Daily news roundups

Videos from the Union-UNC game, other news

Want to see a bunch of videos from Philadelphia Union’s 5-0 win over the University of North Carolina? Check this out, courtesy of a Union fan who was at the game with the Sons of Ben.

A Philadelphia Daily News columnist advises MLS clubs not to be like Portsmouth. Sound advice.

Another U.S. national team player injured. This time it’s Benny Feilhaber, who’s out for at least two weeks with an ankle injury.   Midfielder Jermaine Jones is likely out for the World Cup despite improving somewhat, and Charlie Davies may be too.

Keith Hickey was at the Union-UNC game and has some observations at Match Fit USA. (If you haven’t checked out Match Fit USA, you should. It’s one of the best domestic soccer blogs.)

Champions League matches today! AC Milan vs. Manchester United and Lyon vs. Real Madrid.  Also, Everton takes on Sporting Clube de Portugal in Europa League.

More MLS and foreign news after the jump.

Soccer America looks at goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, the latest best poster boy for MLS’s lack of free agency. He’s out of a contract with Kansas City but can’t join another MLS team under league rules unless KC lets him.

The EPL is considering a playoff for the league’s fourth Champions League spot, according to the London Guardian. The Big Four object. The Guardian also looks at how the Champions League has changed under Michel Platini.

The New York Red Bulls deny Raul will be joining the club.  Yep, this time is really the last that I share a Raul to MLS link, until it actually happens.

The Seattle Sounders are close to signing Blaise Nkufo, who has scored 109 goals in 203 games for FC Twente in the Netherlands, according to this report.  That would be some serious firepower for an already good team.

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