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News roundup: Union scrimmage today, MLS preseason kicks off, Bayern extend Bundesliga lead

Photo: Marjorie Elzey 

Philadelphia Union 

Andre Blake has been ranked as the best goalkeeper in MLS, as he looks to defend his 2020 Goalkeeper of the Year award.

The Union II got a 2-0 win over FC Motown in a preseason friendly.

The Union kick off preseason today at 11am with a scrimmage against Orlando City.

And another Union transfer rumor is out. 


MLS teams have started playing each other again after months off.

While many others started off preseason against USL sides.

Speaking of preseason, which teams should you be watching now? 

The complete list of each team’s home opener is available here.

Where each team stands after their moves in the transfer window.

Bruce Arena says its dumb to expect a USMNT World Cup win in 2026. 


Erik Lamela scored an amazing goal, only to get himself sent off later.

Schalke hit a -50 goal difference, yes that’s NEGATIVE FIFTY, for the year after losing to Wolfsburg.

Bayern Munich got some distance in the Bundesliga after a win over Bremen. 

And were helped by a Leipzig draw with Frankfurt. 

Christian Pulisic finally got to start once again in Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Leeds. 




  1. There is a “live blog” of the preseason match v. Orlando on the Union’s website..
    Blake; Wagner, Elliott, Glesnes, Mbaizo; Martinez; Monteiro, Bedoya; Fontana; Przybylko, de Vries.
    2 45-min periods advertised.

    • Thanks Tim

    • Andy Muenz says:

      Looks like Orlando scored in the 61st minute against the Union backup team after the starters played a scoreless first half.

      Biggest question in my mind is where are the Brazilians? I can understand resting Ilshinho but wondering where Santos is (and for that matter Burke, even though he is not Brazilian).

  2. Based on the description, Jan Vodhanel seems like he would be an odd signing for the Union, even if he’s a good player. It seems his best positions are either winger or wingback and we don’f really have either position in Philly.

  3. Union Supporter in Detroit says:

    FC Motown is New Jersey NOT in Detroit. Seems disingenuous.

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