As sporting director Ernst Tanner foreshadowed earlier in the week, the Union said farewell to goalkeeper Carlos Miguel Coronel on Friday. His replacement is MLS veteran Joe Bendik, acquired from the Columbus Crew in exchange for a 2020 second round draft pick.
This weekend, the 23 players from the World Cup-winning U.S. women’s soccer team return to their National Women’s Soccer League clubs. Here’s a viewer’s guide to where to find them, and their international and American teammates you should know about.
Marking further proof of soccer’s growth in Philadelphia, the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, the Union and Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer are committing $3.5 million to build soccer facilities across the city over the next five years.
In 1999, the ubiquitous nature of seeing these women on TV, on magazine covers, in newspapers, on Wheaties boxes, made me think that being a woman who excelled at sports - and having that excellence celebrated - was normal.