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Coudet waived, more news

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Before the Union won the rights to Chris Agorsor they announced that Eduardo Coudet had been waived, thus ending weeks of speculation about his status with the club. The addition of Agorsor combined with the subtraction of Coudet means that the club’s roster remains at 25 players. (Interesting note: as of this writing, the winning of Agorsor’s rights is the number two story on the “Top Stories” panel on SI’s soccer page.)

More on Agorsor’s history, including details about the injury that nearly ended his career, here.

Faryd Mondragon recalls the 1994 World Cup, where he was the reserve goalkeeper for Colombia, and the effect the murder of Andres Escobar had on himself and soccer in Colombia.

From the Union website, Zach Pfeffer is in disbelief about his 35-yard wonder strike against UCF. “I had about 10-15 years of space so I just kept dribbling. When I looked up there was no one really stepping to me so I just let one rip and happened to make the best contact you could make on the ball. It was upper-ninety—one of the best, if not the best goal I’ve ever scored.”

Also from the Union website, a profile of Jordan Harvey and a Q & A with Jack McInerney.

Former Union president Tom Veit has been named the Senior Vice President for Live Events of WWE, World Wrestling Entertainment.


Here’s a roundup of deals from a busy Monday in the league.

Don Garber says there are no plans for the league to re-align its schedule with the FIFA international calendar.

The league has signed a six-year deal with Canadian broadcaster TSN. Still no word on US deal with FSC or possibly Versus.

Portland Timbers owner Merritt Paulson says the atmosphere at PGE Park will be louder and more intense than at Qwest Field.

Vancouver Whitecaps have the largest sponsorship base in MLS.

David Beckham vows to fight on after a judge in LA dismissed his lawsuit alleging libel and slander against a celebrity gossip rag.


The five US-based teams in the NASL will not be allowed to participate in the 2011 US Open Cup.

Miami FC will be rebranded as the Fort Lauderdale Strikers later this week. The Strikers of the old NASL featured the likes of George Best and Gerd Mueller.


Bob Bradley made $818,000 in the last fiscal year, which ended on March 31, 2010. For a look where Bradley fares compared to other men’s national team managers, look here. USWNT coach Pia Sundhage made $219,635.

The USWNT will play England on April 2 at Leyton Orient’s Brisbane Road stadium in London.


The Champions League returns to play this afternoon. You can watch AC Milan v Tottenham live from 2:30pm on FSC. A delayed broadcast of  Valencia v Schalke will begin at 5pm.

The first, and better, Ronaldo explains his decision to retire.

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