Today's open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Union, MLS, and U.S. National team related news and notes...
USA Wins 2012 U-20 World Cup Beating Germany 1-0 [SoccerNation.com] - "Kealia Ohai scored a 44th-minute goal to end Germany's record shutout streak en route to the USA's third World Cup crown in this tournament's history."
Sloppy play, lackluster tactics doom U.S. in historic defeat to Jamaica [Grant Wahl, SI.com] - "Three points on Tuesday would ease a lot of the pressure that now surrounds this U.S. team after a tie and a loss in its last two semifinal round games."
Eddie Johnson Brace Leads Sounders Over Chivas USA [Jeremiah Oshan, Sounder At Heart] - "The one thing missing from the Seattle Sounders' arsenal this year has been the ability to score a come-from-behind victory. Thanks to a pair of goals from Eddie Johnson, that's no longer an issue." San Jose clinched a playoff berth with Seattle's win.
Geoff Cameron looking to settle in with new club Stoke [Allen Ramsey, Goal.com] - "The USA defender is thrilled with his move to the EPL, and is now looking to settle at both club and international level."
Fire Come Back To Tie Mexican League Champs Santos Laguna [Ruben Tisch, Hot Time In Old Town] - "When the Fire played reigning Mexican League champions Santos Laguna to a 2-2 draw on Saturday at Toyota Park, the Fire faithful got a glimpse at their future."
John Terry to miss England's World Cup qualifier against Ukraine [The Telegraph] - "John Terry will miss England's World Cup qualifier with Ukraine at Wembley on Tuesday after an ankle injury forced him to pull out from the fixture."