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Dempsey’s stunner, Union’s last friendly, other news

Philadelphia Union defender Michael Orozco has a chat with USSoccerplayers.com.

The Union play the NASL Tampa Bay Rowdies in Tampa tonight in their last friendly before next Thursday’s opening day. The New York Red Bulls open their new stadium Saturday with a friendly against Brazilian club Santos.

Another MLS owner warns of an MLS collapse if the players strike – this time, Real Salt Lake owner Dave Checketts.

Ocean City’s PDL club has picked a new team name: the Nor’easters.

American Clint Dempsey’s stunning chip shot caps Fulham’s amazing comeback as they beat Juventus 5-4 on aggregate to advance in the Europa League.

If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the goal: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VeL1DXp-PuU[/youtube]

Fellow U.S. international Charlie Davies starts training today with his French club FC Sochaux, continuing his comeback from a serious car wreck.

The UEFA Champions League draw is set for the quarterfinals, as is the Europa League’s next round. In the CL, we’ll get Arsenal-Barcelona, Lyon-Bordeaux, Manchester United – Bayern Munich, and CSKA Moscow – Inter Milan.

3 Comments

  1. Probably the sickest goal of the last European legs (aside from Nasri’s)- makes even Deuce’s rapping tolerable…

  2. Ed Farnsworth says:

    The “Nor’easters”? No comment.

  3. Wow. That goal is crazy-good. He must have had it in the back of his mind before he ever received the ball, because there is zero hesitation. Very, very classy.

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