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Daily news roundups

Independence pass on Marta, other morning news

The Philadelphia Independence passed on the world’s best female player in the WPS dispersal draft. Instead, Marta goes to the San Francisco Bay area, while the Independence took goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc, who led the league in clean sheets last year. Marta may make a lot of money, but something tells […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

The Union’s Michael Orozco is “adjusting to the team.” Steve Ralston, the MLS all-time games played leader, turns down contract with New England Revolution and joins the USSF Division 2 expansion side AC St. Louis as player/coach. St. Louis is his hometown. US midfielder Ricardo Clark’s Eintracht Frankfurt’s debut could […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

The 2010 MLS schedule will be released at 2pm today. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! With echoes of the ongoing John Terry affair (pun slightly intended, see below), former USA coach Steve Sampson admits he dropped John Harkes from the USA squad two months before the 1998 World Cup […]

Union start camp in N.C., other news of the day
Daily news roundups

Union start camp in N.C., other news of the day

Philadelphia Union started spring training in Greensboro, N.C. on Monday. Check out these photos, courtesy of the Carolina Dynamo. The Union’s Alejandro Moreno nearly scored for Venezuela in a scoreless draw today against Japan. More on Philadelphia Union’s stadium rights deal, which still isn’t official. News from the rivals: D.C. United […]

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PPL & Union: $20 million deal (and other news of the day)

PPL’s deal to sponsor and acquire the naming rights to Philadelphia Union’s stadium will be a 10-year, $20 million deal, according to the Sports Business Journal (registration required to read). Nothing official from the team though. Union manager Peter Nowak promises a tough training camp. (Has any new coach ever […]

The old onion bag: Barcelona baby boom
Barcelona / Daily news roundups / La Liga / UEFA Champions League

The old onion bag: Barcelona baby boom

Barcelona fans had much to celebrate the first week of May in 2009. First, on May 2nd, they kicked the bejesus out of Real Madrid 6-2, effectively ending any questions as to who would be La Liga champs. Then, on May 6th, Andres Iniesta scored a screamer of a goal […]

Africa / Daily news roundups / WPS

Daily news roundup

The players and league extend their negotiating to Feb. 12, so the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement on Feb. 1 is no longer the drop-dead date.  The AP has a quick summary. U.S. forward Kenny Cooper moves to Plymouth Argyle on loan. The Los Angeles Sol of Women’s Professional […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

Philadelphia Union’s Sebastien Le Toux named one of  20 best USL players ever by the league. ESPN releases its TV schedule for the World Cup. Every match will be aired live, with  and there will be more coverage than ever before. To give you some perspective, not only will the U.S. vs. England – and […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

The last-minute marathon negotiating sessions that come with nearly every labor dispute have finally begun in MLS.  Player reps met with the league for eight hours on Tuesday. Seattle’s Freddie Ljungberg says he’s been assured there won’t be a work stoppage, and he’ll report to training on Feb. 1, the day […]

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Temple product joins Union, other news of the day

Temple University’s J.T. Noone heads to spring training with Philadelphia Union, according to the university. (It’s buried in a story on the Philadelphia Kixx.) Yanks Abroad has a feature on Philadelphia Union’s Amobi Okugo. Could you see Charlies Davies in the World Cup? ESPN’s Ives Galarcep says it’s possible in […]

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