Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

“Hang this (jersey) on your wall and remind your players that we don’t want any more of your players going to D.C.” -- Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz

The Harrisburg Patriot-News has more on the Union’s partnership with the USL-2 Harrisburg City Islanders here and here.  (And no, we’re not just linking there because they gave us a great shout-out. But … it didn’t hurt.) You can also see some City Islanders videos here.

Great quote from Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz to City Islanders owner Eric Pettis, in reference to last year’s USL-2 rookie of the year, Tiyi Shipalane, moving to D.C. United: “Hang this [jersey] on your wall and remind your players that we don’t want any more of your players going to D.C.”

Major League Soccer delayed required roster cutdowns Monday because of ongoing labor negotiations.  Rosters were supposed to be down to 24 players yesterday, which includes 20 senior roster players and four on the developmental roster.

Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak says that he hasn’t settled on a lineup yet, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

(U.S. men’s and women’s national teams news after the jump.)

Several international friendlies kick off Wednesday, including the U.S. vs. the Netherlands at 2:30 p.m. in Amsterdam. The game is on ESPN2 and ESPN 360. ESPN.com has a preview, and so does Soccer America.

ESPN also has a cool look at Maurice Edu’s big goal that won the Rangers-Celtic derby this weekend and how it could be a turning point for him.

The U.S. women’s national team beat Sweden 2-0 on Monday to advance to the finals of the Algarve Cup in Portugal. They’ll face Germany on Wednesday.

Deloitte released its annual list of the richest soccer clubs in the world, the London Times reports. Real Madrid are the first team in any sport to exceed $400 million in worth.

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