Matchday 9: Goals on Sunday?

Matchday 9: Goals on Sunday?

I am going to keep this game thread pretty brief as I am still trying catch my breath following the absurdity that was the close of the English Premier League season. I mean, Manchester City score twice in added time to win the title on goal differential? Seriously? 
As for the game this afternoon against New York Red Bulls (12:30 ESPN2)? The Union, who are tied for last in MLS in goals scored, have to find goals from somewhere. They've been shut out four times in eight games. Meanwhile, the Red Bulls have kept a clean sheet in three consecutive games. Something has to give, no?
Where will the goals come from? Here's the starting lineup for the Union:
Zac MacMath, M. Farfan, Sheanon Williams, Carlos Valdes, Ray Gaddis, Freddy Adu, Gabriel Gomez, Brian Carroll, Keon Daniel, Lionard Pajoy and Danny Mwanga.
By all accounts the Union went out of its comfort zone in the midweek friendly against Schalke and actually shot the ball. Granted, it was a friendly, but the simple fact that they propelled the ball forward towards the opposing goal is encouraging.
It's already been a completely bonkers day of soccer. Hopefully the U can keep it going.

Report: Brett Brown accuses longtime friend of defrauding him of $750,000

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Report: Brett Brown accuses longtime friend of defrauding him of $750,000

Sixers head coach Brett Brown is in Australia this week, where he has accused longtime friend and former Australian men's national team assistant coach Shane Heal of defrauding him of $750,000, according to the Australian Associated Press.

Brown invested $250,000 into each of three companies for which Heal was the sole director. Brown wasn't given a legal title regarding the companies and didn't know the specifics of how the money would be used.

"I assumed that the money was going to be used for what Shane told me it was going to be used for," Brown said. "Because it was a friend that I had for 25 years."

Heal was charged last year by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission following an investigation relating to alleged misconduct in 2008, 2009 and 2010, according to the AAP.

The sides return to court in Brisbane on July 20.

Heal played in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1996-97 and was with the San Antonio Spurs in 2003.

Tonight's lineup: Odubel Herrera leads off; Cesar Hernandez (groin) out

Tonight's lineup: Odubel Herrera leads off; Cesar Hernandez (groin) out

A day after going 0 for 5 with five strikeouts, Odubel Herrera is leading off for the Phillies in their series opener Friday night against the Reds (see game notes).

It's the first time Herrera is leading off since last Aug. 19, a span of 84 games.

Cesar Hernandez gets the night off. He's been dealing with a groin pull for 10 days, manager Pete Mackanin said Friday.

Andres Blanco bats second and plays second.

Maikel Franco is back in the six-hole after going 1 for 5 with two strikeouts in the cleanup spot Thursday. Tommy Joseph bats fourth and Michael Saunders fifth.

Cameron Rupp, who walked three times in Thursday's win over the Rockies, catches Aaron Nola and bats seventh.

1. Odubel Herrera, CF
2. Andres Blanco, 2B
3. Aaron Altherr, LF
4. Tommy Joseph, 1B
5. Michael Saunders, RF
6. Maikel Franco, 3B
7. Cameron Rupp, C
8. Freddy Galvis, SS
9. Aaron Nola, P