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Los Angeles Galaxy / MLS / USMNT

Donovan to Europe — best thing for MLS

A successful Landon Donovan move to Europe would be good for Major League Soccer. Yes, I said it. No, I haven’t spent the day doing bong hits. Picture it: Donovan moves to a mid-table team in Spain, France or England. He gets regular playing time and produces. He doesn’t need to […]

MLS / Union

Union acquire Califf

It’s official: The Union have acquired U.S. international defender Danny Califf, who this week terminated his contract with FC Midtjylland in the Danish league. Big signing. Califf should immediately step in as one of the top defenders in the Eastern Conference and give the Union a solid anchor in the […]

Independence / WPS

Independence get a stadium

The Philadelphia Independence will play its home games at West Chester University, the new women’s professional team announced today. John A. Farrell Stadium is 15 miles north of Wilmington, Del. and seats about 7,500. It has artificial FieldTurf as a playing surface.  Posted via web from The Philly Soccer Page

MLS / Union

Califf to Union?

Defender Danny Califf appears headed for Philadelphia Union, according to Soccer365.com. The 29-year-old fringe U.S. international will cut short his contract with FC Midjylland in Denmark to move to the Union, according to Soccer365. Califf confirmed only that he is leaving Denmark for Major League Soccer, and Soccer365 cited an […]

MLS / Union

In our Seitz

NCAA champion. MLS Champion. Philadelphia Union keeper. 22 year-old Chris Seitz, formerly a member of the upstart MLS champions Real Salt Lake, is now on the roster of your hometown team. Seitz was mainly used as a back up behind Nick Rimando, he of penalty kick fame – and MVP […]

Local / US Open Cup

Eastern PA Open Cup Final on Sunday

Two local amateur heavyweights play this Sunday in Feasterville for the right to advance to regional qualifiers in the U.S. Open Cup. Phoenix SC will host United German Hungarians at 2 p.m. in the Eastern PA Open Cup Final, with the winner claiming bragging rights as not only the region’s […]

MLS / Union

Bernardo, White linked to Union

U.S. U-20 international Vincenzo Bernardo is the latest name linked to Philadelphia Union since the expansion draft.  Soccer 365 reports the free agent attacking midfielder could be headed to Major League Soccer in January, with Philadelphia and New York as speculative landing spots. Bernardo said in August that he wasn’t interested […]

MLS / Union / World Cup - International

FIFA Move Toward Using Extra Officials

FIFA are expected to fast-track approval of a five referee per match system for the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa following mounting criticism of the Thierry Henry handball that led to France qualifying ahead of Ireland. A final decision will be made by soccer’s rule-making body, the International […]

MLS / Union

The Union got who?

So, who are these guys? That was how many greeted Philadelphia Union’s expansion draft picks, and it wasn’t an unreasonable response. In a mostly nameless league – certainly in comparison to European leagues – most of the Union’s first eleven are no-namers even for Major League Soccer. That isn’t necessarily […]

USMNT / World Cup

What’s new with the Full Men’s and U-17 US National Teams?

I was glad to see that Freddy Adu got a little playing time with Beleneses recently. Amazingly, even on this struggling team Freddy Adu can’t get solid playing time. He, DaMarcus Beasley, and any other Americans sitting on the bench might want to think about coming back to MLS for […]