Philadelphia Union News
Philadelphia Union unscathed in MLS Expansion Draft
For the fourth straight expansion draft, the Philadelphia Union didn’t have any players selected by 2020 newcomers Inter Miami and Nashville SC.
2019 Expansion Draft results: Inter Miami, Nashville SC make their picks
Ahead of their 2020 inaugural season, MLS expansion teams Inter Miami CF and Nashville SC continued to build their squads with five selections each in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft held on November 19.
Catch up on all the trades following the MLS Expansion Draft
While a few of the faces selected Tuesday figure to be on the 2020 roster for the expansion sides, there was also some wheeling and dealing that saw some known faces from around the league changing teams.
2019 MLS Expansion Draft Grades
It’s obviously too early to judge, but check out some instant reaction grades.
LA Galaxy re-sign Sebastian Lletget
Sebastian Lletget will be returning to the LA Galaxy in 2020, and this time he’s on a TAM deal.
The Portland Timbers and Diego Valeri might finally have a deal
As the report states, it is unclear if the proposed deal keeps Valeri as a DP or a TAM player.
Timbers sign Croatian central defender Dario Zuparic
Zuparic, a 27 year-old center back who represented Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina at the youth international level, previously played for Italian Serie B club Pescara, helping them earn promotion to Serie A in 2016.
Rio Tinto Stadium’s pitch named the best soccer field in the nation
Rio Tinto, home to Real Salt Lake and Utah Royals FC, was chosen for the accolade by a panel of 12 independent judges who scored entries based on “playability, appearance of surfaces, utilization of innovative solutions, effective use of budget and implementation of a comprehensive agronomic program,” per a news release.
U.S. Soccer News
Nations League recap - USA 4-0 Cuba: The Americans take Group A
An early goal for the Yanks would set the tone for the match as Cuba put forward an energetic, but fruitless effort. The performance wasn’t perfect, but with a 4-0 win on the road, the result was what the team needed.
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Mourinho tops Spurs wishlist after Pochettino sacking
Tottenham have sacked Mauricio Pochettino as manager, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday, with sources telling ESPN FC that Jose Mourinho is at the top of the club’s wish list to take over.
Euro 2020: Ukraine among top six seeds; France, Portugal unseeded
France missed out on a place among the seeds by one point, with Artem Biesiedin’s 93rd-minute equaliser for Ukraine in Serbia on Sunday proving to be the difference.