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Footy on the Telly – June 23-30

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This week, The Union Must Win (twice, don't they?), FIFA Confederations Cup, UEFA Euro U21, Copa Sudamericana, Segunda Playoffs, and a lot of soccer history.

USL leads the way with improved TV and digital coverage from USL Productions

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USL, which is a sanctioned second division by the United States Soccer Federation, has undertaken a massive effort to increase accessibility of its product to viewers while improving production in a cost-effective way. The league has undertaken a massive $10 million effort to enhance its productions, both for digital and television.

USL leads the way with improved TV and digital coverage from USL Productions

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USL, which is a sanctioned second division by the United States Soccer Federation, has undertaken a massive effort to increase accessibility of its product to viewers while improving production in a cost-effective way. The league has undertaken a massive $10 million effort to enhance its productions, both for digital and television.

Major League Soccer

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through June 18

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Philadelphia's playoffs chances continue to crash. Also, the USOC chances get bleak due to unlucky draw.

Player of the week: Adam Najem

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With the Union looking for answers, one may reside in Bethlehem. Adam Najem shined against NYRBII last weekend. Is our player of the week Philadelphia's next attempt to solve the no. 10 riddle?

U.S. Open Cup Round of 16: Miami FC hosts Atlanta United, FC Cincy hosts Chicago Fire, and more

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With the Round of 16 draw officially complete, the next stage of the U.S. Open Cup features some truly intriguing match-ups

The immediate takeaway is that both Miami FC and FC Cincinnati will host their round of 16 MLS opponents in the South region, with Miami taking on Atlanta United and Cincy battling the Chicago Fire.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through June 11

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Despite only a few games this week, Philadelphia's chances continue to decline a little bit.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through June 4

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Chicago at the top of the power rankings. Philadelphia continues declining. They'll need to pull at least 7 points from the next three home matches to improve their playoffs outlook.

This Weekend's Soccer on TV

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The major Europeanleagues may be finished but that doesn't mean that there isn't plenty of soccer on TV this weekend.

Taking center stage is the Champions League final between Juventusand Real Madrid Saturday. Real Madrid will be gunning for their second straight title against a stout Juventus team.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through May 28

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Philadelphia moves up in power rankings but down in playoff chances. Toronto is back on top.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through May 21

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Philadelphia moves up to 7th in SEBA's power rankings. NYCFC takes the top spot overall. USOC second round is complete with the fourth round draw decided.

News roundup: Making noise, Jones at WCQs, Ocean City comeback, and a big de-Pugh

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Oh, no, people are talking about the Union. Plus league news, Derrick Jones' impressive WCQ shift, Mallory Pugh becomes a pro, and Ocean City goes ham.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through May 14

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Philadelphia jumps up to 10th in Power Rankings. Toronto takes 1st. U.S. Open Cup 1st round is finished and the 3rd round draw is complete.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through May 7

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Philadelphia climbs out of last in the power rankings and moves in the right direction towards improving playoff odds.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 30

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Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 30. Orlando takes over 1st place in power rankings. Philly needs to bank a win before it can move out of the cellar.

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 23

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Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 23

Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 16

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Updated MLS, USL, and NWSL SEBA projections through April 16

Taking Attendance 4/16/2017: Almost All The Pros

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Almost every team in Major League Soccer, the United Soccer League and the North American Soccer League has played at least one home game1, so let's take a look at how each of our three pro men's leagues are doing at the turnstiles2. First, the numbers for MLS, the USL and the NASL and then, after the jump, a few notes.

Rochester Rhinos

USL Week 12 Rewind: Drogba nets two, Rochester keeps winning, Louisville rolls, and more

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It was a wild weekend of USL action featuring goals, streaking teams, and plenty of penalties. Seven teams in both conferences are carrying unbeaten streaks of four or more games as teams are beginning to find their grooves. Four other teams were able to register shutouts on the weekend while three teams netted three goals.

USL Week 11: A Midweek Look Ahead

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Midweek USL action is in full swing as teams are beginning to catch up on their games in hand.

Each USL match in the midweek slate will feature video assistant referees' which will be worth watching given the number of penalties that are given in each game. The headline match will see the Energy take on Phoenix Rising on Tuesday night.

USL Week 11 Rewind: Real Monarchs top the East, Rhinos find their rhythm, and more

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This week, the Western Conference got a new leader in Real Monarchs SLC.

The Monarchs are on an opposite path from their MLS counterparts Real Salt Lake. While the MLS team has struggled this season, the USL side is flourishing. The Monarchs sit at 10-1-0 on the season, are now on a seven-game winning streak, and went top of table, tied with unbeaten San Antonio FC at 9-0-3, with a game in hand.

USL Week 11: A Look Ahead

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After US Open Cup play dominated the midweek action, there's a full slate of USL matches ahead this weekend. The Rochester Rhinos will be looking to find consistency in their match with FC Cincinnati but it wont be easy as Cincy has won two straight.

Swope Park Rangers will be looking to end San Antonio's 11-game unbeaten streak as well.

U.S. Open Cup Round 3: A Look Ahead

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The third round of the U.S. Open Cup kicked off on Tuesdaynight with Saint Louis FC being the first team to qualify for the fourth round by beating the Michigan Bucks 2-1. An early brace bySebastian Dalgaard was enough to see them through for a fourth round matchup with the Chicago Fire.

