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Union: Best MLS draft ever?
MLS / Union

Union: Best MLS draft ever?

Philadelphia Union’s expectations just got a whole lot higher. The Union stole the show at Thursday’s Major League Soccer amateur draft in Philadelphia, wheeling and dealing to acquire two extra first round picks to load up on youth before grabbing a couple of potential later round steals. That wide haul […]

African Cup of Nations Update
Africa

African Cup of Nations Update

PSP will have a lot of coverage of the Union’s draft today, but that doesn’t mean we can ignore the rest of the world. The Union may be our Lois Lane, but we always make sure the rest of the world is accounted for before we fly off at the […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

All draft, all the time, as Philadelphia spent Thursday as the center of the American soccer world: Soccer America wraps up yesterday’s MLS amateur draft. For a full list of those drafted, click here. ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle breaks down each first round pick. For the local wraps, check out the […]

Union / Wonderland

New Wonderland

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8JRmW1ov_c] Oregon State has a pretty good State of the Program video… because Danny Mwanga is a pretty good player. The first minute features two Mwanga highlights; check out his speed in the first one and the technique on display in the second. So the Philadelphia Union will build their […]

Union draft Mwanga, Okugo, McInerney, Stahl
MLS / Union

Union draft Mwanga, Okugo, McInerney, Stahl

Philadelphia Union selected Oregon State forward Danny Mwanga today with the first pick in the MLS Superdraft in Philadelphia. The Union followed that by taking UCLA midfielder Amobi Okugo and U-17 international Jack McInerney with the sixth and seventh picks, acquired via trades in the last day. Then Philadelphia used […]

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 […]

USL

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, […]

Africa

African Cup of Nations Update

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRAv5AL2UJQ] 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 […]

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 ESPN360.com, and the Philly Soccer Page will post the Union’s draft picks […]