S. soccer community.


For the first time this year, all 26 teams were in action last night. Here’s a run down.

Pray for San Jose… and that article was before last night’s 5-0 loss. They’re shipping goals faster than Amazon right now.


Orlando Pride skipper Marc Skinner gets a contract extension amidst a tough year.

U.S. Soccer

The Sergiño Dest saga continues. Could he be sold for more than Christian Pulisic?


  1. We need to discuss the Andrew Wooten situation.

    • Thought you summed him up perfectly under the match report. He disappears for long stretches only to show up in time to put in a shaky cross or fail to make a run. He could play for another 10,000 minutes and never score.

    • Dan C (formerly of 103) says:

      He’s the 4th choice striker who is currently playing due to visa issues (Burke) and injury (Santos). There is nothing to discuss.

      Now, Curtin using a different formation to incorporate lesser used players (Fontana) is a discussion worth having.

    • Chris Gibbons just published a nice piece on him, as a matter of fact.

    • He may be a good target man if he gets service but he doesn’t here. He doesn’t fit in this team as it plays or is constructed. He is the fourth choice for me. He’s not the future of this club. He’s not even the present. I feel sorry for the guy.

  2. something i did appreciate is that the Union watched film and had defenders on the posts when Haris took a corner kick. don’t know if anyone else was balancing the other very interesting games in MLS and the Stanley Cup Final (Stamkos!). last night’s Union match was certainly the most boring of any.
    and we’re not going to talk about Bradley Wright-Philips? Oh my did he have a furious 20 minutes last night against Vancouver. The best i can say about the Whitecaps is they fielded a team last night. best tweet i saw last night: “who woke up LAFC?” Oh and San Jose play LAFC next!
    Trusty had a beautiful assist for Colorado.
    Wooten moves the needle less than Fabian did. I miss you Cory!

  3. oh, and local boy Zack Steffen started for Man City today, earning a win!

  4. The McGlynn’s don’t really count as brothers in the pipeline since one is playing for Hartford. Conor was actually trying to head it into Freese’s goal off the corner kick (but Freese had been interfered with as the ball sailed past).

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