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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 […]

That was a 4-6-0 formation
English Premier League / Manchester United

That was a 4-6-0 formation

The traditional footy formation is a 4-4-2: Four fullbacks, four midfielders, and two prima donnas strikers (the goalie excluded because, barring schizophrenia, he will always be a 1). The more counterattacking-inclined team may use a 4-3-3 while a possession-based squad often takes the pitch in a 4-5-1. There are endless […]

Daily news roundups

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 […]

This Is Terrible
Africa

This Is Terrible

I wish I was writing about Egypt’s African Cup title, however it pales in importance to another African Cup story. On January 30, 2010 Togo was suspended by the Confederation of African Football for the 2012 and 2014 African Nations’ Cups. The official explanation cited Article 78 of the Cup […]

USL

Tryouts – Pittsburgh Riverhounds Feb. 23-25th

In addition to their closed winter tryout in December, the Hounds are holding an open Pro-Combine from February 23rd-25th. The tryout does require fees and pre-registration but it is open to professionals, college players, and amatuers alike. You can find more information here on the team website. Have you ever attended a […]

Union

Rumors, Anticipation Building Toward First Kick

With all of the news items having to do with Philadelphia soccer over the last few weeks, one might expect things to cool down until the season starts. Not likely. Though the Superdraft is over, and the Union roster a step closer to completion with USMNT Defender Michael Orozco on-board, things are […]

Union acquire defender Michael Orozco
MLS / Union

Union acquire defender Michael Orozco

Philadelphia Union has acquired defender Michael Orozco on loan from Mexican team San Luis FC, the team confirmed today. Orozco, who played for the U.S. Olympic team in 2008, moves to Philadelphia courtesy of a deal between the Union and the New York Red Bulls, who had first crack at […]

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 […]

Africa

Ghana-Nigeria: A look at yesterday's west African face-off

“But the Nigerians, also featuring several under-20s due to headaches of their own- chiefly a hamstrung Joseph Yobo and suspended Onyekachi Apam- proved one- dimensional in too many attacks on net, with Martins often left alone to contend with a blanket of twin defenders before running into the keeper.”

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