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What it means to play at home & more news

Speculation about whether Chris Seitz will start in goal on Saturday continues.

Fred, Moreno and Orozco talk about what it means to play at home.

Union president Tom Viet and midfielder Andrew Jacobson were on WMGK’s John DeBella show yesterday. “They talked about already being hated for being Philly, their new stadium which is set to open soon and their game this Saturday against the dreaded FC Dallas.” You can listen to the interview here.

Pia Sundhage, coach of the US Women’s National team, has called up Lori Lindsey, Heather Mitts and Amy Rodriguez of the Philadelphia Independence for the match against Germany on May 22. The match, which will be at Cleveland Browns Stadium, will be shown live on ESPN2. The US beat Germany in the championship game of the 2010 Algarve Cup in March.

Soccer365 talks to local hero Bobby Convey. The Union could use him in the midfield, no?

When Don Garber made the announcement that Montreal would be joining the MLS he also mentioned the possibility of an MLS second division with relegation and promotion. Whether the comments were serious or just a way to get FIFA off the league’s back, the Bleacher Report looks at what this could mean.

In related MLS expansion news, how about St. Louis or Tampa Bay?

The Mets have gone on record as saying there have been discussions with MLS (and the NHL’s Islanders) “about building a sports/entertainment facility near Citi Field.” On Tuesday we linked to an article on the top ten reasons why another New York MLS team would be a bad idea. Here’s someone with ten reasons why another team would be a good idea. I hate them already.

The Red Bulls defeated the New England Revolution on Wednesday night 3-0 in the US Open Cup play-in. The Red Bulls next face Colorado Rapids in the final round.

Eddie Johnson may have suffered a hamstring injury in a match for Aris on Wednesday.

Landon Donovan thinks Wayne Rooney is “worn out.” The gamesmanship begins!

Their magical story may have come to a sad end in Hamburg on Wednesday night but the Guardian says
Fulham heroes were proud in defeat.

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