Tanner gets extension, Blake leads Jamaica to a win and more in today’s links
Philadelphia Union News
Philadelphia Union gives Sporting Director Ernst Tanner a contract extension
Tanner’s signature since arriving has been his ability to find gems in the international market without breaking the bank on signings like Kacper Przybylko, Kai Wagner, Jakob Glesnes and Jose Martinez.
Olivier Mbaizo named to MLS Team of the Week
Mbaizo set up the Union’s game-tying goal in the 85th minute at rival New York Red Bulls, picking out Sergio Santos with a perfectly placed cross to make it 1-1 with the club down to 10 men. The 23-year-old led the team with three key passes on the night and won 73% of his duels in addition to three interceptions.
27 Takeaways: One observation on every MLS team after Week 12
A massive new manager bounce for Toronto FC, a dramatic Hell is Real clash in Cincinnati and another record for league-leading Seattle Sounders. Week 12 of the 2021 season had plenty to dissect as we look ahead to the return of MLS this weekend.
MLS Team of the Week: Toronto FC make a splash in Week 12
Toronto FC still face an uphill climb to overcome their difficult start to the 2021 season, but a step in the right direction sees the Reds pace the Week 12 Team of the Week.
Sporting Linked with French Midfielder/Winger
Chouiar, a 22 year old has spent the last two years with Dijon, joining from Lens ahead of the 2019-2020 season. Over the last two seasons he’s played 43 games for the club in league playing, scoring four goals, all in the 2019-2020 season.
Gold Cup News
Jamaica overcome tough Suriname in opener
Concacaf Gold Cup first-timers Suriname did not make it easy for an experienced Jamaica to take the three points in a 2-0 final in their Group C opener at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
Quick start lifts Costa Rica over Guadeloupe
Costa Rica topped Guadeloupe 3-1 to open its 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup with a full three points in Group C play on Monday night at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida.