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MLS / Union

Expansion draft targets for the Union

A former 18-goal scorer, a U.S. national team starter and the MLS Cup’s game winner are among the unprotected players available to Philadelphia Union in Wednesday’s expansion draft.  Here’s a list of the most notable, followed by my predicted picks. Chivas USA: striker Eduardo Lillingston, who led Chivas with eight […]

MLS / Union

MLS releases protected lists for expansion draft

Major League Soccer released the protected lists of all 15 MLS teams. You can read the full list here. I’m still going through the list. Expect a follow-up post in the next hour or so detailing some of the notable names available, such as Real Salt Lake midfielder Robbie Russell, […]

MLS / Union

MLS expansion draft protection lists due today

Philadelphia Union will find out today who’s available in Wednesday’s expansion draft.  Teams have till 3 p.m. today to provide their protected player lists to league officials. A brief, half-day trade window closes at noon today. Once we have the protected lists – they’ll hopefully be made public today – we’ll […]

Los Angeles Galaxy / MLS / Real Salt Lake

Rimando wins title for RSL

Nick Rimando did it again. The Real Salt Lake goalkeeper stopped two penalty kicks and benefited from a stunning Landon Donovan PK miss to claim the Major League Soccer title for his squad. I said Monday it might play out like this on PKs, and sure enough, it did. How much […]

Union closes registration for tryouts
MLS / Union

Union closes registration for tryouts

Sports Union closes registration for tryouts due to demand   via delcotimes.com If you planned to try out and hadn’t signed up yet, you missed your chance. With people coming from hundreds of miles away to try out for Philadelphia Union, the space just filled up. We’ve heard some inklings […]

MLS / Union

MLS announces 2009 expansion draft rules

Major League Soccer finally released rules for next Wednesday’s expansion draft, and it looks like Philadelphia Union will have basically the same rules to work with as the Seattle Sounders had. The lone change in the rules appears to be a provision allowing for “Home Grown” players to be exempt […]

USMNT / World Cup

US National Team: US v. Denmark Analysis

The United States did not play a good game today in Denmark. While the US had a one goal lead at halftime, they never dominated the game. Rather, Denmark seemed to have the better of the play for most of the match. After scoring 3 goals early in the second […]

USMNT / World Cup

Men’s U-17 Nigeria Oct-Nov 2009

The US Men’s U-17 National team had a fair performance in the Nigerian World Cup making it past the first round with matches against Spain (their only loss), United Emirates (W:1-0), and Malawi (W:1-0).  PA native, Alex Shinsky saw the back of the net in their second match against Malawi […]

MLS

The best of MLS

Major League Soccer named its 2009 best XI today, and the list was full of familiar faces: Landon Donovan, Dwayne De Rosario, Shalrie Joseph, along with Donovan’s fellow U.S. national teamers: Conor Casey, Stuart Holden, Chad Marshall and Jeff Cunningham. Some big names were left off the list though, including Cuauhtémoc […]

USMNT / World Cup

US National Team Update: Slovakia and Denmark Matches

The Full men’s national team did not play an amazing game against Slovakia on Saturday. However, Bob Bradley had the opportunity to do some important experimenting that could help the team to be successful at the World Cup this coming June. First, we got to see Brad Guzan start in […]