Archive for November, 2010


City Islanders-Union open tryout

The City Islanders and Union will partner for an open tryout December 20-21.

Featured / Season Reviews / Union

Season review: Jack McInerney

One of the league’s youngest players showed quickly this year that if you get him the ball in scoring position, he will finish it. Check out PSP’s season review on Jack McInerney.

USWNT / Women's World Cup / Women's World Cup

Rodriguez goal assures USWNT World Cup spot

The Philadelphia Independence’s Amy Rodriguez scored the lone goal in the USWNT’s win over Italy to qualify for the 2011 Women’s World Cup. Despite being the last team to qualify, the US was seeded at the top of Group C. The draw for the tournament will happen on Monday, November 29, at 1:30pm.

Daily news roundups

Injuries made Salinas “expendable,” more news

Your post-Thanksgiving holiday roundup includes reaction to Salinas and Moreno draft, possible big name comings-and-goings in MLS, FIFA related wackiness ahead of Thursday’s WC vote, video of a goalie being chased by a turkey and more news.

Featured / MLS

Colombian Keeper Mondragon to Philly?

Previously linked to the New York Red Bulls, the New York Post speculates that Faryd Mondragon is headed to the Union.

Featured / Season Reviews / Union

Season Review: Michael Orozco Fiscal

Having endured a rough first-half of the season (along with the rest of his defensive mates), Michael Orozco Fiscal roared back into form in the second-half, cementing his spot in the center of the Union defense and proving that there is a lot more to come as the Union mature into a veteran MLS side.

Philadelphia Soccer History

Philadelphia’s first footballers

In honor of Thanksgiving, we take a look at the football played by Native Americans when English colonists first began to arrive with a focus on the game played by the original inhabitants of the Delaware Valley, the Lenni Lenape.

Featured / Union

Bon voyage, Shea Salinas & Alejandro Moreno

Philadelphia Union just lost their most exciting player and a veteran team leader. They chose to protect their star-crossed goalkeeper instead of the guy he lost his job to. Quite a strange day. PSP breaks down today’s expansion draft, with observations on what it means for the Union and a look at the overall draft.

Featured / Union

Union lose Salinas, Moreno

Vancouver take Shea Salinas in the fourth round, Alejandro Moreno in the seventh round, of the Expansion Draft. Chris Seitz is protected after Salinas is picked.

Daily news roundups / Featured

Expansion Draft news roundup and more

A roundup of Expansion Draft news (and mock drafts) from the Union and around the league. Plus MLS Cup TV ratings drop 44%, NASL provisionally approved to represent Division 2 soccer in North America. US World Cup bid news, Robert Pires won’t live in Birmingham and more news.