Philadelphia Union News
history written | Philadelphia has been selected by FIFA to host the 2026 World Cup games
June 16, 2022 will forever remain a memorable date in Philadelphia football history as FIFA announced that the city of brotherly love will be one of 11 US cities to host the 2026 World Cup games.
Know Your Enemy | Familiar faces return for Saturday’s showdown
Under the stewardship of Chris Albright and head coach Pat Noonan, Cincy has grown into a strong, fighting team that can run at full steam at any moment. Nothing speaks more to that toughness than their four away wins, which are the second-highest in all of MLS.
Sky changed English football. Will Apple’s $2.5 billion deal do the same for MLS?
The $250 million-year deal is more lucrative than many expected (the previous deal with ESPN, Fox, and Univision was worth $90 million a year). That being said, MLS has secured its broadcast rights for the next decade for much less than many other leagues (the Premier League gets $450 million a year from NBC for its American broadcast rights alone). Will MLS still see this deal as good value in 2032?
US Soccer News
Stocking up supplies, lowering supplies and what we learned from the USMNT’s June camp ahead of the World Cup
The US Men’s National Team June camp is on the books. Instead of counting the days/weeks/months until the World Cup this fall, we’re now counting the minutes. There are only 180 left.
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The 2026 World Cup host cities have been announced, with 11 venues in the United States, 3 in Mexico and 2 in Canada
The 2026 World Cup will be the first tournament to be hosted by three nations and also the first to be expanded to include 48 teams in the competition.
Premier League games 2022-23: Ten Hag faces difficult start at Man Utd, Man City starts at West Ham
The first meeting between last season’s top two takes place on October 15 when Guardiola’s men visit Anfield, with the match scheduled for April 1. Jurgen Klopp’s side start their campaign against newly promoted Fulham at Craven Cottage.
Barcelona are expected to receive a transfer boost after members voted to sell future merch and TV rights
President Joan Laporta said Barca hope to earn as much as €700m from the two deals they now have approval for, ESPN reported last month.
Bayern Munich have signed Sadio Mane from Liverpool in a deal worth up to €41m
Liverpool are being paid €32m ($33.5m) upfront for Mane, with a further €6m ($6.3m) due if he meets a certain appearance clause and a further €3m (3, $15 million) based on individual and team performance.