News Roundup

Wednesday Roundup — Dec. 27, 2017

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News Roundups are posted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning with quick hits on what you may have missed and what is still to come in the soccer world.

Welcome to Wednesday’s News Roundup. Here’s what you may have missed during your Christmas holiday and what is still to come in the soccer world.

Philadelphia Union

Crickets in Chester

All 3 Points, a Philadelphia Union podcast, succinctly described the atmosphere around Chester in a Tweet on Tuesday.

The January Transfer Window is set to open on Monday, and many clubs around Major League Soccer have already begun angling trades, opening roster spaces, and preparing bids.

Last week, the Union resigned German midfielder Fabian Herbers as well as the Brazilians: Ilsinho and Fabinho. The club also signed Jamaica international and Bethlehem Steel FC forward Cory Burke.

But in terms of prospects abroad, there have been little to no murmurings regarding potential Union bids and targets.

Look out for our January Rumor Mill, which will be posted in the coming days. It will hopefully help serve as a point of reference for all Union rumors, bids, and transfers during the upcoming transfer window. 

Major League Soccer

Pachuca Sign Kekuta Manneh from Columbus Crew SC

On Tuesday, Liga MX outfit Pachuca announced they had acquired Manneh from Columbus.

Manneh joined Crew SC at the beginning of the 2017 MLS campaign from Vancouver Whitecaps. There, he scored 22 goals and dished 12 assists in 101 regular season games. While with Columbus, Manneh bagged four goals in 19 appearances.

New York Red Bulls Reportedly Agree to Deal With Alejandro Romero Gamarra

According to Argentine side Atletico Huracan, the Red Bulls agreed to a $6.25 million transfer fee for Gamarra on Tuesday.

The Red Bulls have not confirmed the deal. However, if true, the deal would be the largest in the club’s history and would surpass the previous record fee of $2.2 million, which was paid in 2015 for Gonzalo Veron.

The 22-year-old winger has spent time at the Under-20 World Cup with Argentina.

US Soccer

(Philadelphia Union) Fan Reunites Christian Pulisic With Dog

Stories like this are always a must-read during the holiday season.

English Premier League 

Tottenham’s Harry Kane Sets Premier League Record

Kane broke the Premier League record for goals in a calendar year on Tuesday. His hat trick in Spurs’ 5-2 Boxing Day victory over Southhampton helped the English striker surpass Alan Shearer to overtake the record.

The Englishman has 39 league goals and 56 goals for Spurs and England in 2017. Kane’s second goal of the contest also put him in front of Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi for most goals for club and country this year.

Manchester United Rally For a Point Against Burnley

Jesse Lingard spoiled Burnley’s dream performance at Old Trafford on Tuesday and rescued his own side from defeat. The second-half substitute scored two unanswered goals to level the score between the Clarets and Red Devils.

Highlights

It was all Burnley in the first half as the Clarets led by two goals at the break. Sean Dyche’s side looks the real deal heading into the second half of the Premier League season. They currently sit seventh in the table and four points behind fifth place Spurs.

Here is a look at the updated Premier League table following Boxing Day results.

Thanks for giving Wednesday’s News Roundup a read. Check back Friday morning for quick hits on what you may have missed and what is yet to come. 

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