Philadelphia Union News
Philadelphia Union announce the signing of two more homegrowns for 2021
The two 16-year-olds will officially join the first team as the No. 16 and 17 homegrown players in franchise history after impressing in 2020 with Philadelphia Union II.
Takeaways: Union turn their attention to the postseason
Philadelphia Union have claimed the 2020 Supporters’ Shield, the first trophy in club history, and now have fully turned their attention to the 2020 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. Head Coach Jim Curtin took to the media to discuss the upcoming playoff run.
Mbaizo earns first start with Cameroon
Mbaizo’s start came in Les Lions Indomptables 4-1 win over Mozambique in game three of the qualification group stage of Africa Cup of Nations 2021.
Fire retain 27 players after missing the playoffs
The Fire moved on from CJ Sapong, serving as the biggest name to leave. Sapong, who will turn 32 this winter, is an MLS veteran and regular goalscorer but fell out of favor under Wicky. He made just four starts this season, scoring twice, as the club often played with DP Robert Beric as the lone forward.
Austin FC Expansion Draft Set to Take Place on December 15, 2020
According to the 2020 MLS Expansion Draft rules, Austin FC allowed to draft five players, picking one player from each of five different squads who did not have players selected in the 2019 Expansion Draft.
USMNT plays to scoreless draw against Wales
The starting XI featured the debuts of Gio Reyna, Yunus Musah, and Konrad de la Fuente. The team employed a 4-3-3 lineup, with Sebastian Lletget operating as the false 9 for most of his time in the game.
Rest of the World News
Macedonia Qualifies for First Euros; Scotland, Hungary, Slovakia Join in Dramatic Fashion
Scotland gave up a 90th-minute equalizer before winning a tense penalty shootout to reach its first major tournament in 22 years. Hungary found two late goals to beat Iceland 2-1. Slovakia also lost its lead late but scored an extra-time winner.