United Soccer Coaches convention in Philadelphia - live updates

One of the biggest annual soccer spectacles in America is back in Philadelphia this week, as the United Soccer Coaches convention takes place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year’s edition is especially important because it comes just weeks before the U.S. Soccer Federation presidential election in February.

Bookmark this page for reporting and commentary from some of the nation’s most prominent soccer writers and analysts. On Saturday, you’ll be able to watch a presidential election candidates forum starting at 1 p.m.

Click here to read our preview of the convention, including a look at where the presidential election stands and a schedule of notable speakers.

Here are some other headlines from this week:

Union sign academy-bred defenders Matt Real, Mark McKenzie

Carli Lloyd, Christen Press, Sam Kerr in NWSL blockbuster trade

Union trade for David Accam, Chicago Fire and Ghana national team winger

Union’s Matt Real, Mark McKenzie fulfill dream by signing for hometown team

Carli Lloyd comes home to New Jersey’s Sky Blue FC, where she’s likely to finish her career