Map courtesy of the Philadelphia Union.
Attending Saturday’s game? You’ll hear Mad Beatz, watch gifts descend from the sky, and see some fan generated art. Some days, the game ball may arrive via skydiver. On your way in, get food truck fare, and, if the thirst takes you, you can drink liquor in the stadium too. There are also new stands for the capos of the Sons of Ben. The Union site gives you an update on the improved fan day experience in Talen Energy stadium.
Toyota continues their partnership with the Union.
Kevin Kinkead on Don Garber’s visit to Philadelphia.
The Los Angeles Galaxy are making a play for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Around the globe
Champions league was exciting yesterday, with Barcelona overturning a 4-0 first leg deficit by beating PSG 6-1. Barcelona scored three goals in the last ten minutes of the game. Luis Enrique says that no kid present will ever forget the game. Most likely, no adult will forget it either.
Meanwhile Borussia Dortmund defeated Benfica 4-0. If soccer had such a rule, Pulisic! would have earned an “and one” for this well-timed piece of skill. Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang also played and scored thrice.
Pulisic! The youngster may profit from an injury to Marco Reus. Indeed, his start yesterday confirms this prognostication.
Injuries are not all good for the USNMT. Our national squad faces issues as Deandre Yedlin picks up a knock and a number of other proven veterans may not be available. Keegan Rosenberry is fit and ready; someone tell Bruce Arena.
Matt Doyle predicts Arena’s call ups: he has Erik Lichaj as the back up for Yedlin, not Rosenberry.