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News roundup: Union beat D.C., Heinze fired by Atlanta, USMNT beats Canada

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Philadelphia Union

The Union earned a 2-1 win over rivals D.C. United on Saturday night in Chester.

What they’re saying in the nation’s capital.

National coverage of the match.

Video highlights of the match are available here. 


Atlanta United and Gabriel Heinze have parted ways. 

Atlanta maintains the Josef Martinez situation was not the reason Heinze was fired.

Seattle’s unbeaten streak was ended by Minnesota United. 

What to make of all of Saturday’s league action.

Jozy Altidore returned to Toronto, and scored at BMO Field. 


The USMNT hung on for dear life against Canada to win their Gold Cup Group. 

Haiti defeated Martinique to end both of their tournaments. 

Mexico defeated El Salvador to claim top spot in Group A.

Germany abandoned an Olympic friendly against Honduras due to racial abuse.

Are the Olympics too small of a prize in the women’s soccer?  



  1. Am I the only Union supporter getting “Water makes you weak” flashbacks?

  2. I’m here for the Atlanta schadenfreude. Great to see a team spend so much money and flounder. (I know, they won a lot of silverware in the very recent past, but I’m enjoying the current struggle.)

    • el Pachyderm says:

      saw a tweet which summed it up lovely. It was a picture of the stadium with maybe 10,000 people in it, which is a far cry from the 70,000 they were getting… said, “I guess Atlanta isn’t cool any more.”

  3. John O'Donnell says:

    It’s almost as if Tanner has figured out MLS before it has even evolved.
    Play young players and get a very good return on them but not till the end of the season.
    He’s done this in the league with Trusty, Jones & Rosenberry and off to Europe with Aaronson & McKenzie.
    Taken a young coach and showed the patients that has been rewarded with a supporters’ shield.
    Signed players before their contract was up in Blake, Wagner, Elliott, Burke & Martinez.
    Oh and he also got himself an extension.
    And now what are we seeing in Atlanta and Toronto? Star players getting coaches fired and teams with big money having nothing but turmoil. Good times…

  4. I have to say I’ve been enjoying the way the U have been doing business since Tanner arrived! I think it’s a fan thing in Atlanta. Look at baseball…the Braves are good alot… but the stadium always seem empty. As for soccer… its crazy that the fans just stopped showing up. I know its easy when your home team is winning but the U were not winning and the stadium was light but not nearly empty.
    Also rough to see the coach get canned. Atlanta is in some trouble right now!

    • Andy Muenz says:

      Given his lack of respect for Curtin during CCL, I have no problem with Atlanta’s coach getting sacked.

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