Wednesday'saction will see three amateur teams seek a chance at the fourth round with two of them hosting their games.

USL Week 10: A Midweek Look Ahead

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With USL sides involved in the U.S. Open Cup, the first double game week of the season is upon us.

The Rochester Rhinos match against the Tampa Bay Rowdies will headline the midweek slate as the USL Game of the Week on ESPN 3. ESPN picked a good one as the Rowdies will look to take sole possessionof the top spot in the East.

USL Rewind: San Antonio FC keeps rolling, Sounders 2 win thriller and more

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The weekend's USL slate saw San Antonio FC continue their dominance by blanking Portland Timbers II. With the win, San Antonio continues their run as USL's only unbeaten team. The victory by the Western Conference leaderwas one of two 4-0 victories, with the Rochester Rhinos also blanking the Charlotte Independence by that score.

Charleston Battery

USL Week 12: A Look Ahead

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FC Cincinnati pulled off an improbable upset in the U.S. Open Cup midweek, defeating the Columbus Crew SC.

With a proposal for a new stadium, the Open Cup victory, and the massive crowds, Cincinnati should be on cloud nine. Their results in the league don't inspire the same way their off-the-field happenings do right now.

USL Week 11: A Look Ahead

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Didier Drogba is set to steal headlines this weekend in his debut for Phoenix Rising FC as they take on Vancouver Whitecaps 2.

While the 39 year-old Ivorian will steal some of the spotlight, the game of the weekend might be in New Jersey on Sunday afternoon. The fourth place New York Red Bulls II welcome third place Louisville City FC.

USL Rewind: San Antonio FC remains unbeaten, Battery top East, and more

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The busy USL weekend action washeadlined by both conference leaders remaining atop of their respective tables.With a goalless-draw against Seattle Sounders FC 2, San Antonio FC continues their unbeaten run nine games into the season to remainatop of the Western Conference table. In the East, Charleston Battery remained locked at the top of the table with their 2-0 victory over Saint Louis FC.

Luca Uccello

USL Rewind: Rowdies, Battery keep battling atop East; SLC, San Antonio shine in West

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The ninth week of USL action saw the Real Monarchs and San Antonio FC continue to rule the roost in the Western Conference. The Charleston Battery and Tampa Bay Rowdies also kept their dogfight atop the East going strong. Reno 1868 got themselves another blowout win and a wild finish in New York gave Ottawa Fury FC a massive win over an MLS reserve side.

Match Report: Toronto FC II 0-1 Bethlehem Steel

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The Steel travelled to Toronto and earned three points. After converting an early penalty, Bethlehem's stout defending sealed the game.

Tampa Bay Rowdies

USL Week 9: A Look Ahead

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Week 9of USL action features a few top of the table match-ups to keep you entertained.

The big clash out East comes as the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and Louisville City battle it out in a showdown between third and fourth. Meanwhile, out West, the Real Monarchs sit in second place as they face the fourth-place Colorado Springs Switchbacks.

Must-See Goal: Marcel Schafer

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The Rest

USL Week 14: A Look Ahead

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The non-stop USL action continues this weekend with a big match-up between teams splitting the headlines the last few weeks.

Didier Drogba and Phoenix Rising FC will come face to face with Western cConference juggernauts Real Monarchs SLC Saturday night. The Monarchs are now the USL record holders in consecutive games won and look like an unstoppable force.

Soccer Monday: Your Running Commentary

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A quiet Monday kicks off in Russia, before traversing West into Europe and finally across the Atlantic for some USL action in the U.S.

Australia and Germany headline a slow day with an 11 a.m. kickoff in Russia. The defending World Cup champions take on the Asian Football Confederation representative in the FIFA Confederations Cup on Fox Sports 1 as the lone match of the day.

Report: Local minor league baseball owner to lead investment group to bring USL to Omaha

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According tothe Omaha World-Herald, efforts to bring a USL team to Omaha are taking shape.

The owner of the minor league baseball Omaha Storm Chasers, Gary Green, has tentativelyagreed to lead an ownership group to bring USL to Omaha. The group would also be tasked with building a soccer specific stadium as well.

News roundup: Union surge, league roundups, Gold Cup calling, more

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The Union's form is baffling everyone, while traditional powers sputter, and who are the dark horse Gold Cup call-ups?

Yallop resigns as Phoenix Rising FC head coach

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Over the last few weeks, Phoenix Rising FC has gained plenty of attention for its newest player, and it could garner more headlines as a coaching search begins.

Frank Yallop resigned as head coach and president of soccer operations on Monday to rejoin his family in Northern California.

"Helping set the stage for success at Phoenix Rising FC has been among the most enjoyable accomplishments in my career," Yallop said.

Las Vegas negotiating with USL for use of Cashman Field for expansion team

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While the city of Las Vegas did not submit an official bid for MLS expansion, despite rumors, professional soccer may be coming to the city in the very near future anyway via the USL.

City officials will meet with the owners of Las Vegas Soccer, LLC., led by former Orlando City COO Brett Lashbrook, to engage in negotiations regarding the use of Cashman Field for a USL expansion team set to begin play in 2018, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Should Bethlehem play in the second or third division?

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PSP explores the question of which division Bethlehem should play in once USL splits into two divisions.