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News roundup: Union prep for Club America, MLS Week 24, Ronaldo notches a brace

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Philadelphia Union 

NY/NJ Gotham will play a match at Subaru Park as part of Carli Lloyd’s farewell tour.

The Union are back in action Wednesday night as Club America visits in the CONCACAF Champions League.

The Union II picked up a 2-1 win over Baltimore Christos. Coach LeBlanc’s thoughts on the match.

MLS

What to takeaway from Saturday’s league action.

Colorado and LA Galaxy couldn’t find a winner as they both challenge for top spot in the West.

Seattle isn’t taking the Leagues Cup semifinal lightly.

LAFC and Real Salt Lake wrapped up the week late Sunday night.

World

Cristiano Ronaldo notched a brace in his Manchester United return. 

Liverpool earned a big win over Leeds.

Man City came away with a 1-0 win over Leicester City. 

The Washington Spirit had to forfeit their NWSL match due to breaking COVID-19 protocols.

Juventus are struggling again.

Bayern Munich got a big win over Jesse Marsch and RB Leipzig. 

 

3 Comments

  1. el Pachyderm says:

    well… here we are.
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    There is nothing I’ve seen that particularly gives me hope in this return leg except moments from players –I am sure– will not be playing Wednesday evening… so “let’s just have fun. Who’s bringing the orange slices?”

    • America are 5-1-0 in league play from the beginning of August…. If Union can avoid utter humiliation, I’ll consider it a blessing. But it really feels like a thrashing for the ages is coming our way.

      • I don’t think it’ll be an utter humiliation. Club America has played great in their league but they haven’t scored more than 2 goals in any match. Bad news is that they’ve only conceded 2 goals. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to generate much offensively. A lot of that has to do with the players that have been starting (Flach, Kacper). Our other issue is that we constantly fling crosses into the box with only 1 target. Hopefully we can play a little more centrally and make runs in between the center backs. Santos and Burke would need to start for this to happen. If the Union can snatch the 1st goal then it will really get interesting. Need to drown out all of the Club America fans that are going to be in attendance.

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