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Harrisburg & Reading win, other news

The Harrisburg City Islanders beat the Charleston Battery 2-1 thanks to a goal from Nick Zimmerman, who’s on loan from Philadelphia Union. Temple alum J.T. Noone also put in 90 minutes.

Reading United defeated the Carolina Dynamo 4-0 on Saturday to put the team within reach of the U.S. Open Cup.  Eric Detzel led the way with a goal and an assist. More details here. (And surprise, that great photo to your right is actually from a different Reading game. Sorry about that, but it’s an awesome photo and I have no photo from the Carolina game. Got one? Send it our way.)

The U.S. women’s national team routed Germany 4-0 in an international friendly played in Cleveland, that renowned soccer hotbed.

Jose Mourinho is set to go to Real Madrid. Wow. He’s talking about a grand slam of titles, but this is like the grand slam of how much can everyone possibly hate this team once Mourinho joins them?

Franck Ribery resigned with Bayern Munich through 2015. Either this means he finally stops whining about wanting to move on, or we’re consigned to another few years of hearing about it.

The New York Red Bulls defeated Juvenus 3-1 in an international friendly in Harrison, N.J. Both teams rested most of their starters, and the game didn’t sell out. I caught most of the second half, and you know what? It was pretty entertaining. Maybe if they played the starters, they would have filled that place.

U.S. center backs Carlos Bocanegra and Jay DeMerit are both fighting injuries heading into this week’s international friendlies.

MLSSoccer.com has a roundup of the weekend’s games, in which the Union didn’t take part. The club plays again this Saturday night at Houston.

Apparently it’s not just Peter Nowak who’s tired of Freddie Ljungberg’s whining to officials. Now it’s his own coach too.

Halfway into their first season, St. Louis’ second division team is close to failing. Something tells me MLS made the right call in not putting a team there.

(Photo: Daniel Gajdamowicz)

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