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News roundup: Union draw Vancouver, Ilsinho injured, USMNT U-20s win Championship, and more

Photo: Earl Gardner

The Union got a point on the road to start the season with a 0-0 draw at Vancouver. Derrick Jones and Andre Blake were the standout players for the Union, with Keegan Rosenberry coming up with a huge goal-line clearance as well. Match report from PSP.

Ilsinho was held out of last night’s game due to a minor hamstring injury.

The Union are now partnering with Sunoco and Acme Markets.

Local

The EPYSA boys U17s won the 2017 US Youth Soccer ODP Championship for their age bracket on Sunday. Congratulations!

Bethlehem Steel beat Temple University 1-0 on an Adam Najem goal. Match report from PSP.

Harrisburg City Islanders had a pair of 1-1 draws with LIU and UMBC.

MLS

Catch up on all the MLS scores from this weekend.

MLSSoccer named their 5 best players at each position. Andre Blake, #1 GK, and Keegan Rosenberry, #2 RB, represented the Union.

Kaka injured his hamstring early in Orlando City’s opener. They had an amazing tifo, though.

Around the globe

The US Soccer Federation passed a new policy requiring players to stand for the National Anthem.

The USMNT U20 team won the CONCACAF U-20 Championship by going perfect in penalties against Honduras after a scoreless game.

The USWNT lost 1-0 in the SheBelieves Cup on a late goal by England.

I can’t see anything wrong with this Russian lawmaker’s idea to legalize hooliganism and turn it into a combat sport.

Highlight of the day

I’m going to have to work on a source for Union highlights, especially for Sunday games. For today, have this perfectly executed set play to help keep Spurs in second in the Premier League.

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14 Comments

  1. Old Soccer Coach says:

    To add to Adam’s nugget about the USMNT U-20’s championship win on PK’s, the Union’s Auston Trusty, who is 18, subbed on for the second half, and as far as I could tell, did so at left back!
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    The only time I saw him at left back last season for the Steel it was not a happy experience particularly. Offensively he was lost up at Toronto FC II in that spot.
    If I am correct about the position, and I cannot prove it, that is interesting news. A 6’3″ left-footed fast left back, with a killer first step, would be an interesting player to have.

    • pragmatist says:

      Particularly since we appear to still be searching for an heir to Fabinho. Yes, that would be very helpful.
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      Plus, that would give us the youngest backline in the league, for better or worse. Keegan/Yaro/Marquez/Trusty. The Baby Backs.

  2. Adam
    Fix the score, 0-0.

  3. Joel Pterosaur says:

    My roommate is an Orlando.. fan? I dunno, he only knows who Larin and Kaka are on the team. I tried really hard not to laugh when Kaka got hurt 10 minutes into the new season. Though it is awesome to see another new soccer stadium in the US (with a “wall” no less).

  4. Derrick Jones. Not only is it awesome to have a D-mid who can control the center of the pitch like that, but the fact he came up through the academy is a great story. They gave a young kid a shot right away and he took it and ran with it. Good for him. Great for us.

    He’s also got Brian Carroll training with him every day, and there are very few D-mids in league history who would be a better example to emulate. Good stuff all around.

  5. Scott of Nazareth says:

    LOL – Hooligan Fight Club – A 20v20 bareknuckle battle royale would do HUGE pay per view #’s!

    Jeez – just add roller skates and motor cycles and we’ve got Roller Ball….

  6. USSF might want to reword their anthem policy before the Paralympic games in September …

  7. Orlando will be without Kaka when the Union visit on March 18th. The team just announced that he will be out 6 weeks with a hamstring injury.

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