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MLS / Union

Union start training, Lehigh grad joins team

Philadelphia Union began their first training camp on Tuesday in Springfield, Pa. Fifteen of the Union’s 19 players took part in the first of four training sessions set for the Healthplex Sports Club, with training consisting mostly of stretching and agility drills. Field workouts are set to begin next week […]

USMNT

Down, but not out

There is good news this week on the injury front for the US National Team. There are reports that Oguchi Onyewu is progressing well and should be back in Italy for the end of the Italian season. He is recuperating alongside Charlie Davies in Delaware under the supervision of head […]

Cristiano Ronaldo – Please Shut Up
La Liga / Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo – Please Shut Up

The $80 million man was sent off for the 2nd time this season in Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory over Malaga on Sunday. Ronaldo saw straight red for an elbow to the face of Patrick Mtiliga that broke Mtiliga’s nose and will force the defender to miss about three weeks. The […]

Daily news roundups

Temple product joins Union, other news of the day

Temple University’s J.T. Noone heads to spring training with Philadelphia Union, according to the university. (It’s buried in a story on the Philadelphia Kixx.) Yanks Abroad has a feature on Philadelphia Union’s Amobi Okugo. Could you see Charlies Davies in the World Cup? ESPN’s Ives Galarcep says it’s possible in […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

The Inqy catches up with Philadelphia soccer icon Walter Bahr. The Bucks County Courier Times talks to local product Kevin Tangney, who was drafted by Chivas USA this month. C. Horridus takes a look at Philadelphia Union’s roster needs, while Match Fit USA breaks down the Union’s youth movement in the amateur […]

F.A. Cupdate: Last Minute Leeds
FA Cup

F.A. Cupdate: Last Minute Leeds

The 2009-10 FA Cup continues to be more than enough entertainment during the MLS offseason. On Saturday, Jermaine Beckford punished Tottenham Hotspurs for getting lazy at the end of the game. After putting in a strong 90 minute shift in back, Michael Dawson just didn’t have the legs to chase […]

USMNT / World Cup

US v. Honduras

The Full Men’s US National Team lost to Honduras 3 to 1 last night in an international friendly in Carson, California. Although the loss is sure to bring down American fans, the result was not very significant. Furthermore the match appeared even more meaningless as a tryout for particular positions. […]

Local / Ocean City Nor'easters / USL

Name That Team – Ocean City ______

The Ocean City PDL team, formerly known as the Barons, has severed ties with the Barons Youth Academy and is looking for a new name. They have turned to the fans to help them out, and give the team a new identity. I’m not a big fan of these myself, […]

Is free agency necessary to avoid MLS work stoppage?
CBA Negotiations / MLS

Is free agency necessary to avoid MLS work stoppage?

All the talk about a Major League Soccer strike or lockout may come down to a single concept: Free agency. Right now, MLS players can’t sign with another MLS team after their contracts expire unless their team lets them. That’s why a guy like West Chester’s Jeff Larentowicz needed a trade to […]

Daily news roundups

Union to train in Greensboro (and other news of the day)

Lots of American soccer news today, particularly from the hometown team. Philadelphia Union will do their preseason training in Greensboro, N.C. Their first exhibition game will be against the University of North Carolina on Feb. 13 at MacPherson Stadium. If you want to go, tickets are $15 apiece and went on […]

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