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News roundup: Pontius breaks through, no Almiron, NYCFC stadium bid, USSF drama, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Pontius breaks through, no Almiron, NYCFC stadium bid, USSF drama, more

Chris Pontius finally scores, Miguel Almiron will be out for Atlanta versus the Union, and a whole bunch of hubbub from the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Youth and pride: If not now, when?
Commentary / Union

Youth and pride: If not now, when?

Shana Tovah! Steve Whisler rings in the Jewish New Year with all sorts of disbelief about the Union’s resistance to play their best young prospects.

News roundup: Andre Blake multimillion dollar transfer to EPL killed due to arcane permit rule
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Andre Blake multimillion dollar transfer to EPL killed due to arcane permit rule

Jamaican players can’t move to Europe thanks to their low FIFA ranking, Jay Heaps gets the ax, MLS is considers changing playoff format, USWNT heads to Cinci, and much more.

Match preview: New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union
Match previews

Match preview: New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia heads to New Jersey for the last time this season. Will the kids get a chance to show what they can do against a rival side?

Player ratings: Minnesota United 1 – 1 Philadelphia Union
Player ratings

Player ratings: Minnesota United 1 – 1 Philadelphia Union

If you didn’t watch the game, you didn’t miss much. Did anyone stand out in a messy game in Minnesota?

News roundup: RSL Homegrown push, U.S. youth pipeline, beIN fail, more
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News roundup: RSL Homegrown push, U.S. youth pipeline, beIN fail, more

MLS youth trends, how to fix U.S. qualifying woes, and a Qatari media conglomerate runs into a political mess.

News roundup: Time to sell Blake?, Yanks desperate for road result, WCQ news, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Time to sell Blake?, Yanks desperate for road result, WCQ news, more

Tonight’s away match versus Honduras could be the decider for the U.S.’s automatic qualification for Russia 2018.

News roundup: Deflating draw, swooning for Seba, WCQ previews, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Deflating draw, swooning for Seba, WCQ previews, more

The Union do it again and a whole bunch of praise for Toronto FC and their Italian talisman.

Player of the Week: Jack Elliott
Player of the Week

Player of the Week: Jack Elliott

For his first MLS goal plus an assist and the type of defensive performance fans have come to expect, Jack Elliott is your Player of the Week.

News roundup: Snatching defeat, beware the Reds, Elliott accolades, more
Daily news roundups

News roundup: Snatching defeat, beware the Reds, Elliott accolades, more

The reviews come in from a back-breaking loss in San Jose and the Union look ahead to their midweek date versus a historically-dominant Toronto FC.