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News roundup: Union opener, Barcelona invite hero to meeting, more

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Philadelphia Union

The Union kick their season off against New England Revolution on Saturday. Details from the Union here. Match preview here.

More on Boreck Dockal from Jonathan Tannenwald and Dave Zeitlin.

Paul Tenorio went 1-on-1 with Earnie Stewart.

Solid breakdown of the roster by Jonathan Tannenwald.

The Union announced a partnership with P.J. Whelihan’s.

Local

Bethlehem Steel signed midfielder Mike Catalano, the Union’s third round SuperDraft pick.

MLS

After Seattle beat Santa Tecla, New York Red Bulls topped Olimpia, and Toronto beat Colorado, the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League are set, and it’s MLS vs. Liga MX.

MLSSoccer.com put out a list of coaches by length-of-tenure. For the record, Jim Curtin is tied for third longest with Gregg Berhalter, Carl Robinson, Oscar Pareja, and Greg Vanney.

Bobby Warshaw has tips on how to watch MLS like a pro. I wonder what PSP tactician Adam Cann thinks.

Sam Stejskal breaks down how the (allegedly) imminent change in homegrown transfers will affect MLS teams, particularly the Union.

Another money-for-money trade, this time between D.C. United and Sporting Kansas City.

Portland waived veteran fullback Chance Myers.

USA

Megan Rapinoe led the USWNT to a 1-0 victory over rivals Germany in the SheBelieves Cup.

Around the globe

Barcelona have invited 15-year-old Anthony Borges to meet their first team after his heroic acts during the Parkland school shooting. Read this.

Careful what you pay for, PSG. Neymar may miss up to three months with his injury, which is far worse than initially feared.

10 Comments

  1. pragmatist says:

    That Barcelona story is amazing. Despite an abundance of negative stories floating around, there are still good people out there.

  2. i suddenly became very excited for the season to start

  3. Enjoyed Warshaw’s tips.

  4. Anyone else catch this article?
    Pretty interesting angle on the premise that youth are stifled here in the US. Again, Pulisic is the center piece.
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    https://www.theringer.com/2018/2/28/17046268/soccer-christian-pulisic-rob-moore-agent-usmnt-america

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