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News roundup: BSFC/HCI Friendly rescheduled, Galaxy in trouble for tweet, and more

Photo: Paul Rudderow

Slow news day…

Philadelphia Union

Fabian Herbers is seizing the opportunity to start and is ready to take the next step.

Jordan Wohl praises many Union players in his tactical analysis of Saturday’s game.

The game vs. Toronto was a game of firsts for the Union.

Get to know Orlando City SC.


The friendly between BSFC and HCI has been rescheduled for March 16 due to inclement weather.


MLSSoccer’s power rankings have moved the Union up two spots to 14th, asking if their strikers can produce consistently. Get better soon, Jay.

SI’s power rankings have moved the Union up 2 spots to 17th, but calling them still an unknown.

Kevin Kinkead asks whether the secondary assist is useful or useless.

Vancouver fell to Tigres UANL in CONCACAF Champions League play 2-0 on an own goal and a late goal. They will now need to win at least 2-0 in on the home leg to have a chance to move on.

Colorado Rapids were dealt a blow as CB Axel Sjoberg will be out for 6-8 weeks.

LA Galaxy poked fun at Portland for diving and Portland fired back a little harder than necessary. Beef between teams is fun!

Another day, another snag for Beckham and Miami.

Around the globe

Leave it to Shakespeare to write a fairy tale: Leicester City is through to the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz is out for his club’s next Champions League match. Why? He can’t get out of exams. Rough life.

Updating a previous story, the Mexican refs have ended their strike after “appropriate” punishment was handed down to the players they felt got off light.

Tottenham Hotspur will be without Harry Kane for “hopefully less than 7 weeks”. This could be a serious blow to their second place aspirations.

Highlight of the day

Schmeichel saves a late penalty to preserve Leicester City’s 2-0 UCL win.


  1. Small correction on vancouver in ccl: they were on the road in mexico last night so they are going to play next in canada

  2. Old Soccer Coach says:

    In reference to the Leverkusen 17 year-old and his exams, European educational systems exams include not only exams within courses, but also nationwide examinations of content and skills. In France, for example, there is something called the baccalaureate, or “bac”, as I was taught in a college French class four decades ago.
    We have no comparable required national examination. Our closest things are voluntary, the SAT, the ACT, the various APs, etc, and schedule variation for those do not occur for specific ad hoc individual circumstances.
    it is early spring, and the player is of an age to be at the end of his secondary education career, possibly. It may be more complex that a classroom teacher or a school giving permission for a make-up test.

  3. el Pachyderm says:

    A very intriguing Monaco v City match up today.

  4. Old Soccer Coach says:

    Nice picture of 2016 Bethlehem Steel Captain Ryan Richter, possibly against FC Cincinnati since that might be Cincy’s away kit?

  5. This is a really really cool interactive graph about MLS rosters:
    The Union are tied with MUFC for the most international players.

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