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It’s a shorter trip to the film room this week, where the Union show off the success of their high press in generating turnovers that lead to nothing.
Medunjanin has been one of the league’s best chance creators this season.
Bedoya feels the weight of the Union’s poor form on his shoulders.
McCarthy is healthy again.
Dave Zeitlin jumps to the defense of the beleaguered Jim Curtin.
Chuck Booth goes back to the ole onion(mail)bag.
A view from an NYCFC writer on whether last week’s result was due to NYCFC’s good-ness or the Union’s bad-ness.
Official MLSSoccer preview of this weekend’s game with Montreal.
The Union site had a nice piece on Santi Moar’s first goal.
Brendan Burke’s weekly conference call.
A storyline for each of this weekend’s games.
The weekly power rankings roundup from RSL Soapbox.
Bastian Schweinsteiger has already exceeded all expectations. Off the field: “I’m told it also has culminated in “demand” (inbound calls, web traffic and other growth analytics) expanding by three-times year-over-year. There’s also been a significant bump in coverage from local outlets in the Windy City.” It’s a good reminder that while enfranchised MLS fans may not like so-called “retirement league” players, they can have huge appeal to the broader population, which is good for the league overall. Here’s a fan excited to meet the Fire!
Howard Webb is on the forefront of bringing VAR to MLS.
Matt Doyle answered some fan questions about various MLS topics.
A look around the MLS, including potential Union trade targets.
Are more TAM funds on the way?
LAFC wants to be the MLS 3.0 standard-bearer. With teams like Atlanta and LAFC coming into the league…
Around the globe
Update: An arrest has been made in the Dortmund bombing case. The motive? Money. Horrifying.
A look back at the biggest moment for the US at the 2002 World Cup.
Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan are set to face off in the UEFA Women’s Champions League semifinals.
Will Parchman previews the CONCACAF U-17 Championship.
The Europa League semifinals were set in an exciting day of action.
CONCACAF has sued Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer over FIFA corruption.
Former Mexican international and Chicago Fire striker Cuauhtemoc Blanco has been accused of ordering a murder.
Highlight of the day
It didn’t result in a goal, but how often do you see a rabona to great bicycle kick?