Daily news roundups

News roundup: Homegrown journeys, Week 1 in review, Bob Bradley looks back, more

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Philadelphia Union

The Union’s patience has paid off with the debuts of Fontana and Trusty.

Alejandro Bedoya wore an “MSD Strong” shirt in honor of victims of the Parkland, Florida school shooting. Bedoya grew up just 15 minutes from Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School.

Union CBO Tim McDermott continues to make it rain with Franklin Group becoming the team’s official printing and promotional partner.

Wawa jersey sponsor, anyone?

A heartfelt shoutout to Anthony Fontana from his childhood club in Newark, DE.

ICYMI: Matt DeGeorge’s piece on Chester and the Union stadium deal is a must-read.


The incredible story of 18-year-old Seattle homegrown defender Handwalla Bwana’s journey from Kenyan refugee camp to CenturyLink Field.

The #PlayYourKids movement is finally coming to MLS.

Big storylines from Week One.

Jack Elliott makes the league’s Team of the Week.

Soccer America’s weekly power rankings.

Thus far undefeated LAFC manager Bob Bradley tells ESPN he wishes Swansea City never called.

The new league salary rules bump the cap up to $4 million.


A recap of the weekend’s preseason action.

El Paso will join the ranks of USL in 2019.

U.S. Soccer

What we learned from the USWNT’s 1-1 draw with France over the weekend.

You’ll want to pay attention to the revamped women’s squad.

Young U.S. defender Shaq Moore continues to carve his path at Levante in La Liga.

Vuelta al mundo

Before Paris St. Germain’s cash-fueled rise to the top of Ligue 1, there was Matra Racing.


  1. At the bottom of Steve Whisler’s segment titled MLS is a link that references the salary cap rising above $4 million.
    The story mentions that the rule about having to share the proceeds from the sale of a homegrown player has changed.
    Now the club keeps 100% of those proceeds apparently.

  2. #PlayTheKids is a good step.
    Now we need #PlayTheAmericans. MLS was down around 25% US players on opening day. EPL – widely regarded as the poorest when it comes to playing their homies – was at 38% last year. Bundesliga is around 50% German.
    I have NO problems with foreign talent, but if we expect to get anywhere, we need to be playing our boys more than we are right now.

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