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Groundhog Day and more Friday morning news

Union

The Union's latest signing, Juna Diego Gonzalez Alzate. (Photo courtesy of the Philadelphia Union.).

The Union have signed 29-year-old Colombian defender Juan Diego González Alzate. We’re sure to have more on this later.

Nowak on Thursday night’s loss to Columbus: “it’s the same old . . .” Tell me about it. Nowak also said, “We dominate game after game, it’s like a broken record, it’s like Groundhog Day.”

Here’s how the game is being reported in Columbus.

Le Toux has received his green card, which frees up an international spot on the Union’s roster. Here are 10 Questions with our favorite French guy.

Independence

Here’s a look at Joanna Lohman.

MLS

A report in the Italian sports paper Gazella dello Sport has renewed rumors that Ronaldinho will join LA Galaxy.

Rafael Benitez praised Dallas FC after they held the Inter Milan to a 2–2 draw in Thursday night’s friendly.

US

Jozy Altidore has been added to the US roster for the friendly against Brazil. He replaces Jermaine Jones, who is recovering from shin injury and will stay in Germany to train with his club, Schalke. Also added to the roster is Omar Gonzalez, who will replace Chad Marshall.

Altidore could be headed to Besiktas.

Etc.

Nicolas Anelka is talking about the rift in the French team at the World Cup.

Speaking of World Cups, Sir Alex Ferguson says the last good one was 1986.

Referees in the Premiership have a new sponsor.

This weekend’s Footy on the Telly

Friday, August 8
AC Milan v Panathinaikos. 8pm on FSC.

Saturday, August 7
Bayern Munich v Schalke 04 (German Super Cup). 11:40am on GolTV.
LA Galaxy v Real Madrid. 10:30pm on FSC.

Sunday, August 8:
Chelsea v Manchester United (Community Shield). 10am on FSC.
FC Dallas v Philadelphia Union. 6pm on FSC.
Philadelphia Independence v Boston Breakers. 8pm on FSC.

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