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CBA Negotiations / MLS

MLS contract expires, no strike yet

Major League Soccer’s collective bargaining agreement expires tonight, but the players won’t be striking — yet. The players union released this statement today: Bethesda, MD (Thursday, February 25, 2010) – The Major League Soccer Players Union (the “Union”) today announced that the collective bargaining agreement between the Union and Major […]

USMNT / World Cup

US v. Netherlands Roster Thoughts:

Dan Walsh already put up the roster for the US v. Netherlands, so I don’t want to repeat it. However, I did have some more thoughts on it. I think we all know how good Tim Howard is, so I would like to see Brad Guzan and Marcus Hahneman each […]

USMNT / World Cup

US v. El-Salvador A Few Extra Thoughts:

Ben Tracy did a good job summarizing the US v. El-Salvador match, so I don’t want to repeat. However, I did have a bit more to add.  First, I felt that Sacha Klejstan got lucky to score his goal, and that overall he did not play that well. He continued […]

New U.S. National Team jersey, Netherlands lineup revealed
USMNT / World Cup

New U.S. National Team jersey, Netherlands lineup revealed

Twenty players made the roster for the U.S. National Team’s friendly against the Netherlands on March 3. The list is below, and to the left is the team’s new away jersey design, which has leaked out . (What do you think of it?) GOALKEEPERS (3): Brad Guzan (Aston Villa), Marcus […]

Four laugh out loud soccer books
Culture / Soccer Books

Four laugh out loud soccer books

I love reading about soccer. There are team histories, histories of the game (my personal favorite), statistical almanacs, encyclopedias, coaching guides, photo books and a gazillion, mostly ghostwritten, memoirs, not to mention scores of magazines and countless websites and blogs. While the majority of these reads probably originate in Britain […]

Daily news roundup
Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

The MLS Players contract expires today. We will be posting updates as information becomes available. Keep your fingers crossed. Former New York MetroStars coach Octavio Zambrano recalls how then general manager and CEO  of the MetroStars and current Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz gave him full responsibility on player personnel. […]

USA 2-1 El Salvador – A Few Thoughts
USMNT / World Cup

USA 2-1 El Salvador – A Few Thoughts

If you are only a casual USMNT fan, you might be forgiven if you forgot this game was happening. In fact, many hardcore fans have questioned the real value of this fixture. The fact is, though, that there are still a good 5-6 spots on the World Cup roster still up […]

Union and PPL EnergyPlus announce stadium name
Union

Union and PPL EnergyPlus announce stadium name

And the winner is . . . PPL Park. At noon today, the Philadelphia Union and PPL EnergyPlus formally announced an 11 year and nearly $20m stadium naming rights deal. As part of the deal, PPL EnergyPlus will be the Union’s exclusive energy provider. According to a press release from […]

Wonderland

Wonderland

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1y0-hiR9yo] It’s cars. Playing soccer. Shout out to Ben for passing this along.

Daily news roundup
Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

Philadelphia Union tickets will go on sale to the general public starting at 10 a.m. on March 3. South Philadelphia Soccer Club wins $1000 cash giveaway from Sunbelt Snacks. Representatives from MLS and the Players Union failed to meet on Tuesday, two days before the current contract extension is set […]