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News roundup: It’s a winning streak!

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Philadelphia Union

The Union won their second straight in emphatic fashion, going to D.C. United and coming home with a 4-0 victory. More from the Union, PSPMLS, CSNPhilly, BrotherlyGame, Section215, and PattisonAve.

Post-game quotes and highlights from the game.

Haris Medunjanin scored a goal, but his bigger impact was on the defensive end, making some PSP writer (I won’t mention my name) look a little silly.

Gooch is proving his doubters wrong.

Local

Marcus Epps earned a penalty, Cory Burke finished it, and Jake McGuire stopped seven shots as the Steel won 1-0 in Toronto. More from PSP.

West Chester United beat Lone Star FC 3-1 in their first NPSL meeting.

MLS

A recap of this weekend’s MLS action.

The MLS has a plan to improve TV ratings, and it’s underwhelming. One thing not covered in the article is that TV ratings as a whole are dropping as people watch less TV, and the NFL and NBA have suffered similar drops this season. Basically, looking at TV ratings at a time when TV ratings as a whole are plummeting and even ESPN is cutting significant staff is a bad way to measure fan interest.

Toronto won again, extending their winning streak to a notable 6 games.

European teams are making bids for Cyle Larin, but it’s not clear that he’ll be sold.

A Malaysian midfielder in Sporting K.C.’s academy is getting recognized by the fans back home.

The good, the bad, and the ugly from the US Open Cup first round.

Here’s a recap of all of the USOC games, complete with highlights where available.

While the USOC second round has yet to be played, information for the third round was released.

In case you missed it, read this feature on Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Baggio Husidic, whose family fled Bosnia during the war there. His experiences and what he has to say about treatment of Syrian refugees are worth reading.

Around the globe

Carli Lloyd scored a goal in Manchester City’s 4-1 victory over Birmingham to help them claim the FA Cup.

Mallory Pugh has signed with the Washington Spirit and will be joining them immediately.

Tottenham clinched a second place finish behind Chelsea in their last game in their current home ground. Fans entered the pitch after the game to celebrate.

Monaco has all but clinched finishing ahead of PSG in Ligue 1.

Juventus looked sure to clinch the Serie A title by now, but 2 points in their last 3 games has allowed Roma to close the gap.

Feyenoord clinched the Eredivise title.

Ronaldo scored his 400th goal for Real Madrid in all competitions this weekend.

An oral history of the crazy last day of the 2012 Premier League season on its 5th anniversary.

Highlight of the day

Carli Lloyd’s headed finish.

6 Comments

  1. CPfeif13 says:

    Fafa and Herbers are up for MLS Goal of the Week.
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    Herbers currently in second behind Kaka.
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    https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2017/05/14/vote-goal-week-week-11

  2. The MLS TV ratings plan is pretty lame. I’ll leave it at that. I wonder about TV ratings in general. It would seem to me that streaming should allow for an even more accurate account of exactly what people are watching and when, but maybe these companies don’t have reliable analytics for that. Sports suffer more than most other programming from bizarre restrictions and limited availability — self inflicted wounds, really. But MLS might want to start with the simple fact that it’s generally easier for me to watch the Premier League than it is to watch MLS. (Though to be fair, MLS offerings from ESPN and FS1 get better every year.).

    • I agree that TV Ratings in general are headed down as people migrate to streaming.

      Personally, as a cable cord-cutter, I would jump at a new tier to MLS Live that is not subject to Black Outs. Yes MLS, I would gladly pay more money to be able to stream when the game is on ESPN or FS1.

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