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USA, Union & Independence weekend!



The Daily News looks at rumors that the Union are pursuing Fabio Cannavaro. Sources at the Union also tell the paper that signing MLS journeyman Carlos Ruiz is “in the works.” There’s also a nice look at Shea Salinas, who has played four different positions this season. When asked what his favorite was, Salinas responded, “I don’t have a favorite position; my favorite position is being on the field.” Go get ’em tiger!

The Inquirer looks at how important it is for the Union to find success on the road. Some wingers and a right back would be nice too.

Soccer365 looks at Bobby Convey.

Goal.com wonders if relegation would work in MLS. It will never work as long as the Union are at the bottom of the league.

The 2010 SuperLiga schedule has been announced.

The Philadelphia KiXX will be holding cheerleader tryouts on July 22. Bummer, I’ll be washing my hair on July 22.

Penn State men’s soccer team have released the schedule for the upcoming season.


WPS club St. Louis Athletica has folded due to a “funding crisis” that created  “a severe funding gap” that left the club unable to finish out the season. LA Sol folded before the beginning of the 2010 season, leaving at present only seven teams in the league. Athletica players will be available to other teams as free agents beginning on June 1. While Independence CEO David Halstead said he is confident about his expansion team’s future, Phil Andrews wonders about the sustainability of the league.

Central have defeated Franklin Towne Charter 3-0 to claim the Public League girl’s soccer championship, their seventh in a row. Kiara Cannady, Tali Fish and Nafeesah Cannady scored for Central. The team end the season with a 14-0-1 record and have outscored their opponents 72 – 1.

Lianne Sanderson, player for Philadelphia Independence and England, has a new column on the women’s soccer blog, All White Kit.

US/World Cup

Here’s a look at the Turkey team from a blog on Turkish soccer.

Soccer America says the focus will be on the US defense during Saturday’s match against Turkey.

A State Department travel alert warns US citizens attending the World Cup about potential threats of terrorism and crime. If that wasn’t bad enough, the alert also warns that “extreme shortages of hotel rooms are likely.” Great, so people might not even be able to find a bed to not be able to get to sleep in. In related news, President Obama has wished the US team good luck.

Ives Galarcep asks if the US squad can compete with the world. The answer to be revealed in a little over two weeks.

Somebody’s got a problem with Jozy Altidore.

Goal.com looks at Clint Dempsey and his importance to the US squad.

FIFA’s ticketing system in South Africa crashed today after buyers eager to purchase one of the remaining 160,000 tickets overloaded the network. The network also crashed on April 15, the last time there was a ticket release.

The Colombian soccer team has been robbed in South Africa. Two cleaners who work at the team’s hotel have been charged.

The team doctor for Argentina has given his approval for players having sex with their regular partners during the World Cup. “Players are not Martians,” the doctor said.


France edges out Italy and Turkey to be named host of Euro 2016.

The FA has endorsed a salad.

On TV this weekend

USA v Turkey, Saturday at 2pm on ESPN2.

Houston Dynamo v Philadelphia Union, Saturday at 8:30pm on FSC.

Washington Freedom v Philadelphia Independence, Sunday at 6pm on FSC.

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