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Lionel Messi is a vampire wizard
Barcelona / La Liga / Spain

Lionel Messi is a vampire wizard

ell your kid to put away the Harry Potters and the Twilights – a better hero exists. Twenty-two year old Barcelona forward Lionel Messi scored three goals on Sunday against Real Zarazoga, bringing his total for the past week to eight. It was the second straight league hat trick for the wizard, and he has leaped […]

CBA Negotiations / Featured / MLS / Union

The new MLS CBA: further details

The MLS and the MLS Players Union “have reached agreement in principle” on a new collective bargaining agreement which will allow the new season to start on time. Here are further details on what MLS commissioner Don Garber and Players Union executive director Bob Foose said in the announcement of the agreement.


Union lose 1-0 in final pre-season friendly

Philadelphia Union lost 1-0 Friday night to the Tampa Bay Rowdies in their final pre-season friendly in Tampa. J.T. Noone’s shot off the crossbar was the closest the Union came to netting.

Fan Culture / Local

Cheer up, a new soccer shop is in town!

With the very real possibility of a strike threatening to overshadow Philadelphia’s triumphant return to the top flight of American soccer, the PSP looks for something positive in the city’s soccer scene and finds it in a new soccer gift shop on Head House Square.

Europe / UEFA Champions League / UEFA Europa League / World

Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals draw

On Friday morning the draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League and the Europa League took place. Here’s what we have to look forward to.

CBA Negotiations / Featured / MLS / US

MLS Labor Update (CBA Announced!!)

MLS owners and MLS players union announced a new Collective Bargaining Agreement today just after 1PM. Details are still hazy, but as expected the league conceeded some points to retain its single-entity structure. Read more…

Daily news roundups / Featured

Dempsey’s stunner, Union’s last friendly, other news

Dempsey caps Fulham’s miracle comeback, Philadelpha Union plays its last pre-season friendly, the New York Red Bulls open their stadium and other soccer news of the day.

The NASL does not equal the MLS
CBA Negotiations / US Soccer History

A look back at the NASL strike of 1979

The threat of a strike in the MLS has resulted in some very gloomy articles about the NASL strike of 1979. PSP looks at the issues surrounding the strike and what happened during and after the strike to question the validity of comparisons to the current negotiations between MLS and the Players Union.

CBA Negotiations / Featured / MLS

Time to fold ’em?

“You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em,” goes the famous song. Message to MLS management and players: It’s time to fold ’em. Give ground and compromise, or your season and maybe your entire league will go into the tank.

Thursday morning news roundup
Daily news roundups / Featured

Thursday morning news roundup

The latest information about the impending strike, do MLS teams lose money?, Independence coach Paul Riley, City Islanders training camp, Sean Combs interested in Crystal Palace and more.