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A look at Union Jack (and other news of the day)

Union Jack -- grade the nickname

News of the day:

Soccer America takes a closer look at Philadelphia Union’s Jack McInerney, the youngest player picked in Thursday’s draft.

Soccer by Ives grades Thursday’s WPS draft in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Independence apparently don’t do well on quizzes.

A nice wrap-up of the past week’s NSCAA convention here in Philadelphia from Bleacher Report and another from Soccer America’s Paul Gardner.

U.S. international Ricardo Clark has signed with Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga, according to German magazine Kicker. If you don’t know anything about this club, the Guardian took a look at them yesterday.

D.C. United signs Australian striker Danny Allsopp as a possible replacement for the departed Luciano Emilio.

International news after the jump.

The Guardian looks more closely at the EPL’s financial troubles.

More controversy from the African Cup of Nations as Mali protests a 0-0 draw between Algeria and Angola, claiming neither played to win. (Insert your own punchline here.)

What ever happened to fringe U.S. international Kenny Cooper? Soccer365 follows up.

West Ham’s takeover is complete, ESPN reports. Now can the team avoid relegation?

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