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Union online store goes offline and more news

If the Union’s woeful performance on Saturday wasn’t enough to shake your confidence in the club, as of 9am on Monday morning someone apparently has forgotten to renew the ownership of the domain name for the club’s online store. Way to go guys, way to go.

Here’s a grab bag of analysis of the Union’s dismal performance against Real Salt Lake from the Philadelphia Inquirer goal.com, soccer365, the Salt Lake Tribune, the RSL Report. At least DC United also lost.

The Inquirer looks at the Union’s struggles on the road.

The Seattle Sounders have offered to give season ticket holders their money back for the game game against LA Galaxy in which they were thrashed 4-0. Fans will receive a one match credit toward next year’s season ticket packages.

Montreal Impact officially join MLS and will begin play in the League in 2012. Here’s a clip of what the planned $23 million upgrade of their stadium will look like and here’s a quick look at what the continuation of their rivalry with the Vancouver Whitecaps, set to join the league in 2011, will mean for soccer in Canada.

Philly boy Bobby Convey leads San Jose to victory with three assists making some to wonder if he should make the US squad.

Stuart Holden came on as a sub in the 65th minute in Bolton’s last game of the season on Sunday. Oguchi Onyewu is still out for AC Milan. You can see a review of how US players abroad did this weekend here.

In an interview on FIFA.com, Landon Donovan says of the US’ chances in the World Cup, “we feel that we are good enough to beat any team in the world if we play our best.”

DaMarcus Beasley has confirmed he will be leaving Rangers this summer. Beasley wasn’t even on the bench for the final two matches of the season. In other Rangers news, the club has pulled out of a proposed friendly in Boston against Celtic that was to happen in July. The club apparently didn’t like an article in the Boston Globe that was critical of the behavior of Rangers supporters away from Scotland.

Mexican Football Federation president Justino Compean hopes the US is chosen as the host for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. With a sellout crowd of 77,507 on hand at the New Meadowlands Stadium for a scoreless draw against Ecuador, Compean said “For us, it would be like playing at home.” The Bleacher Report looks at why the US needs Mexico’s support for their World Cup bid.

Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Benfica were crowned as champions of their respective leagues this weekend.

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