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MLS / Union

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 […]

USMNT / World Cup

What’s new with the Full Men’s and U-17 US National Teams?

I was glad to see that Freddy Adu got a little playing time with Beleneses recently. Amazingly, even on this struggling team Freddy Adu can’t get solid playing time. He, DaMarcus Beasley, and any other Americans sitting on the bench might want to think about coming back to MLS for […]

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 […]

Independence / WPS

Philadelphia Independence name assistant GM, announce open tryouts

The Philadelphia Independence named former Washington Freedom executive Louise Waxler as their assistant general manager today.  Waxler most recently served as the Freedom’s director of operations, and she managed team, venue and game day operations for the team.   Additionally, the Freedom will hold open tryouts for prospective players Dec. 8-9.  The […]

USMNT / World Cup / World Cup - International

The US National Team in South Africa

What do you think is the best line up and formation for the US National Team this summer with Charlie Davies and Oguchi Onyewu not available? My take. Team Roster: Goalkeepers: Tim Howard, Brad Guzan, Marcus Hahnemann Defenders: Carlos Bocanegra, Jonathan Spector, Steve Cherundolo, Jay Demerit, Edgar Castillo, Chad Marshall, […]

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 […]

Los Angeles Galaxy / MLS / Real Salt Lake

Rimando wins title for RSL

Nick Rimando did it again. The Real Salt Lake goalkeeper stopped two penalty kicks and benefited from a stunning Landon Donovan PK miss to claim the Major League Soccer title for his squad. I said Monday it might play out like this on PKs, and sure enough, it did. How much […]