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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 […]

MLS / Union / USL

Follow Friday – USL, MISL, Blogs, and News

Stealing a page from Twitter’s playbook, today’s piece is dedicated to highlighting some great news outlets for professional soccer in Maryland and Pennsylvania. The Upper 90 – Derek Meluzio Derek does great work covering soccer in the Harrisburg area and following the Harrisburg City Islanders. I have really enjoyed some […]

Great Philly soccer teams: Ukrainian Nationals
History / Philadelphia Soccer History

Great Philly soccer teams: Ukrainian Nationals

The Ukrainian Nationals, also known as “Tryzub” Philadelphia, played in the American Soccer League (ASL) from 1957 until 1970. Along the way they won six national championships, four U.S. Open Cups and two Lewis Cups. They won “the double”  – the league championship and U.S. Open Cup –  in 1961 […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

Amobi Okugo and Jack McInerney of Philadelphia Union get call-ups to the U.S. U-20 team for the 2010 Copa Chivas tournament.  They head to Mexico today. American Soccer News, by the way, has an interview with Amobi Okugo. Vincenzo Bernardo in Philly for a tryout? Rumor has it, but he’s […]

Stuart Holden has a Massive Decision to Make
USMNT / World Cup

Stuart Holden has a Massive Decision to Make

It is easy to envy a guy like Stuart Holden. He’s young, good-looking, and possesses great talent for a sport that many of us are unhealthily obsessed with. He has just finished his contract with a team which plays in a league that his talents have outgrown. He is ready for […]

Daily news roundups

Dempsey lives! (and other news of the day)

Clint Dempsey lives! His knee injury isn’t as bad as feared, and he likely will return to play by spring, with time before the World Cup. Here’s the announcement from Fulham. The Vancouver Whitecaps hire Tom Soehn as their first MLS technical director, a day after the Portland Timbers named Gavin Wilkinson […]

Come on you Royals!
Coca-Cola Championship / Reading

Come on you Royals!

Rants and raves (but mostly rants) about following a 2nd division team. Can we give the Liverpool win back? I’d trade the win over Liverpool for points in the league any day of the week.  I was of course ridiculously excited when Reading knocked off Liverpool last week.  But if […]

Local players taken in MLS draft
College Soccer / MLS

Local players taken in MLS draft

Lost in all the Philadelphia Union hype was that several local players got drafted by MLS clubs on Thursday. Allentown’s Jason Yeisley, Lehigh University’s Adam Welch, FC Delco product Kevin Tangney and Villanova University’s Mike Seamon all made the cut at the draft. Yeisley and Welch are former players for […]

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