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Danny Szetela on trial with the Union, more news

Following yesterday’s news that Cristian Arrieta is on trial with the Union and Dave Myrie has been released from the squad,  Soccer By Ives reports that former US youth national team star Danny Szetela, released from DC United last week, will begin a trial with the Union. Moving him into the midfield could free up Michael Orozco for defensive duties.

Philadelphia Independence have a new multi-platform media partnership with CBS Television Stations’ local channels, CBS3 (KYW-TV) and CW57 (WPSG-TV). While this doesn’t mean their games will be shown on these stations, it does mean that the Independence will be featured in a variety of local programs and on the station’s websites.

It’s official: this year’s MLS Cup will be hosted by Toronto.

Big Apple Soccer says former Red Bulls goalkeeper Danny Cepero is going to the Harrisburg City Islanders.

Time Warner cable is now offering Fox Soccer HD, Fox Soccer Channel Plus and Fox Soccer Channel Plus HD in at least one market: Kansas City. What’s the deal Comcast?

Vincent Mickle, a girls soccer coach at Lighthouse, has been arrested for engaging in improper contact with underage young women. Authorities “emphasize none of the alleged victims had any connection to Mickle’s coaching activities with the Lighthouse Fire Club.”

Freddie Ljungberg is still hurting from the knee to the back he took on a rough tackle from the Union’s Toni Stahl, the Seattle Times reports.

The Offside — Seattle version — has a too-funny take on the diving of Seattle’s Freds called “The State of Freddie Ljungberg’s Butt”. (Ignore the homoerotic photo that only a European player would pose for and focus on the text. Trust me. It’s better that way.)

Jens Lehman, who lately has been entertaining on the pitch and off, has confirmed he is retiring from the game, despite recent rumors linking him to the MLS.

Argentina head coach Diego Maradona undergoes plastic surgery after one of his dog’s bites him in the face. The dog was not injured.

Today’s Champions League matches are Arsenal v Barcelona at 2:30 p.m. and at 5 p.m. Inter v CSKA Moscow. Both matches are on FSC. (I’m still catching my breath from yesterdays spectacular matches.) Tonight at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, the US Women take on Mexico Women.

Now for some groovy video:

Freddie Ljungberg responds to diving accusations

Jack McInerney before last Thursday’s match


  1. Ugh…I want to move to KC then. I ripped off about a hundred consecutive emails to the Comcast rep, threatening everything from a switch to DirecTV to bodily harm before throwing in the towel…needless to say…no dice…

  2. Thanks for the link! In light of Nowak’s most recent comments, thought you’d enjoy our view of “The Beautiful Game,” Philly style. Cheers! http://bit.ly/ayBfpr (Potentially NSFW if your boss is not a footy fan/doesn’t have a sense of humor)

  3. Uh oh. Look what I started here with a little add-in on Ed’s write-up. 😉

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