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Four local teams compete in second round of U.S. Open Cup qualifying this weekend

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West Chester United will host Phoenix SC and United German Hungarians take on Junior Lone Stars U23

Four teams from the Philadelphia area are just two wins away from advancing to the first official round of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. But only two will survive this weekend to make it to the third and final round of local qualifying for amateur teams.

Playoffs are new for James Chambers, but big games aren’t

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Bethlehem Steel veteran ‘relishing' first crack at American-style playoffs

Irish midfielder James Chambers may be new to the concept of American-style playoffs to crown a league champion, but he's far from being a stranger to big games.

During his long career in his native Ireland, Chambers played in and won multiple cup titles, most recently capturing a League of Ireland Cup for St.

Steel Battle Louisville in First Playoff Appearance

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Playoffs baby!

Match: Louisville City FC vs. Bethlehem Steel FC

Date: Friday, October 20th, 7:30pm Kickoff

Officials: REF: Marcos DeOliveira AR1: Benjamin Hall-Volpenhein AR2: Johann Pedolzky 4TH: Aaron Hernandez

Projected XI LCFC: (3-4-3) – GK: Greg Ranjitsingh; D: Sean Totsch, Sean Reynolds, Tarek Morad; M: Kyle Smith, Speedy Williams, Paolo DelPiccolo, Oscar Jimenez; F: George Davis IV, Luke Spencer, Brian Ownby

Projected XI BSFC: Bethlehem (4-2-3-1) – GK: Jake McGuire; D: Aaron Jones, Hugh Roberts, Auston Trusty, Matt Real; DM: James Chambers, Derrick Jones; AM: Santo Moar, Adam Najem, Cory Burke; F: Seku Conneh

What to Expect:

Well, amid all these awful distractions about who is playing where at basically every level of soccer in this country (except for the USMNT, we know where they won't be in 2018) there's some USL playoff soccer to be played.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/20/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Brian Carroll announces retirement
Veteran made 370 career starts in Major League Soccer over 15 seasons.

Keegan Rosenberry suspended for Sunday's game for social media conduct
The second-year player asked for caption help in a tweet he posted 90 minutes before the Union's game against Chicago Fire.

Philadelphia Union Academy teams go unbeaten in games against D.C. United & Loudoun SC

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The Union U19, U17 and U15 teams had a win and two draws on the road against D.C. United, the U13s and U14 a win and a draw

Jeremy Rafanello scored a pair of goals in the second half and the defense held D.C. United in check until conceding a late goal in a 2-1 win for the Philadelphia Union U19s in Upper Marlboro, Maryland last weekend.

Keegan Rosenberry suspended for Sunday’s game for social media conduct

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The second-year player asked for caption help in a tweet he posted 90 minutes before the Union's game against Chicago Fire

Keegan Rosenberry's disappointing sophomore season will end with him unavailable for selection against Orlando City on Sunday.

Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin said Thursday during his weekly press conference that the 23-year-old defender will be suspended for the team's season finale because of inappropriate conduct on social media.

Here’s why you should care about the Crew’s possible move to Austin

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The ongoing saga of the Columbus Crew should be a cautionary tale to every MLS fan.

The saga surrounding the potential move of Columbus Crew SC to Austin is another in a long line of potential seismic shifts throughout Major League Soccer's short but turbulent history. If Anthony Precourt is allowed to move the Charter Member of Major League Soccer to Austin, it will effectively lay bare the falsehood that soccer clubs are a holy trinity of ownership, players, and fans.

Harrisburg City Islanders 2017 Season Recap

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A look back on the highs and lows of Harrisburg's 14th season

Even though the Harrisburg City Islanders were coming into their fourteenth season in 2017, they were still looking forward to a few firsts. It was going to be their first season at Division II and their first season playing all of their home matches at FNB Field.

Brian Carroll announces retirement

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Veteran made 370 career starts in Major League Soccer over 15 seasons

Sunday's season finale for the Philadelphia Union at home against Orlando City will mark the end of a 15-year career for veteran midfielder Brian Carroll, who announced his retirement on Thursday.

"As I look back on 15 years in MLS, it's been a fun ride: I've had a lot of great teammates and great coaches, and I had the privilege to represent a number of great cities and clubs," Carroll said in a news release.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/19/17

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Alberg wants to stay, Hamid wants to leave, and Donovan to run US Soccer?

Philadelphia Union News

Roland Alberg says he'd like to remain with Philadelphia Union
What do you, the fans think?

Philadelphia Union issues vague statement about Bethlehem Steel's future
Statement says the club is "committed to our goal of a long-term future in the Lehigh Valley" but not whether the team will play next season.

Philadelphia Union issues vague statement about Bethlehem Steel’s future

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Statement says the club is "committed to our goal of a long-term future in the Lehigh Valley" but not whether the team will play next season

Responding to rumors circling the internet on Tuesday night that the Bethlehem Steel and other MLS-owned USL clubs could be on their way out, the Philadelphia Union issued a vague statement about the team's future on Wednesday.

Blaming college soccer for U.S. World Cup disaster misses the point

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It's been years since college soccer was the main path to the national team

It hasn't been hard to find bad takes since the United States Men's National Team were knocked out of the 2018 World Cup on a disaster of an evening in Trinidad & Tobago on October 10. Among the worst takes I've seen over the past week have had something to do with it being all college soccer's fault.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/18/17

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Union facts, USMNT rumors, and Champions League results.

Philadelphia Union News

UNION FACT CHECK: Union close out season at home against Orlando City SC
One last game this season for the Union, let's prepare for it with some fact checking.

Tactical analysis: Chicago Fire 3-2 Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia Union have been consistent this season, but consistent in many of the wrong ways.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/17/17

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Crew possibly moving to Austin, Blake for Keeper of the Year, MLS news, and the next USA game.

Philadelphia Union News

Andre Blake nominated for Goalkeeper of the Year
Andre Blake is once again nominated for the MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award, aiming to become the first back-to-back winner in the award's history.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 10/16/17

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Philadelphia Union News

Union's Firey Start Extinguished In Second Half: Chicago Fire 3-2 Philadelphia Union
To put it mildly, the Philadelphia Union have not had much success on the road in 2017.

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