Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

Union mum on Mwanga pick

Philadelphia Union aren’t revealing yet who they’ll pick with the first pick in Thursday’s draft, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Danny Mwanga appears to be the favorite, but Peter Nowak and company have surprised before. (See expansion draft.)

News from the rivals:

A searing take from the hometown paper on the New York Red Bulls’ turn toward Scandinavia.

And in case you missed it (and because I forgot this one yesterday), Luciano Emilio won’t return to D.C. United, opening a designated player spot for the future Philadelphia Union rivals.

Eric Wynalda gets an assistant coaching trial with the U.S. U-20 team. This should be fun.

Fox will announce today a second soccer network for those of us who can’t get enough soccer, the Associated Press reports.

U.S. women’s U-20 team is announced for the U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers starting next week in Guatemala.

Transfer news and more after the jump.

Latest from the MLS Combine. The draft is Thursday.

U.S. national team captain Carlos Bocanegra remains on the bench for his club team, Rennes. Not a good sign.

The Sun reports Barcelona and/or Real Madrid could bid £70 million for Wayne Rooney. Naturally, the tabloid rag provides no source for this claim.

A more respected paper, the London Guardian, looks at how Manchester United’s American owners and their affiliated companies have taken £22.9m from club coffers in recent years, often without explanation, and contributed to the club’s £700m debt.

Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas says if he leaves his club, it will be for Major League Soccer, Soccer365 reports. (Of course, it’s becoming awfully fashionable for Europeans to talk of MLS moves that never happen. See Vieira, Patrick.)

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