Philadelphia Union News
No matter who he’s paired with, Auston Trusty excels
Auston Trusty is following in the footsteps of fellow back line member Keegan Rosenberry this season. If he plays the full ninety minutes this weekend against NYCFC, Trusty will be the second Union player in three years to play every minute of the season for a playoff team.
Union need to be wary of the David Villa threat
The modern Yankee Stadium doesn’t have the same mystique and aura as the one that stood across 161st Street for decades.
Spurs latest European giant linked with Miguel Almiron
This time, according to AM 1080, the Paraguayan playmaker is subject to a €25 million bid from Tottenham.
Checking in on the Kellyn Acosta/Dominique Badji trade
One of the US national team’s hottest prospects, most figured Acosta would be the subject of a multimillion-dollar transfer to Europe. But that hasn’t happened. To Colorado it’d be to reignite his MLS career.
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Europa League Review
Danny Welbeck scored the only goal of the game as Arsenal beat Europa League rivals Sporting Lisbon 1-0 to extend their winning streak to 11 games.
UEFA plans walkout over new Club World Cup
UEFA’s nine representatives on the FIFA Council will walk out of Friday’s meeting and boycott proceedings if FIFA president Gianni Infantino forces a vote on his proposal to organize a full-fledged summer Club World Cup and a new Nations League-style tournament, sources told ESPN.
New FIFA Rankings sees Belgium claim the top spot
Belgium have edged ahead of France to take outright top spot in FIFA’s world rankings, released on Thursday, while tiny Gibraltar were the biggest risers thanks to their first two competitive wins this month.
French soccer hunts for more exposure in abroad
After nailing down a record deal for domestic television rights — it will be worth about 1.2 billion euros annually, or about $1.37 billion annually, beginning in 2020 (comparable to Spain, Germany and Italy) — Quillot is now setting his sights overseas.