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
— Jeff Carlisle (@JeffreyCarlisle) August 5, 2019
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:
— Larry Henry Jr (@lhenry019) August 5, 2019
Some of the reaction to what Bedoya said
USWNT Star Megan Rapinoe:
— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) August 5, 2019
USWNT star Julie Ertz:
After the Philadelphia Union’s Alejandro Bedoya called for gun control immediately after scoring a goal last weekend, USWNT star Julie Ertz voices her support for his stance pic.twitter.com/iBnnVYOMc9
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 7, 2019
Fox Sports Alexi Lalas:
“Alejandro Bedoya wasn’t grandstanding, co-opting or virtue signaling, he was just being human.”@AlexiLalas on Bedoya’s passionate in-game statement to Congress with an on-field microphone ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/ViTWAWqKpA
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) August 7, 2019
Alejandro Bedoya tells CNN that calling out Congress was a “spur of the moment” decision https://t.co/N8HY8h7GcT
— Jill Martin (@ByJillMartin) August 6, 2019
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:
— Major League Soccer (@MLS) August 5, 2019
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
An Honor Rightfully Earned 😤
Head Coach Jim Curtin named @MLS Coach of the Week for the FOURTH time this season👏👏
— PhilaUnion (@PhilaUnion) August 5, 2019
On Friday, Union Head Coach Jim Curtin provided some updates to some of their injured players.
Curtin says Monteiro is still not 100 percent and has a little bit of discomfort.
Sergio Santos, Matt Freese and Olivier Mbaizo are back in training.
— Joe Tansey (@JTansey90) August 9, 2019
The rest of what Jim Curtin said during his weekly press conference:
LIVE Jim Curtin's press conference ahead of Houston Dynamo 8/11 https://t.co/qHNpElbk8c
— Philadelphia Union (@PhilaUnion) August 9, 2019
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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