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News roundup: Union target Jamaican international Alvas Powell; Villareal take down Manchester United in an epic PK shootout

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Philadelphia Union

Leon Flach spoke with American Soccer Now about his decision to leave St. Pauli and join the Union

It appears the Union are looking to bring in additional defensive help and are targeting Jamaican international Alvas Powell.

Two Union matches have been rescheduled to accommodate the team’s CONCACAF Champions League fixtures.


MLSsoccer.com’s Steve Zakuani provides one observation on every MLS team after Week 6.

15 MLS players have been called up for action in the upcoming CONCACAF Nations League semi-finals.  See the full list here.


The MLS Extra Time podcast takes a look at the USMNT’s upcoming semi-final match against Honduras in the CONCACAF Nations League.  Listen/Watch the full episode here.

Villareal won the UEFA Europa League on penalties (11-10) after a 1-1 draw over 120 minutes in Gdansk, Poland on Wednesday.  Watch the extended highlights here.


Power Rankings – Week 5

A high-scoring Week 5 produced some great finishes.  Check out the Goal of the Week candidates here.


  1. Article says Alvas Powell is green card holder, so will not take up an international spot – re-raising the question of why the Union bought another spot recently.

  2. el Pachyderm says:

    50,000 people in the town of Vila-Real… yet Sacramento doesn’t look like a viable spot for ‘selection’ into first tier soccer in the USA.
    makes me want to gouge my eyes out.
    in happier news, it was the most clutch penalty shoot out I’ve ever seen. Just wow.

    • Chris Gibbons says:

      The counter argument is they’re the 20th largest metro area in Spain, so St. Louis.

    • Alicat215 says:

      Listening to Yellow Submarine while they show that stadium, with that Spanish sunset with the rolling green hills in the background…….special stuff.

  3. In Tanner We Trust says:

    It’s been really horrible to be an Arsenal fan the last few years, but seeing that Man U score…. HAHAHAHAHAHA

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