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News roundup: Fans allowed in PA stadiums, Cory Burke “in transit”, Red Bulls’ new coach

Photo: Marjorie Elzey

Philadelphia Union

Governor Wolf announced that Pennsylvania teams can allow fans into home games. In theory, up to 2,775 DOOP-ers may head to Chester.

Cincinnati.com looks at tonight’s game.

José Andrés Martínez won’t join Venezuela’s national team this month.

Jim Curtin said that Cory Burke is “in transit”. I’m pretty sure Curtin wasn’t thinking about The Lawrence Arms with that phrase.

MLS

Nashville tied Minnesota last night, 0-0.

The Red Bulls hired Barnsley’s Gerhard Struber as its new head coach.

D.C. United has problems with the attack. And the defense. And with injuries.

USL

Phoenix Rising FC midfielder Junior Flemmings has been suspended for six games for using a homophobic slur against San Diego Loyal midfielder Collin Martin.

U.S. Soccer

Sales of jerseys with the names of Tobin Heath and Christen Press outsold any of Manchester United’s men’s players for the first three days after their signing.

U.S. Soccer and Jill Ellis announced a coach mentorship program.

Yahoo Sports checks in on USMNT players.

Around the globe

Is the absence of fans behind the goal rush in the Premier League?

Mesut Özil offered to pay Gunnersaurus’ salary after Arsenal sacked its mascot.

Authorities searched the offices and homes of German Football Association officials in a tax evasion probe.

When extremist “ultras” aligned with Israel’s right-wing government, mayhem followed.

Armenia and Azerbaijan will not host international matches in the next week for security reasons. (Here’s a good summary of the conflict.)

5 Comments

  1. Just dropped in to acknowledge The Lawrence Arms reference. The Broadways (Chris and Brendan’s first band) and The LA are two of my favorites. Give them a listen if you haven’t, along with The Honor System (other offshoot of The Broadways). They’re all tip top.

  2. Dan C (formerly of 103) says:

    Martinez is leaving on the international break. If Creavalle is injured and the Serbian kid still isn’t ready, then Monteiro to the 5, Aaronson to the 8 and Fontana to the 10 is probably the best option. Just leaves the bench paper thin.

  3. Atomic Spartan says:

    As fans, we need to do something to express our appreciation to el Brujo for staying with the U. Missing out on getting a cap has to suck.

  4. Just saw that FIFA is forcing the Union to release Martínez to the Venezuela national team, so he will miss the next 5 games. That is a big blow to the Union, and I think that ends any hope for them winning the Eastern Conference Title or the Supporters Shield…

  5. That’s sucks about El Brujo, totally agree Monteiro should go there. Interested in what a front two of Kasper and Corey might look like…….that could be a handful for opposition in this league.

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