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MLS extends labor talks, other news
Daily news roundups

MLS extends labor talks, other news

MLS officials and players agreed to extend collective bargaining negotiations until Feb. 25 due to massive snowfall. Can Union manager Peter Nowak match Sigi Schmid and Bob Bradley for best expansion team results? Soccer America asks the question all Union fans want to know. Naturally, they don’t really answer it. […]

Great moments in Philly soccer history: Philadelphia Hibernians beat the Pilgrims, 1909
History / Philadelphia Soccer History

Great moments in Philly soccer history: Philadelphia Hibernians beat the Pilgrims, 1909

It will probably come as no surprise that the history of English football snobbery directed toward America is almost as long as the history of the game itself. But such snobbery is not necessarily a bad thing. In 1905 and 1909 a team of gentleman amateurs called the Pilgrims landed […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

MLS labor negotiations postponed due to snow storm. The Daily News reports on double duty for Orozco and Nowak’s fine-tooth comb. MLSnet reports on building team spirit and the role of veterans in establishing leadership on the Union squad. Landon Donovan gets assist and earns penalty kick in Everton’s 2-1 […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

The Inquirer talks to Danny Califf. Robert W. Millar, inducted into the Philadelphia Soccer Hall of Fame (now the Southeastern Pennsylvania Hall of Fame) in 1991, has passed away at the age of 88. WE’RE NUMBER ONE! WE’RE NUMBER ONE! Adidas reports the Union jersey is the number one selling […]

Union to train in Mexico, other morning news
Daily news roundups

Union to train in Mexico, other morning news

Philadelphia Union will head to Guadalajara, Mexico, for a one-week training session later this month. Let’s see if the snow follows them there like it has to Greensboro, N.C. Union manager Peter Nowak tells the Inquirer he plans to tailor his system to the players, not vice versa. Does that mean […]

National team story lines
USMNT / World Cup

National team story lines

Altidore and Amr Zaki Hull City’s move for Egyptian striker, Amr Zaki, does not seem to have put Jozy Altidore in danger of losing significant minutes. Although Zaki has prior Premier League experience and is considered to be a quality striker, Altidore is playing well enough to keep Zaki from […]

Q & A with Jeremiah White
Union

Q & A with Jeremiah White

At first, Jeremiah White looked like the one who got away. Many thought the speedy, 27-year-old winger with Philly ties would sign with Philadelphia Union after he left AGF Aarhus in the Danish league in December. It didn’t happen. Instead, he now plays for Al-Ettifaq in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. But White […]

English Premier League / France / La Liga

Woe To Managers Who Forget: Soccer Is A Team Game

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rW-lK9F6TU] Diego Maradona’s famous run against England in 1986 is probably the most famous play in soccer history (closely followed by the Hand of God). It’s a memorable play for many reasons, not the least of which is how it showcases one player’s ability to single-handedly change a game. Maradona’s […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

No word yet on how the Union fared in their “closed training match” on Saturday, just a look ahead to this weekend’s match with UNC (Chapel Hill). Sunil Galati will serve another four years as U.S. Soccer Federation president, thanks to a Sunday vote. The David Beckham Academy has closed […]

English Premier League

Altidore scores first Premier League goal in upset win

Jozy Altidore scored his first English Premier League goal today to help Hull to a 2-1 upset  win over Manchester City. Altidore won multiple free kicks and looked dangerous throughout the match before pulling up lame with what looked to be a quad injury and leaving for a substitution in […]