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The Union is happy to be home & more

According to MLS.com, the Ecuador National Team will play the Union today at 11:30am. MLS.com says the match will be at the Linc (unlikely don’t you think). According to my free online Spanish to English translation of the article that the MLS.com report links to – “as indicates the page on the Internet of the Ecuadorian Confederacy of Soccer (FEF)” – the match will be at PPL Park (even more unlikely, eh?). I wonder if anyone has told the Union because I can’t find anything about it on their website.

After four straight losses on the road, everyone knows the Union are eager to have a match at home. Seitz, McInerney and Nowak talk about it in this article from the Union website with more from MLS.com.

Nowak offers support for the Union goat, Chris Seitz, saying that he appreciates “the effort he is making” and that “we know what to expect from each other.”

Match Fit USA wonders if the mediocre play that characterizes much of the MLS is palatable. That’s funny, so do I.

After the announcement that Montreal Impact will become the 19th MLS team in 2012, MLS commissioner Don Garber said that MLS wants that team to be “in New York City representing a second team in the tri-state area.” Goal.com has ten reasons why this is a bad idea.

Castrol GTX High Mileage will be the official motor oil of Major League Soccer, the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team and Mexican National Soccer team. What about WPS, the Mexico Primera Division, the Casa League, my Tuesday night pickup game and the girls u9 travel team in Hatboro?

Here’s a nice piece on how beloved Clint Dempsey is at Fulham.

The 30-player US roster for the World Cup will be announced today at 2pm. ESPNews will carry US Coach Bob Bradley’s announcement live. That’s channel 102 on Comcast. If you are interested in the guessing game, take a look at these predictions in the Sports Illustrated and the Washington Post. The final 23-player roster will be announced on June 1.

The US will submit its Official Bid Book to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup on Friday. The bid entails 1,940 pounds of documents including 30 1,250 page, five-volume sets comprising the official bid and 94 4-inch binders containing contracts and copies. Competing against the US for both 2018 and 2022 are England, Russia, Australia, Spain-Portugal and Belgium-Netherlands. Japan, Qatar and South Korea are bidding for 2022 alone.

La Liga want to breakaway from the existing second division of Spanish football to create a separate division similar to England’s Premier League or Italy’s Serie A.

Following the announcement that the Old Firm match scheduled to be played in Boston has been canceled because Rangers are apparently afraid of a free press, DC United have announced that their scheduled friendly with Rangers scheduled for July 24 has also been canceled.

Fulham’s Roy Hodgson has been named manager of the year by the League Managers’ Association and Wayne Rooney has been named Barclay’s Player of the Year.

A player for Pumas Morelos, Guillermo Ademir Meza Moreno, a first division team in the Mexican league, was murdered during an altercation last Thursday.


  1. Daily News says the closed door scrimmage is happening, for what that’s worth.


  2. Ed Farnsworth says:

    Thanks Kurt! I was having so much fun with the translations various online translators were giving me of the original story I didn’t look at the obvious.

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