Daily news roundups

News roundup: Weston McKennie’s gonzo goal, ManU exit Champions League, Don Garber’s MLS address

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Philadelphia Union

ICYMI, article on Brenden Aaronson over at Sports Illustrated.

PSP’s Peter Andrews examined the moves made by Ernst Tanner last offseason.

Brotherly Game assesses the Union’s needs as they head into ’21.



Don Garber held his annual state-of-the-league address yesterday.

Black Players for Change won the MLS Humanitarian award.

A new manager may help the Red Bulls’ Cristian Cásseres live up to being “the next Tyler Adams.”

The rumor linking Mesut Özil to D.C. United has been resurrected.


Midfielder Dani Weatherholt signed a two-year contract to remain with OL Reign.


Things to watch for in today’s game versus El Salvador.

Weston McKennie stole the show with his gonzo goal in Juventus’ 3-0 victory over Barcelona yesterday.

Around the globe

Yahoo! Sports on why Barcelona has plummeted this season, and the worst may be yet to come.

Manchester United are out of the Champions League after losing to RB Leipzig, 3-2.

Paris Saint-Germain and Basaksehir players walked off the field after about 14 minutes of play over alleged racism yesterday. The match will resume tonight.

France’s soccer federation is under pressure from Nike, its main sponsor, to explain what steps it is taking to address a scandal involving a young player at its elite academy.

The Confederation of African Football fined Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang $10,000 for a social media outburst.

A Chinese university women’s soccer team was forced to forfeit a match after a player’s hair was deemed to be “not black enough.”

Highlight of the day


  1. Keep watching the McKennie goal. Amazing for the quality of the volley and also how wide open he’s left. Hard to fault the instincts of the defenders being drawn to mark Ronaldo there, but still. Doesn’t take much from McKennie’s terrific strike, though. Remarkable how the USMNT has gone from failing to qualify to having an embarrassment of riches when it comes to young talent playing in Europe.

    • Don’t discount the failure to qualify to Stu Holden getting wrecked by deJong. He was the missing piece to the puzzle

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