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USMNT / World Cup

US National Team Tidbits

Clint Dempsey injured his knee recently and many fans including myself will be holding their breath until news of the severity is shared later today. Hopefully Dempsey won’t be out too long, and from the early indications I can’t see this keeping him out of the World Cup. We’ll see […]

A look at Union Jack (and other news of the day)
Daily news roundups

A look at Union Jack (and other news of the day)

News of the day: Soccer America takes a closer look at Philadelphia Union’s Jack McInerney, the youngest player picked in Thursday’s draft. Soccer by Ives grades Thursday’s WPS draft in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Independence apparently don’t do well on quizzes. A nice wrap-up of the past week’s NSCAA convention here in […]

The trouble with United
England / English Premier League / Manchester United / UEFA Champions League

The trouble with United

There has been a lot in the British press over the past week about the shocking level of debt being carried by Manchester United, which currently stands at £700m or $1.114b. That’s right, more than $1 billion. Last Monday the Glazer family, owners of the club and proud Americans, announced […]

FIFA / World Cup - International

Henry escapes FIFA sanctions

Thierry Henry will not be punished for the handball that FIFA President Sepp Blatter called “blatant unfair play.” The FIFA disciplinary committee acknowledged today that it could not retroactively punish a player for an infringement that is not covered in FIFA rules. While a handball to deny a goal is […]

Daily news roundups

Dempsey injured, and other news of the day

U.S. international Clint Dempsey injured his knee Sunday and now awaits scans to determine whether he has torn ligaments. The U.S. could now be without three of their top four field players at the World Cup, with top striker Charlie Davies already ruled out and top defender Oguchi Onyewu recovering from […]

Dempsey injured in Fulham loss
World Cup - International

Dempsey injured in Fulham loss

American international Clint Dempsey limped off  in the 63rd minute of Blackburn’s 2-0 win over Fulham on Sunday, ESPN reports. Fulham manager Roy Hodgson said Dempsey would have a scan on Monday to determine the extent of the injury, but claimed “it might be a posterior cruciate knee ligament which […]

Union

Union fans wanted for team rock song

Update on “Join or Die”, Jay D Clark’s song about Philadelphia Union: Clark is looking for some Union fans to add some singing and chanting to a final version of the track. If you’re interested, email management@jaydclark.com. You’ll get credit on the song and might appear in the video. Clark expects […]

MLS / Union

Samuel Dalembert, The Union's Biggest Fan

ESPN.com covered the 2009 MLS Superdraft from the floor and has uploaded some interviews to their site. 76ers 6’11” center Samuel Dalembert was in attendance at the draft, complete with a Union scarf. Dalembert was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and has been doing work to raise awareness after the earthquake, but […]

Orozco linked to Union
MLS / South America / Union

Orozco linked to Union

American defender Michael Orozco has been linked to Philadelphia Union after breaking his contract with San Luis of Mexico’s Primera division. Orozco, 23, had been starting for the team but was released from his contract so he could join Philadelphia, according to a report today by Univision. He can play […]

Union

Local singer rocks new Union song

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7_zlaTyhYg] Philadelphia Union now have an unofficial team song. No, not a supporters group chant. A rock song, by legit musicians. And it’s pretty good. Local musician Jay D Clark laid down the track, “Join or Die”, with Chuck Treece, a well-known session artist who has performed with Pearl Jam, […]

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