Brotherly Game Daily Links: Curtin’s First Press Conference of the Year
Pressure points | A new season begins
Curtin discussed the status of the roster as well as matchups to watch ahead of Game 1.
Philadelphia Union acquires $250,000 stipend from Houston Dynamo for international berth
The Union has acquired an additional place on the international list in the Jamiro Monteiro trade.
Philadelphia Union Announces 2022 Broadcast Schedule
PHL17 returns as the flagship broadcast partner for the 2022 season, airing 27 of the Union’s 34 games, 6ABC and NBC Sports Philadelphia will air one each, and five of the Union games will air nationally. Additionally, fans in the Philadelphia demographic will be able to watch all non-domestically broadcast games online for free.
Philadelphia Union II announces 2022 regular season schedule
Union II will be one of 21 clubs to join MLS NEXT Pro for the inaugural professional league season in 2022. The club will play 24 regular season games, 12 home and 12 away, over 26 weeks.
Ranking of the 28 MLS teams by level for 2022
What follows aren’t hard and fast power rankings, per se, but rather something a little looser in terms of talent level, cohesion, chemistry, and all the other things that make teams work ( or not).
Nashville SC trades Daniel Rios to Charlotte FC for allowance
Rios was Nashville’s first signing in MLS in December 2018 after spending time with North Carolina FC in the USL and his hometown Chivas Guadalajara. But since Nashville’s inaugural season in 2020, ankle injuries, among other ailments, have limited Rios to just 30 starts over two seasons, scoring five goals.
News from the rest of the world
Strong first half lifts Cruz Azul over Forge
With the night’s result, Cruz Azul secured a 4-1 aggregate win and a quarter-final tie with CF Montreal.
Roldan and Lodeiro team up to lead Seattle past Motagua
The results give the Sounders a 5-0 aggregate win and a quarter-final berth against Mexico’s Club Leon.
Rangers, Sevilla, Porto and Barcelona via
Resilience was the name of the game as Rangers, Sevilla and Porto progressed to the last 16 while a flurry of away goals did the trick for Barcelona, Atalanta and Leipzig.
Champions League final in Russia set to be moved by UEFA
UEFA is on the verge of withdrawing Saint Petersburg’s hosting rights for the 2022 Champions League final, sources have told ESPN, after convening an extraordinary meeting of its executive committee following the Russian attack on Ukraine on Thursday.