Daily news roundups

Union start camp in N.C., other news of the day

Union Jack plays in the snow

Philadelphia Union started spring training in Greensboro, N.C. on Monday. Check out these photos, courtesy of the Carolina Dynamo.

The Union’s Alejandro Moreno nearly scored for Venezuela in a scoreless draw today against Japan.

More on Philadelphia Union’s stadium rights deal, which still isn’t official.

News from the rivals:

D.C. United hires an investment firm to plot its path forward – possibly to Baltimore. (But do you really want to leave one of the nation’s most international cities for one whose latest claim to fame is a TV show about how brutal the city is?)

The New York Red Bulls just went unbeaten in three matches in Spain. Might things be looking up for the Red Bulls? We’re not betting on it.

Transfer wrap-up after the jump.

Transfers:

Robbie Keane went to Celtic from Tottenham on loan as the biggest deal of the transfer period’s last day. Stefano Okaka finally went to Fulham,  Victor Moses went to Wigan, but Carlos Bocanegra stayed put at Rennes, where he looks to be back in the regular starting lineup. The AP has a wrap-up.

Soccer America wraps up the moves of American players.

Steve Ralston became the first Major League Soccer player to leave his MLS club to sign with a club in the new NASL. MLS’s all-time leader in games played left New England to sign with his hometown A.C. St. Louis.

El Salvador midfielder Osael Romero signs with Chivas USA.

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