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News roundup: Union season awards, St. Louis expansion draft, World Cup starts this week

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Philadelphia Union 

Olivier Mbaizo has been named to Cameroon’s World Cup squad.

The Union have announced their end of season club awards.

No members of the Union were selected in the MLS expansion draft.

The Union Academy hosted a series of matches against D.C. United on Saturday.


Here’s who St. Louis City picked up in the expansion draft.

St. Louis also acquired Tim Parker from the Dynamo…

…while D.C. United and L.A. Galaxy agreed to a trade.

Speaking of Houston, Ben Olsen is the new coach of the Houston Dynamo


Liverpool picked up a 3-1 win over Southampton…

…while Tottenham won a thriller over Leeds United.

Bayern took down Schalke to keep their Bundesliga lead.

Also in Germany, Freiburg put 4 past Union Berlin.

The 2022 World Cup kicks off in 6 days, with Qatar facing Ecuador in the first match.


  1. USL Championship Final news: Danny Cruz’s Louisville City lost to San Antonio 3-1. SAFC and the power of El Gato Blanco was too much for City. Glad to see Danny has a good post-playing career. has risen the ranks and was promoted to full-time manager after interim stint.

  2. Union Development Squad lost to New Jersey Alliance Saturday night in northeast of Poughkeepsie in Pleasant Valley, New York at Pathfinder Academy 4-2 on Penalty Kicks after being tied 2-2 after extra time.
    Both teams had upset higher seeded finishers in the United Premier Soccer League’s Northeast-American conference tournament to play in the match that served both as the conference tournament’s final and a UPSL regional semifinal. UDS are a team of high school seniors and juniors who train every day. Visually, New Jersey looked faster, stronger, and older. Overall, according to UDS head coach Fred da Silva UPSL players can be as many as five or even seven years older than his boys, the oldest of whom was 18 years old.

    With his first touch after coming on as a substitute for Noe Uwimana in the 37th minute, Marcos Zambrano scored on a bicycle kick in the 41st minute to level the match at 1-1.
    From the 81st minute NJ Alliance played with ten men and without their head coach. A disputed second yellow card created those circumstances. The Alliance said the referee was wrong that it was a second yellow, the referee disagreed.
    Logan Oliver then scored a goalkeeper spill from his own header from a corner kick in the 99th minute of the first extra-time period to take the lead 2-1.
    NJ Alliance’s leading scorer Mike Bello equalized in the 117th minute in the second extra-time period to send the match to penalties.
    Here is the Union Development Squad lineup. (L-R, 4-4-2 “narrow diamond”.) Andrew Rick; Luke Martelli, Devon Stopek, Robert Myrick, Noe Uwimana (Marcos Zambrano 37’); Logan Oliver; Anthony Ramirez (Mohammed Ali Diallo 75’), Frank Westfield; Bajung Darboe (Sandu Zama 115’); Luciano Sanchez, Marcello Mazzola (Conor Clair 57’). We do not know UDS’s unused substitutes.
    Santa Cruz of Lowell, MA defeated NJ Alliance 2-0 the next evening Sunday, November 13th to advance into the UPSL national tournament’s quarterfinal round as a regional champion.

  3. PaulContinuum22 says:

    APPLE TV+/MLS subscription plans announced an hour ago. It’s not cheap
    Base: $15/month. $100/season. Existing AppleTV+ subscribers get a discount, $12.99 and $79, respectively.
    What it includes: Every regular season game, playoffs, Leagues Cup, MLS Next PRO reserve team league. On-demand replays, highlights and a wrap-around show w/live highlights of every game in the main prime time broadcast windows on Saturdays and Wednesdays.
    No local blackouts, but no games on local TV anymore. All games (mostly) on Saturdays or Wednesdays, with 7:30 p.m. local time kickoffs at the home team’s field
    Season ticket holders will get free passes for the service, but (very big BUT): “One subscription access code per paid full-season ticket account, regardless of the total number of full-season tickets on the account. Only the full-season ticket account owner can receive this benefit as verified through the account owner’s name, mailing address, email address, and payment information attributable to the account owner.”
    Signups begin 2/1/23.

    • “Head Clown” Garber and his money grab.

      Convert every seat to a season ticket account.

    • Scott of Nazareth says:

      I get the money made MLS do it. I was holding out hope that it would be included as content with regular Apple TV.
      Just have a suspicion that the short term (10 years) gain is coming against building out a fan base beyond that.
      I cannot imagine they’re going to be selling a lot of these subscriptions at that price. I try to get down to a game or two each season, and definitely would watch or at least record the games on WPHL17 the last few years, but I’m not shelling out $150 on top of all the other streaming services I subscribe to.

  4. Just amazing….

    Bernie Madoff’s buddies… The Wilpons… who last bought and owned the Mets with that dirty money…. own the ‘public land’ now being developed by NYCFC for their stadium.

  5. According to MLS’s transfer tracker, Burke is going to sign with New Jersey as a free agent.

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