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Pauno MRI, reserves lose, Wolves fans up derby ante

Photo by Earl Gardner

Union

Veljko Paunovic is having an MRI on his hamstring today. Wish the SuperSerb good luck on Twitter @vpaunovic.

The Union reserves fell 3-1 to the TFC reserves. Pfeffer netted for the good guys.

The Uwishunu photo of the day: A collage from the Union’s Toronto tie that put the home team into the playoffs!

Thierry Henry’s red card means the Union won’t get to see the guy who inspires Red Bulls fans to raucously fill… half of their stadium.

Thursday is fan appreciation night in Harrisonburg. Presumably because the Red Bulls realized this was one of the few times all year that they would have a lot of fans at the stadium. Not Red Bulls fans, of course, but they will take what they can get.

Sure, the Union/Red Bulls rivalry is big, but I haven’t heard of any Sons of Ben planning to urinate on the Harrisonburg pitch the way Wolves fans did before a derby with West Brom.

MLS

Kasey Keller was named MLS Player of the Week. Didn’t see that coming.

Shin Guardian runs some numbers and asks: Is there a correlation between possession and winning in MLS?

RSL Soapbox asks: Did the new playoff format help?

A review of MLS Round 31 from Partially Obstructed View.

USA

Jurgen Klinsmann’s son, Jonathan, has been named to the U-15 US team camp. He’s a goalkeeper. Watch your back, MacMath!

A video interview with Jillian Ellis, Director of Development for the US Women.

Other

Over 100 players tested positive for banned drugs during the U-17 World Cup in Mexico.

Sao Paolo was shut out last weekend. And their coach was fired immediately following the match. He might have a good argument for bad luck though, as his team hit the frame four times in one possession.

After scoring for Chivas Guadalajara, Marco Fabian performed an execution celebration. I’m hoping the Union stick with Le Toux crazydances. Those are the best.

Could Spain’s second XI beat England’s first? Um… yup.

Corruption in Romania? Well, there is the goalie turning his back on a penalty kick. And there is a player kicking another player in the face. While doing something of a handstand. And receiving no card. It’s like Frank Drebin was reffing.

One Comment

  1. With regards the Spain thing – i would say they could easily give 95% of the teams in Europe a beating. They are so far ahead of anyone else right now it is crazy. I think they will win the next 2 tournaments barring a shock result.

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