Here are yous links for Thursday April 14, 2016.
Philadelphia Union News
Big milestone for Brian Carroll's next game, as he will join an exclusive list of just five other players to have played in 350 career MLS games. Congrats Brian. Lets hope it comes in a win.
ESPN analysts Taylor Twellmen believes the Union's CJ Sapong has earned a call up from the national team. Hard to argue with his start. I know I was praising CJ in yesterday's post, but it really goes to show the improvement he has made since last year.
Good look at the tactical side of the Union's fast start to the season. The article credits much of the success to the defense and their newly installed press. Good article with plenty of videos citing examples mentioned in the article.
Twenty years ago today two original MLS teams debuted as the Kansas City Wiz hosted the Colorado Rapids, and MLS has posted the entire game on their website. NFL stadium and colorful jerseys, how far we have come in twenty years.
Our own Eugene Rupinski already commented on this in a post from yesterday but in case you missed it was in response from this article from PRO, the governing body for the referees of MLS. The whole team could've been offside, I love that goal.
Several new faces have enjoyed strong starts to their tenures in Major League Soccer, and Goal USA's Ives Galarcep takes a look at the best so far.
Abby hasn't really gotten retirement off to good start since her career ended late last year. Between this and her comments on foreign born players on the men's team she's been in hot water recently. Hopefully she'll learn from her mistakes and it will be smooth sailing for Abby.
Rest of the World News
Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid round out the final four in the UEFA Champions League, joining Manchester City and Real Madrid. A bit of a bore final four. Don't get me wrong all of those teams are deserving and filled with talented players, I guess I'm just disappointed with Wolfsburg going out. Such a great name.
That's all from me folks. Hope you enjoyed the read and have a great rest of your day.