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News roundup: Union draw Minnesota, MLS Opening weekend action, Bielsa leaves Leeds

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Philadelphia Union 

The Union opened their 2022 MLS season with a 1-1 draw with Minnesota United.

What they’re saying up north. 

National coverage of the match. 

Video highlights of the match are available here. 


Charlotte FC got off to life in MLS in a rough way, losing 3-0 to D.C. United. 

Dom Dwyer is back scoring in MLS, this time with Atlanta.

Javier Hernandez netted a late winner for the Galaxy over NYCFC. 

Portland and New England played to a thrilling 2-2 tie. 

Chicago goalkeeper Gaga Slonina showed his support for Ukraine.


Marco Biesla and Leeds have parted ways after a 4-0 loss to Tottenham. 

Liverpool claimed the Carabao Cup over Chelsea after a wild penalty shootout. 

Man United was held by Watford at home. 

Bayern Munich got back into the win column, defeating Frankfurt. 

Weston McKennie will miss the last USMNT qualifiers due to injury.


  1. The Union spent 18 days in Florida during preseason, not the usual 24. And they played 4 matches, counting the inter squad one against Union II. In past seasons they have played six or more.
    Top level match fitness seems to deteriorate after the first half, for both sides.

  2. That Dom Dwyer goal… What is the keeper thinking there? I keep watching it. I get that there’s a moment when Dwyer’s touch is heavy but how does the keeper think he’s going to beat Dwyer to that ball. If he just holds his line, it’s a routine save.

    • Peanut Gallery says:

      Can only assume he thought his only possible chance was to make himself bigger by closing in on him to reduce the angles/goal window.

  3. el Pachyderm says:

    Leeds go down is my prediction. 16th is precipitous.

    • If Marsch can tighten that defense up a little bit and just hold on, Leeds might survive. There’s ample competition for worst three in the league. It’s not hard to imagine them staying above Watford and Norwich They just need to outplay Brentford, Everton or Burnley. Imagine Everton going down…. that would be something.

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