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Union to train in Mexico, other morning news


Danny Califf sports a mohawk at Union camp

Philadelphia Union will head to Guadalajara, Mexico, for a one-week training session later this month. Let’s see if the snow follows them there like it has to Greensboro, N.C.

Union manager Peter Nowak tells the Inquirer he plans to tailor his system to the players, not vice versa. Does that mean farewell to the 3-5-2 for a while?

Union defender Shavar Thomas is off to join the Jamaican national team for its friendly Wednesday against Argentina.

The NASL-USL released their 2010 schedule yesterday. Here’s the logo the combined Division 2 league will be using this year, courtesy of Dr. Frankenstein.

Want to buy an English soccer team? There’s an ad in today’s Financial Times for the sale of Crystal Palace, who play in England’s second division.

The EPL’s bottom eight teams have won a combined eight of their last 82 matches, the London Guardian notes. Score one for MLS and league balance. For a European league with more balance, check out The New York Times’ look at the German Bundesliga.

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