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News roundup: A bad way and a good time to go on break

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Philadelphia Union

The Union went to New York City and came home empty-handed after losing 2-1 on a little league pitch. Onyewu (eye), Creavalle (cramps), and Ilsinho (undisclosed) all left the game due to injury. More from the Union, MLSSoccer, PSP, CSNPhilly, BrotherlyGame, and Section215. Highlights from the game.

Five bad minutes ruined a beautiful day.

Andre Blake earned respect but not a win.

Bedoya, Pontius, and Sapong were named to the preliminary 40 man U.S. Gold Cup roster.

Haitian striker Ronald Damus will go on trial with the Union, according to Caribbean Football Weekly.

Local

Josh Yaro started for Bethlehem Steel in their 1-1 draw with Ottawa. Postgame quotes.

Reading United knocked off rival Ocean City Nor’easters in PDL play. Reports from the Press of Atlantic City and Reading Eagle.

Get to know some of the Harrisburg City Islanders.

MLS

Scores and recaps from this week’s games.

FC Dallas became the first MLS team to score 5 goals in a half.

There is some friction in the league over USMNT Coach Arena’s selective release policy.

Along with the 3 Union players, the U.S. Gold Cup roster features many MLS players. Perhaps the most notable inclusion was FC Dallas GK Jesse Gonzalez, who last week proclaimed he wanted to play for Mexico. Well, he has apparently changed his mind. And Mexico wants to change it back.

Around the globe

The U-20 USMNT’s journey has come to a close with a 2-1 extra time loss against Venezuela. Analysis of the game and the tournament.

The senior USMNT drew Venezuela 1-1  at Rio Tinto Stadium. More from MLSSoccer. Analysis and Player Ratings.

Real Madrid won the Champions League with a 4-1 victory over Juventus and now turn their attention to winning the MLS All-Star Game.

Highlight of the day

Earnie Stewart’s son hits an upper 90 curler in a Union U-14 game.

5 Comments

  1. Glass half full: At least we’re not RSL or DC. Though to be honest, that doesn’t really provide much comfort to this team’s growing inventory of shoddy performances. Was a really shit weekend for football: Union lose, U20s knocked out and Juventus folded like they were playing at Talen Energy. I’m happy for Ronaldo’s 600th or so goal, but would have liked to see Buffon get a trophy at least once.

  2. OneManWolfpack says:

    Goes without saying, but man do we need a real #10. I feel like we have the players (minus the 10) to be a playoff team. But if Ilsinho is hurt (and he usually misses time), Alberg just won’t cut it. Najem is the only other player currently, that could maybe do it.
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    Please find a #10 when the window opens.

    • I wouldn’t go too down about the last couple of games. The RSL was a single letdown game prompted by long-distance travel and high altitude. In this last match we had 3 defensive midfielders unavailable, and then a 4th got hurt after we took the lead (not to mention one of our starting CBs). A lot of crap happened. I wouldn’t necessarily take it as a harbinger of what’s to come. Yet.

      Having said that, it would be great to buy out Mo Edu’s contract and land a #10 when the window opens.

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