Friday's soccer news update starts with USMNT player Jose Torres on the bench for Tigres as they took a 3-0 lead over UNAM Pumas last night in the Liga MX 2015 Apertura finals. ESPN FC's Tom Marshall has a match report. The series concludes on Sunday night. Shocking news from Honduras where National Team player Arnold Peralta was murdered outside of a shopping mall. The AP's Freddy Cuevas has that story.
The Philadelphia Union introduced former USMNT player Earnie Stewart as the team's new sporting director. Stewart is leaving Eredivisie club AZ for the MLS job. "Since my first conversation with Jay and Richie, I felt a strong energy and had a good feeling about the Union’s potential,” Stewart said. “It has been a long-term goal of mine to return to the United States and as I am working to have a strong understanding of the organization’s DNA, we are developing a plan to build long term success here at the Union.”
Trinidad & Tobago's players are considering a strike action over lack of payments, potentially refusing to play the Copa America playoff according to Wired868's Lasana Liburd. Remezcla's Jessica Lopez on the return of pro soccer to Ciudad Juarez. SFGate's Douglas Zimmerman on the potential for NASL expansion to San Francisco.
Inside World Football's Matt Scott explains the rise of Premier League club Southampton. The Guardian's David Conn has the details on Bolton Wanderers and unpaid taxes. Pro Soccer Talk's Joe-Prince Wright wonders whether or not to take Chelsea seriously this season. Bundesliga Fanatic's Conor Garratt looks at Gladbach after crashing out of European competition with a 4th-place finish in their Champions League group.
The NY Times' Sam Borden with word that suspended UFA president Michel Platini lost his appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport but has other options.
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