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News roundup: 2018 MLS Schedule revealed, National TV schedule, USWNT star Tobin Heath injured

Philadelphia Union

2018 schedule has been revealed. Check out the Union’s schedule here. Read more:

Union ticket office has released partial season ticket plans. ‘Flex Plans’ available in 5 or 9-game plans. Prices: 5-match plan // 9-match plan. Info here.

Local / USL

Bethlehem Steel FC announced a ticket promotion.

In other USL news, FC Cincinnati made an off-season splash signing a 29-year-old former Middlesbrough FC midfielder.


Check out the 2018 MLS schedule for every team here.

MLS unveiled the USA and Canada national TV schedule. Details.

Atlanta United FC destined to sign yet another young South American impact player. Confirmation is needed still however.

Former USMNT midfielder Benny Feilharber was traded from Sporting KC to LAFC for $400 K in allocation money – $200 K in GAM + $200 K TAM. the 32-year old rejoins former national team coach Bob Bradley, who gave Feilharber his boost into national spotlight.

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#USWNT star and skilled footballer Tobin Heath will be out for at least 3 months. She underwent minor ankle surgery Thursday. Hoping for a speedy and healthy recovery!


USWNT star Tobin Heath underwent minor ankle surgery yesterday and is expected to be sidelined for 3-4 months.

TopDrawerSoccer produced a player pool for the US U17 men’s National Team.

Around the Globe

Chelsea are on the verge of signing 24-year England national team member and Everton midfielder Ross Barkley on a $22 million deal.

22-year old Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was named the African Player of the Year in 2017.

Barcelona could only tie Celta Vigo in their Copa del Ray matchup yesterday 1-1.

Tottenham and West Ham battled to a 1-1 draw. Both teams were playing with less than 48 hours rest.

Liga MX action returns today. Check out a 2018 season preview here.


    • That has to be a pretty tough call for the kid. The pressure on playing for Mexico must be something since his club is Monterrey.

  1. Without any new club-transforming signings, are there really any “Must-See” Union matches, yet? If at all, ever?

  2. The Gorgon Mirror says:

    talk show on Sirius yesterday ….’and the Philadelphia Union are not even worth discussing.’

  3. It’s nice we have the schedule out, now we need some players. I will not be fooled this year by cardboard cut outs!

  4. Nick Fishman says:

    Atlanta, not satisfied with upgrading to MLS 3.0, is upgrading their own upgrades.
    Miguel Almiron was Almiron 1.0. Ezequiel Barco is Almiron 2.0.

  5. Trust the Process. Ooops. Wrong sport.

    I am sure that there MUST be something cooking. There must be, There needs to be.

  6. el Pachyderm says:

    Tannenwald article following up on my post from last week about NT call ups for Academy Kids.
    Check it out.

    • Go to incognito mode on your browser.
      Put the link in there. It should work.

    • It’s good to have the academy kids doing decently. That can’t be a reason to NOT sign people though. Especially when Curtis doesn’t and won’t play them. “You’ll definitely see that at some point in one of our preseason games” is not a big defInitive statement. Imagine how much better Najem and Fontana would do watching and playing/practicing with a real life #10 and there was competition. Also, 20 years old is not 16. They should very obviously belong and be pushing for real minutes. Of course that would also depend on having a coach who switches it up sometimes.

      • Curtin has played the youth a decent amount though. Really the only one who probably should have played more was Jones and he was blocked by 2 of our best players. That’s just poor roster construction than anything.

      • In my book youth is U-21. Union ranked 14th in the league in U-21 min played. 702 min, D. Jones.

        #1 RSL- 6819 min played, 6 players
        #5 Atlanta- 1710 min played, 3 players

    • Somewhat good news but how many of the 12 are the real deal who will actually make a difference and will bring us far into the play-offs in say 3-5 years. Wait; how many will actually stay at the Union since they can currently go elsewhere with just a stoke of a pen. Note also that currently only 1 is on a YNT.
      Have absolutely no regret that I did not renew.

  7. Section 114 (former) says:

    Jay Simpson is Rais M’Bolhi 2.0 in a 3.0 world.

    • Not even close. M’Bolhi was a cancer. And almost single-handedly dashed the team’s playoff hopes in 2015 during that howler of a match against Columbus. I don’t see how anyone can feel they know much about Simpson’s game when he’s barely gotten a look at the pitch since arriving here last year. Get the man a #10 and some wingers who can thread a pass. I don’t hold his performance against him at all thus far.

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