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Ghana-Chile at PPL, Union friendly tonight, more news

PPL Park will host an international friendly between Ghana and Chile on Feb 29, in  a match showing two teams that played in the 2010 World Cup. Ticket prices range from $40 to $150. It’s the first match between two international teams at PPL Park that doesn’t feature a U.S. national team. The 29th is an international fixture date, which means professional clubs are likely to release their players for the game, so rosters could include such stars as Barcelona’s Alexis Sanchez and Michael Essien of Chelsea.

You can buy tickets here.

The Michael Ballack-to-MLS rumors say Philadelphia could be a destination for him.

Wayne Rooney’s brother will suit up for Orlando against the Union. Here’s a feature on John Rooney. The game is set for tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Orlando.

Union midfielder Nizar Khalfan has been called up to the Tanzanian national team for an upcoming match against neighboring Mozambique. The African Cup of Nations is moving to odd-numbered years, so they’re already playing games for it.

Here’s a Q&A done live Friday with Union midfielder Amobi Okugo.

Montreal picked up forward Eddie Johnson in an allocation draft Friday and then traded him to Seattle for fan favorites Michael Fucito and Lamar Neagle.

MLSSoccer.com has a feature on former Union midfielder Shea Salinas, who’s back with his old team, San Jose.

Could AEG buy Tottenham? And if so, could the company, which already owns the LA Galaxy, bring over Landon Donovan?

Guus Hiddink won’t be coaching the England national team. Instead, Hiddink is following the money to Russia.


  1. swing and a miss says:

    hmmm michael ballack…and we just got another international slot hmm..

  2. no chance we sign ballack. Far too old for the team model and no chance of a re-sell. Plus, he will command a BIG salary. Sounds like a red bull.

  3. Don’t really see what value Ballack would bring to our team at this point in his career. He’d take minutes away from Okugo and probably demand to be captain or something stupid like that.

  4. The article poses the question of AEG buying the Tottenham. Why not Everton? the owner is looking for a buyer and maybe AEG has the pockets to move Everton up the ladder. Besides LD already likes Everton and the fans love him.

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