Daily news roundups

College Cup updates, Anelka knows his future, more

The Goalkeeper claims he hears rumors that Villanova is bidding to host the 2013 College Cup in PPL Park.

Opta congratulates the Union on leading the league in goals from outside the box in 2011.

An updated list of players available for the re-entry draft. Union two are still the same.

UCLA alumni Kyle Nakazawa and Amobi Okugo must be thrilled that their Bruins finally made it into the College Cup Final Four. Reed Williams scored in double OT to defeat Maryland. In the other quarterfinal match, UNC defeated St. Mary’s 2-0 and advance to their fourth straight College Cup.

Nicolas Anelka has been linked to a number of MLS teams, including the Union and the expansion Montreal Impact. Now the Chelsea striker is claiming he knows – and has known for a while – where he will go when the January transfer window opens. But, of course, he’s not tellin’.

Bleacher Report names some Union 2011 post-season awards, featuring a picture of a team that isn’t the 2011 Union.

Shalrie Joseph has re-upped with the Revolution as a Designated Player. He will continue to quietly set the standard for MLS midfielders for a few more years.

The US Soccer development programs, including the U16s and U18s associated with the Union, started camp in Florida.

On January 21, the USMNT will host Venezuela in Arizona. Four days later the Yanks travel to Panama City for an away match. Good chance to make vacation plans if you’re sick of the cold.

Stu Holden is on the Grantland podcast scene.




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