Daily news roundups

Union to train in Greensboro (and other news of the day)

Lots of American soccer news today, particularly from the hometown team.

Philadelphia Union will do their preseason training in Greensboro, N.C. Their first exhibition game will be against the University of North Carolina on Feb. 13 at MacPherson Stadium. If you want to go, tickets are $15 apiece and went on sale yesterday at www.carolinadynamo.com.

MLS clubs can officially begin training today.

It’s official: JP Dellacamera will handle the television play-by-play duties for Union games.  No details yet on a local TV contract for the Union. Dellacamera is ESPN’s top play-by-play man for MLS.

Also official:  The Union formally signed Danny Califf now that the primary MLS signing window opened on Jan. 21.

Footiebusiness has an interview with Union marketing VP Cara Joftis.

Soccer365 has a little rundown on the Union roster so far.

Non-Union news after the jump.

DaMarcus Beasley and Mauice Edu are back in the national team picture, U.S. coach Bob Bradley tells the AP.

Zambia and Cameroon round out the quarterfinals at the African Cup of Nations.

The Red Bulls will open their new stadium March 20 with a friendly against Brazilian club Santos FC.

David Beckham groped on Italian TV! Seriously. Like, in the crotch.

Philly-area player Jeff Larentowicz goes to Colorado in a multi-player deal with New England.

Colorado also traded midfielder Jacob Peterson to Toronto.

D.C. United signs former Rotterdam player Floribert N’Galula.

Chicago gets Salvadoran international Julio Martinez and reunites him with his former national team coach.

Vincenzo Bernardo is training in Kansas City, not Philadelphia.

Meanwhile, Italian clubs are wooing Seattle midfielder Freddie Ljungberg.

An update on the MLS labor dispute from the CBC.

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