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Time to DOOP, A Notebook on Philadelphia Union

The Philadelphia Union continue to be the best in the Eastern Conference as Alejandro Bedoya makes a major statement.

Chester PA: The Push for the 2019 MLS Playoffs keeps going on, and your Philadelphia Union are the top dogs in the east. They have been getting some good breaks and good bounces to go their way.

Let’s take a look at what has gone on with the Philadelphia Union as they look to make a statement to the rest of MLS.

Bedoya scores & makes a statement:

In the third minute of the Union’s win over DC United on August 4, Union Capitan Alejandro Bedoya scored. After the goal, he went over to the FOX Sports Microphone that was on the field and said, “Congress, do something now. End gun violence.” This was in reference to the shootings in Dayton Ohio & EL Paso Texas over the weekend.

Play where Alejandro Bedoya scored:

MLS would respond to Alejandro Bedoya  remakes with the following statement

MLSPA Executive Director Bob Foose with a statement about the remarks of Alejandro Bedoya

“On this tragic weekend, on behalf of all MLS players, I want to express my full support for Alejandro Bedoya’s exercise of free speech. To paraphrase his post-game comments, before our members are soccer players, they are people. Ale poignantly voiced what so many Americans are feeling right now, which is enormous frustration at our elected leaders’ failure to act to protect their citizens.”

Alejandro Bedoya postgame on his goal and his remarks:

Some of the reaction to what Bedoya said

USWNT Star Megan Rapinoe:

USWNT star Julie Ertz:

Fox Sports Alexi Lalas:


Following the game, there was speculation as to whether  MLS would discipline Alejandro Bedoya remakes, and the answer to that was NO.

Alejandro Bedoya would also get named the MLS Player of the week:

Jim Curtin Coach of Week

With everything that was going with  Alejandro Bedoya, MLS would also announce that Union Coach Jim Curtin would be named the MLS Coach of the week

Injury updates:
On Friday, Union Head Coach Jim Curtin provided some updates to some of their injured players.

The rest of what Jim Curtin said during his weekly press conference:

The Union will get ready to take on Houston Dynamo on Sunday at 6 PM on PHL 17 from Talen Energy Stadium.

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