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News roundup: Union lose in Orlando, Wood out for USMNT matches, and more

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Philadelphia Union

The Union yet again failed to put together a full 90 minute performance, and their last gasp comeback attempt met the cruel fate of the post. The 2-1 loss has them still searching for their first win of the year. Highlights and postmatch quotes (audio). The takeaways at the home site include highlighting two of the substitutes, who helped turn the game around and push for a point. Recaps at the Union site, PSP, CSNPhilly, BrotherlyGame, Section215, PattisonAve, and SBI. Next week is international play, so the Union will next have the opportunity to put their first tick in the win column at RFK Stadium on April 1 against DCU, who are struggling badly. It means that it will officially be at least 6 full months since the Union’s last win.

The Union are tied for 8th in the Eastern Conference with Montreal Impact, with 2 points in 3 games. After 3 games last season, the Union had 6 points.

Chuck Booth takes aim at Bedoya and Medunjanin, even suggesting the latter should be benched if he can’t up his defensive work-rate.

Kinkead did a mailbag on Friday, covering some interesting topics such as who should take PKs, Union striker freak injuries, and Rob Elder’s article about building from within.

MLS

Scores and recap of this week’s MLS games.

There was a good tactical breakdown of NYRB and SEA, if you want to see what other teams are doing.

Around the globe

Matthew Doyle tells USMNT fans not to panic after Bobby Wood was recently pulled from the roster with an injured back. It’s a good look at the USMNT depth and has their most up to date roster, with Matt Besler and Sacha Kljestan added to the roster.

A look at Premier LeagueLa Liga, and Serie A action.

CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani had some interesting comments about the future of CONCACAF. He is looking to expand the Gold Cup to 16 teams and to start a Nations League, both apparently to give Central American and Caribbean teams more games and more opportunities.

Highlight of the day

Ronaldinho trying to chip David Seaman in 2017. They both get a good laugh out of it.

5 Comments

  1. John P. O'Donnell Jr says:

    Has anyone noticed that playing for the Union and getting called into the USMNT is a curse? Jack Mac can’t start anymore. Maurice Edu came here to improve his chances and played one year out of position and has been injured since. And the three current players who got called into camp seem to have a drop in form. Hmm

    • Jim O'Leary says:

      Pontius has had a drop in form? I’m not saying he’s been great, but I wouldn’t say he’s been bad either.

  2. the highlight of of the day was the lead-up to Jordan Morris’ goal last night. (66′)
    https://www.soundersfc.com/post/2017/03/19/highlights-seattle-sounders-fc-vs-new-york-red-bulls

    • el Pachyderm says:

      Central Attacking Midfielder + Skill position players.

    • OneManWolfpack says:

      That goal was awesome… all around. Especially the build up.
      .
      And agreed… it’s amazing what you can do with true CAM and a few skilled players. Not saying the Union are trash, but they are still multiple steps behind several clubs in MLS

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