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Le Toux’s injury not so bad and more news

You can breathe again. Le Toux’s injury is “not as bad as we originally thought” according to Union assistant coach John Hackworth. Wearing a brace on his left knee, Le Toux worked out on Wednesday. Though he had not yet had an MRI, Le Toux told reporters, “The doctors told me I was very lucky, and it’s not like it’s four to five months of not playing. But it’s something I have to take care of and not rush too quickly and get another injury.” Hackworth said Le Toux hasn’t been ruled out for Saturday’s match against LA Galaxy. “We don’t want to put him in a position of playing then jeopardize the rest of the season, and we have to take that into account.”

With fewer than 500 season tickets still available, the Union announce that they will soon be accepting deposits for a season ticket waiting list. Season ticket sales have been capped by the club at 12,000.

Luciano Emilio signs a short term deal with DC United that will run until July. The club has the option to extend his contract after that. It was also announced yesterday that the club will host Glasgow Rangers for an exhibition match on July 24. Go Celtic!

The CEO of the US Soccer Federation, Dan Flynn, talks about the challenges soccer faces in this country. “I think our sport is relevant. And I think the challenge is how do we become relevant 365 days a year.”

The SuperLiga will be held July 14 through July 21. The tournament features the top four MLS teams not involved in the CONCACAF Champions League and the champions in the last four semi-annual tournaments of Mexico’s Primera División. Representing the MLS will be Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, Chivas USA and New England Revolution.

Eddie Johnson scores twice to advance Aris in the Greek league playoffs for next year’s European competitions. Johnsons first goal came from a cross by Freddie Adu.

Much to the disgust of FSC advertising managers, hopeful bar owners and other sellers of alcoholic beverages, fans of beautiful football, Catalans and their fellow travelers, haters of blowhards like Jose Mourinho and countless others, ten men Inter held Barcelona to one goal yesterday to advance to the Champions League finals where they will face Bayern Munich on May 22nd.

Pachuca beats Cruz Azul to win the CONCACAF Champions League. This is the third Champions League title for Pachuca in four years.

Live at 3 p.m. on GolTV today, Liverpool host Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the Europa League semifinals. Liverpool lost the first leg 1-0. Fulham will host Hamburg in the other semifinal match. The first leg of that match up ended 0-0. You can see a delayed broadcast of that match at 8 p.m. on GolTV.

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