Daily news roundups

New goalie for Union, Mwanga for USA

Union

Harrisburg City Islander goalkeeper Tomer Chencinski has been training with the Union. Chencinski, who was formerly with Toronto FC  and Moldovan side FC Nistru Otaci before joining Harrisburg two seasons ago, impressed the Union coaching staff during the friendly in July.

Danny Mwanga on his national team aspirations: “Playing for the U.S. in a World Cup would be something I would enjoy. I don’t know what’s going to happen. For now, I’m focused in on helping the Union. To be a member of the U.S. for the World Cup is something I’ve thought about a lot.”

Independence

With an average attendance of only 2,585, the Philadelphia Independence might consider some different stadium options from where they currently play, the American football-striped John A Farrell Stadium in West Chester.

Here’s a look at what’s been going on in WPS as the regular season nears its end.

Local

Predicted to finish fourth in the Big East Red Division, Villanova hopes to improve their record from last year with the addition of some locally-based players.

The Owl’s Eye Classic will take place starting Friday in Ambler with women’s teams from Temple, Drexel, Hartford and Niagara.

MLS

Stan Kroenke, the largest shareholder of Arsenal and owner of the Colorado Rapids, is the new owner of the NFL’s St. Louis Rams.

A revitalized Freddie Ljungberg will return to Seattle when Chicago Fire play the Sounders on Saturday.

Real Salt Lake has opened the first residential academy in MLS.

The new New York Cosmos have acquired the Pasadena-based Los Angeles Football Club. Currently known as LAFC Chelsea, the club will be moved to Pomona and be called Cosmos Academy West.

CONCACAF Champions League

With just two minutes left on the clock, Real Salt Lake was ahead 3–2 over Cruz Azul away. They lost 5–4. Seattle Sounders lost at home to Monterrey 2–0.

US

With Bob Bradley meeting with US Soccer president Sunil Gulati today to discuss his future, Sports Illustrated looks at some likely scenarios. Hopefully this saga will be concluded long before the US hosts Poland in October.

Maurice Edu is eager for the Champions League Group Stage to get underway.

Hannover 96 is reportedly interested in DaMarcus Beasley.

Etc.

World Cup final ref Howard Webb admits that he should have given martial arts expert Nigel De Jong a red card. “I had a poor view of that particular incident.”

Jose Mourinho denies saying that he blames Fabio Capello for England’s woes and threatens legal action against the newspaper that originally published the story, the Daily Mirror.

One Comment

  1. Definitely read the story about Real Salt Lake’s academy. That is absolutely huge for MLS. Great interview too.

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