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MLS / Union

Union trade for another 1st round pick

Philadelphia Union acquired the No. 6 pick in today’s draft by sending allocation money to Dallas. The deal gives the Union three of the draft’s top seven picks and is the club’s second trade in the last 24 hours. “The opportunity to move up and select another player who we […]

Union trade for Fred, first round pick
MLS / Union

Union trade for Fred, first round pick

Philadelphia Union acquired Brazilian midfielder Fred and the 7th pick in today’s MLS college draft from D.C. United. The Union traded the first slot in Major League Soccer’s allocation order to D.C. United, allowing United to sign U.S. international goalkeeper Troy Perkins, who had been playing for VĂ¥lerenga in Norway’s […]


Real Maryland Hosts Pro Tryout

Missed one tidbit in my post the other day. USL-2 side Real Maryland Monarchs who play out of Rockville, MD are holding a professional tryout on Januray 24th. The tryout is limited to 50 players, and professional or collegiate experience is preferred. The deadline to register is Friday, January 22nd, […]


African Cup of Nations Update

The surprises just keep on coming in the first round of the ACN. Yesterday Gabon dispatched highly-rated Cameroon 1-0 behind a Daniel Cousin goal in the 17th minute. In the other Group D matchup, Zambia and Tunisia split the points with a 1-1 draw. A fair result by all accounts […]

Daily news roundups

Draft today (and other soccer news of the day)

Today’s Major League Soccer amateur draft begins today at 2 p.m. at the Philadelphia Convention Center., where the National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention began Wednesday. You can follow the draft live on ESPN2 and online at, and the Philly Soccer Page will post the Union’s draft picks […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

The US and El Salvador are in talks about a possible friendly to take place on February 24th. West Ham have been found guilty of crowd violence during their Carling Cup match against Milwall in August. Milwall was cleared. Sanctions will be announced by the FA on Friday. Everton to […]

England / English Premier League

Sol Campbell Returning to Arsenal?

That’s sure what it looks like. The 35 year-old Campbell, who has been training with the Gunners for the past few months, played 45 minutes Tuesday night for Arsenal’s reserves in a 2-4 victory at West Ham. Contract details are still being ironed out, but it appears the defender will […]


African Nations Cup Update

Two games yesterday in Angola saw all of Group C in action. Group D takes center stage today with an exciting Cameroon squad taking on Gabon before Zambia and Tunisia take the field. Mozambique and Benin tied 2-2 with most of the action occurring in the first half hour. Egypt […]

MLS / Union

Mwanga signs with Union, report says

Oregon State forward Danny Mwanga has signed a contract with Philadelphia Union, securing his place as the No. 1 pick in Thursday’s MLS draft, ESPN reported today. The Union have yet to confirm the signing, and Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz refused to divulge the team’s planned draft pick to the […]

World Cup - International

Philly included in World Cup bids

Philadelphia made the final cut for the United States’ bid to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022. The USA Bid Committee narrowed down its cities to 18 today, the second set of cuts that brought it down from the original 58. Along with Philadelphia, the cities to make […]