Daily news roundups

We’ve got a pitch!

The installation of sod at PPL Park is complete!

Chris Seitz tells the Delco Times that the only way to deal with mistakes is to learn from them. “You make sure you don’t make the same mistake twice. That’s the only way to take it — to take the positives out of it.”

New York Red Bulls starting forward Macoumba Kandji will be out 8-12 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken toe.

Vince Petrasso has officially signed with the Harrisburg City Islanders. The Canadian comes to the City Islanders via Campbell University.

Katrina LeBlanc, goalkeeper for the Philadelphia Independence, will train with the Canadian national team for the April 24 match against China.

The US national team will train at Princeton May 17 through May 23ahead of their World Cup warm-up matches against the Czech Republic and Turkey. Princeton currently has a number of ties with the team. Bob Bradley was both a player and a coach at the university, assistant coach Jesse March played for Princeton before playing in the MLS, and current Princeton coach Jim Barlow also coaches the US under-15 team. The training sessions will not be open to the public.

Arguing that there are two camps in MLS about how to play the game – one side “who can play attractive soccer at times but more often grind out results with rugged play,” the other side, “who focus on attractive, flowing soccer” – US Soccer Players says that refs are caught in the middle and that the league needs to decide what direction the “on field product” is heading.

Saying that to know soccer is to love it, Goal.com looks at how some new soccer fans are coming to know the game from playing video games.

DirecTV is adding GolTV HD to its lineup but not the HD versions of FSC and Fox Soccer Plus. At present, no North American provider offers Fox Soccer Plus in HD and FSC HD is available only through Dish Network and in some Time Warner service regions. Comcast, as we all know, does not offer FSC in HD and does not offer Fox Soccer Plus at all. You can request that these channels be added through Twitter, Email, Contact form, or by dialing 1-800-266-2278.

Forbes takes a look at this year’s billionaire owners , highest earning players, and most valuable teams.

In international friendly news, Juventus and Fiorentina will play a friendly in Toronto on May 25 and AC Milan will play Chicago Fire on May 30. Between July 22 and July 25, Red Bulls Arena will host the first New York Football Challenge. The competition will feature Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspurs and (tentatively) Sporting Lisbon.

The first leg semifinal Europa League match up between Hamburg and Fulham is live at 2:30 p.m. on GolTV. At 8 p.m., GolTV will show the delayed broadcast of Atletico Madrid v Liverpool.

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