PPL’s deal to sponsor and acquire the naming rights to Philadelphia Union’s stadium will be a 10-year, $20 million deal, according to the Sports Business Journal (registration required to read). Nothing official from the team though.
Union manager Peter Nowak promises a tough training camp. (Has any new coach ever promised an easy one?)
Soccer by Ives takes a look at the value of Major League Soccer’s top allocation spot, which the Union have put to good use through a series of trades.
U.S. U-20 women’s team wins the U-20 CONCACAF title and will play in the Confederations Cup in Germany this summer.
Naturally, it’s overshadowed by the Confederation of African Football’s disgraceful decision to ban Togo from next two African Nations Cups because of alleged “government interference” in deciding to pull their team out of this year’s tourney after an armed ambush on their team convoy.
People overwhelmingly think Donovan should stay at Everton, according to a Goal.com poll.
Adu to Johnson for a goal – in Greece. (Goal is around the 2-minute mark.)