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Local / US Open Cup

Eastern PA Open Cup Final on Sunday

Two local amateur heavyweights play this Sunday in Feasterville for the right to advance to regional qualifiers in the U.S. Open Cup. Phoenix SC will host United German Hungarians at 2 p.m. in the Eastern PA Open Cup Final, with the winner claiming bragging rights as not only the region’s […]

MLS / Union

Bernardo, White linked to Union

U.S. U-20 international Vincenzo Bernardo is the latest name linked to Philadelphia Union since the expansion draft.  Soccer 365 reports the free agent attacking midfielder could be headed to Major League Soccer in January, with Philadelphia and New York as speculative landing spots. Bernardo said in August that he wasn’t interested […]

MLS / Union / World Cup - International

FIFA Move Toward Using Extra Officials

FIFA are expected to fast-track approval of a five referee per match system for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa following mounting criticism of the Thierry Henry handball that led to France qualifying ahead of Ireland. A final decision will be made by soccer’s rule-making body, the International […]

MLS / Union

The Union got who?

So, who are these guys? That was how many greeted Philadelphia Union’s expansion draft picks, and it wasn’t an unreasonable response. In a mostly nameless league – certainly in comparison to European leagues – most of the Union’s first eleven are no-namers even for Major League Soccer. That isn’t necessarily […]

USMNT / World Cup

What’s new with the Full Men’s and U-17 US National Teams?

I was glad to see that Freddy Adu got a little playing time with Beleneses recently. Amazingly, even on this struggling team Freddy Adu can’t get solid playing time. He, DaMarcus Beasley, and any other Americans sitting on the bench might want to think about coming back to MLS for […]

Fan Culture / MLS / Union

Anybody buying; anybody selling…Anybody ready to pick their seats?

Union season ticket holders have been waiting for some time to be able to choose their specific seats for the upcoming season. They may get to do so in time for Christmas. The team has targeted a mid-December start date to begin the seat selection process. Preceding this process will […]

MLS / Union

Meet your Philadelphia Union …

Philadelphia Union selected the following players in the expansion draft today: Brad Knighton (NE), Dave Myrie (CHI), Shavar Thomas (CDUSA), Jordan Harvey (COL), Shea Salinas (SJ), Stefani Miglioranzi (LA), Andrew Jacobson (DC), Nick Zimmerman (NY), Alejandro Moreno (CLB), and Sebastien Le Toux (SEA). Most notable picks: They went for Salinas over […]

Independence / WPS

Philadelphia Independence name assistant GM, announce open tryouts

The Philadelphia Independence named former Washington Freedom executive Louise Waxler as their assistant general manager today.  Waxler most recently served as the Freedom’s director of operations, and she managed team, venue and game day operations for the team.   Additionally, the Freedom will hold open tryouts for prospective players Dec. 8-9.  The […]

USMNT / World Cup / World Cup - International

The US National Team in South Africa

What do you think is the best line up and formation for the US National Team this summer with Charlie Davies and Oguchi Onyewu not available? My take. Team Roster: Goalkeepers: Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Marcus Hahnemann Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra, Jonathan Spector, Steve Cherundolo, Jay Demerit, Edgar Castillo, Chad Marshall, […]

MLS / Union

Expansion draft targets for the Union

A former 18-goal scorer, a U.S. national team starter and the MLS Cup’s game winner are among the unprotected players available to Philadelphia Union in Wednesday’s expansion draft.  Here’s a list of the most notable, followed by my predicted picks. Chivas USA: striker Eduardo Lillingston, who led Chivas with eight […]

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