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Ties make me hungry and more news

Union

Coach Nowak tells the Daily News that a tie can make a team “more hungry for a win,” which just might be the weakest thing I’ve ever heard him say.

Here’s a look at Saturday’s disappointing game with the New England Revolution from the Boston Herald. At least Le Toux ended the Revolution’s 390-minute streak of not conceding a goal. The Boston Globe credits the Jabulani ball for the Revolution’s goal. I suppose that’s one way to look at it.

WYSP DJ and friend of the PSP Gordon has a new Union Sound podcast up. This week he talks to Sons of Ben’s Corey Furlan about all things Blue and Gold (with just a touch of sky blue) including the Union’s recent signings and departures.

Independence

Here’s a look at how well the expansion Independence have done in their first season and why.

Pitch Invasion takes a look at the prospects for the WPS. Dallas and LA appear to be the likely expansion cities.

MLS

Everton manager David Moyes would love to have Landon Donovan back but says “he looks too expensive for us.” Donovan scored his 100th career MLS goal in the Galaxy’s loss to Chicago over the weekend.

Here’s a look at the implications of the proposed move in MLS to a 34 game schedule.

In case you hadn’t heard, Freddie Ljungberg now plays for Chicago.

Toronto FC had a game in Kansas City on Saturday. First their luggage was lost and then they lost the game. Bummer.

Thierry Henry had two assists in his league debut with the Energy Drinks.

Rafael Marquez was released by Barcelona on Saturday. Will he sign with the Drinks That Make You Jumpy? We’ll know on Tuesday, which is when the Foul-Tasting Liquids have scheduled a press conference to announce their third DP. Because Marquez was released by Barcelona, whoever signs him will not have to pay a transfer fee.

The New York Cosmos have relaunched with Pele as honorary president. Ultimate goal (and this may be why Garber keeps going on about an expansion team in New York) is to join MLS. Read more here.

Don Garber’s contract as league commissioner has been extended through 2014.

US

Following the US U-20 team’s winning of the Milk Cup last week, here’s a look at some potentially  budding prospects for the senior US national team.

While some have optimistically speculated that Charlie Davies may return to the US squad when it faces Brazil in a friendly, his coach at Sochaux speaks some harsh reality.

Jermaine Jones scored for Schalke over the weekend. Edgar Castillo scored his first goal for San Luis. Clint Dempsey had his first minutes on the pitch for Fulham since the World Cup.

Swiss team FC Scion passes on signing Freddy Adu.

Etc.

When they returned from the World Cup, the North Korean team was subjected to a six hour grilling by the country’s sports minister, as well as 400 assorted athletes and sports students led by a commentator from the North Korea’s state-run Korean Central TV. Each player wwas individually criticized and then required to offer criticism of their coach. Reports say that the coach, Kim Jung-hun, has been sent to work on a building site for punishment and there are concerns for his safety. What do you expect? That’s what you get when you betray the nation’s ideological struggle, not to mention the son of the “dear leader.”

Inter Milan defeated Manchester City in Baltimore on Sunday 3–0. Patrick Viera was ejected after a challenge on Marco Materazzi. Attendance was a bit disappointing at 36,569 given the stadium’s 71,008 capacity.

Manchester United’s Anderson had to be rescued from a burning car wreck over the weekend.

Giuseppe Rossi may be headed to Old Trafford, which is yet another reason to hate United, if you are so inclined.

A Chinese concern is trying to buy Liverpool.

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