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News roundup: Megan Rapinoe returns to USWNT, Sacramento joining NWSL in ’22, ManU top EPL table

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Philadelphia Union

ICYMI: the Union are trading Kalil ElMedkhar’s homegrown rights to FC Dallas.


The league is still waiting to hear from its players on the new CBA proposal.

The Timbers traded Jorge Villafana to LA Galaxy for a first-round pick.

The Sounders’ Jordan Morris is open to a European move.

U.S. Soccer

Megan Rapinoe returns to the U.S. national team after nearly a year.

Hope Solo says she was bullied in USWNT’s privileged “mean girls club”.

Abby Dahlkemper is set to become the latest USWNT star to leave for England.


U.S. Soccer’s relationship with the NWSL is changing.

Dennis Rodman’s daughter Trinity registered for the NWSL draft.

Sacramento will be an expansion team in 2022.

Kansas City announced a temporary crest, colors, name for the 2021 season.

Around the globe

Wait, Manchester United are at the top of the EPL table? Wow, a lot can change in two months.

German hairdressers are protesting soccer players’ haircuts.

Fifty-three-year-old Japanese forward Kazuyoshi Miura inked a new deal with Yokohama FC.

Former Australia national soccer coach Frank Arok died at age 88.


  1. Scott of Nazareth says:

    I guess the obvious answer would simply be costs, but with their academy set up already in place, why wouldn’t the Union pursue a NWSL team?

    I know the leagues were a disaster, but I thought the Courage and Independence seemed to draw a manageable crowd…

    • i’m all for non-Union ownership in a Philly women’s team. primarily because i’d get to a game in the city more often than Chester as they’d hopefully have their own home field. i just don’t see anyone showing interest. were we not about to dump Zach Ertz, he and Julie would rock as investors. we may lose them to another city.

      so if the U feel like they’re on better ground now, selling off two players, and expressed an interest, 2023 would be a good target. i just don’t know what the organization will do with all that Aaronson and McKenzie money.

  2. that Hope Solo article is good. She and Carli Lloyd against the culture.

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