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Philadelphia Union News
International spot acquired from SKC for $200k; Oravec loaned to Union II
Sporting Director Ernst Tanner told fans in a town hall last week that they would be adding a player in a position of need so the open roster spot could be for that player. The Union has been thin in the forward spot with Ilsinho, Cory Burke and Jack de Vries out injured but an attacking midfielder would also make sense depending on where the team sees Anthony Fontana fitting in going forward.
What we learned about every new coach in Week 1
What did the eight teams with new coaches try to accomplish on the field last weekend? And, taken with a big grain of salt, what could we see from them for the rest of the year?
BMO Field to expand to 45,000 seats ahead of 2026 World Cup
As it stands, BMO Field’s current seating capacity is 30,000 for a soccer match but possesses the ability to hold 40,000 for monumental occasions. In 2018, the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings participated in the Centennial Classic—an outdoor game at BMO Field—with 40,148 people attending.
U.S. Soccer News
United States drawn into Olympic Group G
The United States was drawn into group G, and will be facing Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand.
Rest of the World News
Barcelona boss Koeman: UEFA focused on money, not listening to players, managers
“Everybody is talking about a Super League or a [new] Champions League or a different way of playing in Europe. UEFA is talking a lot, but it is not doing or listening to the football people, not the managers or the players, about the number of games. Most important for them is the money.