Daily news roundups

More Union recaps and other Thursday news

PSP has the lowdown on the Union’s victory over Chivas de Guadalajara here. Goal.com has it here. And Philly.com has it here.

The Union have a nice piece on Brad Knighton’s play in the victory on their website. Hopefully Peter Nowak reads it.

The New England Revolution fell 2-1 to Monarcas Morelia of Mexico in the SuperLiga Final.

Columbus defeated DC United and Seattle took down Chivas USA to set up the US Open Cup Final.

The Independence lost their 3rd straight game, falling 2-0 in Chicago, but still clinched a playoff berth last night. PSP has the report here. Goal.com has it here.

Soccer by Ives has an NCAA Men’s Soccer Preview up. No love for any area teams, so don’t get your hopes up.

EPL teams trimmed their squads down to 25 yesterday. A full list is here. Really ManU, Owen Hargreaves?

Europe’s top coaches have backed the concept of having five referees in Champions League games.

Portugual coach Carlos Queiroz has been suspended for six months for allegedly disrupting a drug test before the World Cup.

Spurs completed the signing of Dutch International Rafael van der Vaart seemingly 14 hours after the transfer window had shut, but the deal went through with the league claiming there was trouble with Spurs computer servers. Harry Redknapp is red in the face over the whole thing. Or just red in the face for no particular reason, it’s hard to tell.

A teenage star’s catastrophic knee injury in Scotland has drawn more ire for soccer on artificial turf.

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