Eleven observations on the Union and other headlines from the local soccer scene, including a superb goal by Carli Lloyd.
Cameron Carter-Vickers' father was a first-round NBA draft pick. His son chose soccer over basketball, and was good enough at 11 to join Tottenham Hotspur's academy.
The average age of the U.S. men's soccer team players who've come to Philadelphia this week is just 22. Almost all of those players have played just a handful of games for the senior national team.
Hershey native Christian Pulisic will play for the national team in his home state for the first time.
Marcus Epps, Borek Dockal, Ilsinho and Keegan Rosenberry all scored goals in the team's best performance of the season.
The stages keep getting bigger for Auston Trusty, and the 19-year-old Media native keeps growing along with them.
With C.J. Sapong injured and Cory Burke suspended, someone else will probably have to step up Saturday night at Talen Energy Stadium.
Eleven observations on the state of the Union, from Saturday's win at Montreal to news from the academy.
It will be the fourth time overall that the Linc hosts the continental championship for North and Central American national teams.
Cory Burke was the game's headline player, scoring his first MLS goal in the 43rd minute before drawing a red card for a hard tackle in the 58th. Haris Medunjanin scored the second goal in the 88th.
Jim Curtin has tried his best to not let the Union's latest losing streak get to his head. But it seems to have happened lately, with the Union mired in a 2-5-2 start to the season.
Although the Union are mired in another discouraging season, Bethlehem Steel quietly continues to bring some promising Union academy products into the pro ranks.
The Union's payroll is the 15th-highest among Major League Soccer's 23 teams, according to new data from the MLS Players Association. Czech playmaker Borek Dockal's salary is $1,714,285.68.