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Union

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation reports that Keon Daniel may have contracted dengue fever, a mosquito-borne illness, and will miss the CONCACAF World Cup qualifier against Bermuda. The guy simply cannot catch a break.

JP Dellacamera says the Kansas City draw is cause for optimism.

Dave Zeitlin rounds up a bunch of quotes and thoughts on the Union’s recent play.

Speaking after his team demolished Real Salt Lake, Ben Olsen said of the upcoming match with Philadelphia: “I saw them last night and they are playing some good stuff. It’s a conference game, a huge match-up for us, so we need to enjoy this [victory] tonight, forget about it and move on. And hopefully we will get that second win.”

The Union academy just finished its first weekend of play. Alecko Eskandarian recaps how the lads fared.

Fred has been named captain of Melbourne Hearts. Well done, sir!

MLS

Shin Guardian takes a look at possible MLS scheduling issues as the travel miles pile up.

Two of the biggest moves of the MLS offseason were Juan Pablo Angel to LA and Dwayne De Rosario to NYRB. Both guys are now with different teams, and DeRo has been a huge part of DC’s rise into playoff contention.

Sporting Kansas City is forming a technology group to work with sports franchises looking to improve their facilities.

MLSTalk examines the Eastern Conference race as we round the final bend.

US

Shin Guardian deconstructs Pia Sundhage as the USWNT finish up a series of friendlies.

Brent Lathan says German-born American striker Terrence Boyd is very close to the first team for Borussia Dortmund.

Hope Solo and Alex Morgan are featured in the latest ESPN SportsCenter commercial.

Elsewhere

Seven dead in a post-match riot in Morocco.

NBA star Kobe Bryant made one of three penalty kicks in a visit to Galatasaray. He is reportedly a new fan of the club. Awesome video included.

Speaking of awesome, how about a headed goal from over the half line? Got it right here.

In a story that will fizzle out as soon as people with money get to the people in charge of the law, the Brazilian police have been ordered to open a case against Brazilian soccer President Ricardo Teixeira.

One Comment

  1. Interesting interview today with Ben Olsen today on the SiriusXM Worldsoccer show. Ben Olsen is probably FcDelco’s most successful product; something to be proud of. Interesting how he talked how he has been successful with a small coaching team, that he makes all the decisions and that DeRo is mighty p.. off for having been bounced around and now really wants to show what his ex teams are missing; something to worry about on Thursday. Also worrisome is the DC play a lot better away from home than at home. The show repeats all day and the interview is during the last 15 minutes of the show.

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