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Quake in Greece, Independence camp, USMNT on FSC


Today is Roster Compliance day. We have no idea what may be in store for Union fans.

The Philadelphia Union experienced a small earthquake while training in Greece. Sheanon Williams tweets that he’s more than willing to check that one off the bucket list.

Courtesy the IllegitimateS and Blake Knapp

The IllegitimateS, have noted an Facebook exchange between Jack McInerney and Amobi Okugo over whether or not an earthquake actually occurred:

“Yesterday at 2:53am Eastern Standard Time Jack McInerney posted “There was just an earthquake” on Facebook.

He was immediately chastised by fellow UNION teammate Amobi Okugo who posted “No there wasn’t” at 2:56am EST on facebook. The rest of the conversation is as follows…

Amobi Okugo – n that would b a perfect twitter post

Jack McInerney – yea there was and whats that suppose to mean haah

Amobi Okugo – lol u could tweet that instead of makin it a status

Jack McInerneyhttp://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2011-02-28-quake-Greece_N.htm read it amobi”
Jack says yes, Amobi says no and the IllegitmateS have started a campaign to get McInerney on Twitter. If an old fart like me is on Twitter, a young whipper snapper like Jack ought to be.

Jack Mac could be called upon to fill a sizable hole in the U-20 USMNT roster after Juan Agudelo went down with a groin pull.

Is the Thorne Holder as third goalkeeper deal finally (semi) official? Faryd Mondragon tweeted before Monday’s draw with Ergotelis, “good GK training this morning with Zach, Thorny and coach Vartughian.” He then tweeted early Tuesday, “at the US Embassy in Athens with Carlos Valdes, Thorny Holder and Josh Gros (the Master) getting our P1 Visas!!!!!” Josh Gros is the Team Coordinator. No word on whether Trinidadian midfielder Keon Daniels, who saw time in Monday’s game, was also at the embassy for a visa. (He may already have one from playing with Puerto Rico Islanders.)

Zach Pfeffer is featured in a photo spread in Philadelphia Magazine on “the Faces of the New Philly.” (He’s slide no. 19.)

The Union posted a series of photos from the 1-1 tie with Ergotelis on the team’s Facebook page. Everyone still looks the same…


Independence players report to the first day of the preseason today. Unless you are Nicole Barnhart, Lori Lindsey, Megan Rapinoe or Amy Rodriguez, in which case you are with the USWNT in Portugal for the Algarve Cup.

Rutgers women’s soccer team announced a spring schedule that includes two matchups against WPS sides. The Independence will play the Scarlet Knights on March 25.

The Independence’s Joanna Lohman has entered the blogosphere! In her first post she discusses training in Japan and the wonders of West Chester: “Everything is within walking distance. I am talking the hottest bars, the hottest cafes, shops, stores, boutiques. You want, West Chester has it.”


The Vancouver Whitecaps announced their official radio team today. What is the Union’s official radio station?


SoccerInsider reports that the USMNT match against Paraguay will air live on FSC and Telefutura on March 29th. That one comes to you from Nashville, TN.


Luis Moreno, defender and asshole on Colombian club Deportivo Pereira, kicked an injured owl that landed on the field in the match between Deportivo and Atletico Junior on Saturday. “I want to apologize to the fans,” Moreno said after the game. “I was not trying to hurt the owl. I did it to see if it would fly.” Atletico won the match.


  1. I wonder if JACK MAC is just as ready for the SJ Earthquakes. DOOP.

  2. Michael Orozco Fiscal is no longer on the Union roster according to the website. The fact that they posted the article about the signing of Richter/Holder and the waive of Zimmerman/Noone, but take Orozco off the roster without even a mention is terrible treatment to both Orozco and the fans. I am embarrassed for the club that they screwed up so badly. I thought that the media silence was to keep their transfer schemes confidential, but maybe the club just does not want to be embarrassed. We have now seen Fred, Seitz, Knighton, and Orozco leave without the Union getting anything. Meanwhile Seattle and New England got allocation money/draft picks.

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