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Union

Here’s a preview of tonight’s match against Real Salt Lake. Ours is much, much better. If you don’t have tickets you can watch the game on Live Well HD Network and MyNetwork TV – WQMY at 7:30pm.

Because of Brad Knighton’s suspension following his red card in Sunday’s game, Danny Cepero, currently of Harrisburg City Islanders and formerly of the New York Energy Drinks, will be on the Union bench should anything happen to Chris Seitz. Danny Califf hopes they won’t need to use him.

Califf talks about battling frustration with the results the Union are getting.

There’s an Italian MLS blog. It has a piece on Christian Arrieta. If you know Italian, please tell me what it says.

The Trentonian says Le Toux is on the fast track to stardom. Hey, he already is a star!

Independence

The Independence will be without defender Alison Falk when they play Chicago Red Stars tonight.

Local

Here’s a look at an exchange program between the Maple Shade Soccer Club and German club JFG Saar-Halberg.

The Drexel University squad has ten new players for the 2010 season.

The Penn Quakers have three new captains. The women’s team has nine new players.

MLS

Thierry Henry makes his home league debut tonight against Toronto. Rafael Marquez will not be available because he is playing in a friendly today for Mexico.

The Portland Timbers, set to join MLS along with Vancouver in 2011, have named former Houston Dynamo assistant coach John Spencer as their head coach.

Omar Salgado has signed with MLS. The 16 year old had played for Mexico but recently played for the US in the Milk Cup.

US

Some 77,223 showed up to watch the US team lose to a bunch of children from Brazil at the New Meadowlands on Tuesday night.

No vuvuzelas were allowed at the USA v Brazil match.

Before the match FIFA released its latest rankings. The US has dropped five positions to number 18 “because its four wins at the CONCACAF Gold Cup in July 2009 dropped in value.”

Look for friendlies against Poland and Colombia in October with a possible trip abroad against an as yet undisclosed team in November.

More on the rumors connecting Bob Bradley to Aston Villa.

Benny Feilhaber is hoping for a move from Danish side AGF Aarhus.

That master of self-promotion, Jose Mourinho, speculates on his possible future as coach of the US team. He really is special, that one.

Etc.

FIFA will investigate reports that the North Korea World Cup team and its coach have been mistreated upon their return home.

Manchester United is trying to spare Patrice Evra from attending the disciplinary hearing over the mutiny of the French national team at the World Cup. Bayern Munich has already said that it will not release Franck Ribéry to attend.

FSC have a new talk show to replace the canceled Fox Football Fone-In. Hosted by Kyle Martino, the show has the highly original name of “Soccer Talk Live.”

2 Comments

  1. Eli Pearlman-Storch says:

    Danny Cepero played his college ball locally at Penn, setting a Quaker record for most clean sheets.

    Cepero also owns an MLS record, being the first(and I believe only)goalkeeper to score from open play. It came from a free kick from his own half that bounced over the opposing keepers head on the ultra-hard, plastic turf of Giants Stadium (clip below).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u0tNcq3SGY

  2. Ed Farnsworth says:

    He is the only MLS goalie to have scored.

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