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The Union got who?

So, who are these guys? That was how many greeted Philadelphia Union’s expansion draft picks, and it wasn’t an unreasonable response. In a mostly nameless league – certainly in comparison to European leagues – most of the Union’s first eleven are no-namers even for Major League Soccer. That isn’t necessarily […]

Fan Culture / MLS / Union

Anybody buying; anybody selling…Anybody ready to pick their seats?

Union season ticket holders have been waiting for some time to be able to choose their specific seats for the upcoming season. They may get to do so in time for Christmas. The team has targeted a mid-December start date to begin the seat selection process. Preceding this process will […]

MLS / Union

Meet your Philadelphia Union …

Philadelphia Union selected the following players in the expansion draft today: Brad Knighton (NE), Dave Myrie (CHI), Shavar Thomas (CDUSA), Jordan Harvey (COL), Shea Salinas (SJ), Stefani Miglioranzi (LA), Andrew Jacobson (DC), Nick Zimmerman (NY), Alejandro Moreno (CLB), and Sebastien Le Toux (SEA). Most notable picks: They went for Salinas over […]

MLS / Union

Expansion draft targets for the Union

A former 18-goal scorer, a U.S. national team starter and the MLS Cup’s game winner are among the unprotected players available to Philadelphia Union in Wednesday’s expansion draft.  Here’s a list of the most notable, followed by my predicted picks. Chivas USA: striker Eduardo Lillingston, who led Chivas with eight […]

MLS / Union

MLS releases protected lists for expansion draft

Major League Soccer released the protected lists of all 15 MLS teams. You can read the full list here. I’m still going through the list. Expect a follow-up post in the next hour or so detailing some of the notable names available, such as Real Salt Lake midfielder Robbie Russell, […]

MLS / Union

MLS expansion draft protection lists due today

Philadelphia Union will find out today who’s available in Wednesday’s expansion draft.  Teams have till 3 p.m. today to provide their protected player lists to league officials. A brief, half-day trade window closes at noon today. Once we have the protected lists – they’ll hopefully be made public today – we’ll […]

Union closes registration for tryouts
MLS / Union

Union closes registration for tryouts

Sports Union closes registration for tryouts due to demand   via delcotimes.com If you planned to try out and hadn’t signed up yet, you missed your chance. With people coming from hundreds of miles away to try out for Philadelphia Union, the space just filled up. We’ve heard some inklings […]

MLS / Union

MLS announces 2009 expansion draft rules

Major League Soccer finally released rules for next Wednesday’s expansion draft, and it looks like Philadelphia Union will have basically the same rules to work with as the Seattle Sounders had. The lone change in the rules appears to be a provision allowing for “Home Grown” players to be exempt […]

Los Angeles Galaxy / MLS / Real Salt Lake / Union

Rimando's guesses and the expansion draft

Nick Rimando’s most amazing feat wasn’t that he stopped three penalty kicks to send Real Salt Lake to the MLS Cup. It was that the RSL goalkeeper “guessed” right on six of seven shots. Rimando reads penalty kicks so well that it’s clearly not guesswork for him. He went the […]

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