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Dispersal, Curtin says Edu “willing to play center back,” Blake wins Golden Glove, US embarrassed, more
Daily news roundups

Dispersal, Curtin says Edu “willing to play center back,” Blake wins Golden Glove, US embarrassed, more

Dispersal Draft today. Union to host combine. Curtin says Edu willing to play D. Blake wins Golden Glove as Jamaica wins Caribbean Cup. US embarrassed in Ireland. Further FIFA fun.

Recap: Republic of Ireland 4–1 USMNT
USMNT

Recap: Republic of Ireland 4–1 USMNT

The U.S. slumped to its worst defeat on 2014 in its final game of 2014, losing 4–1 to the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday.

Five thoughts: Union and MLS
A View from Afar

Five thoughts: Union and MLS

New Union investment? Allocation money changes the expansion draft? Can the Union still get Dan Kennedy? (Please, please, please?) PSP’s Dan Walsh dives in with five thoughts on the Union and MLS.

Union add new investor, what Meulensteen brings, US faces Ireland today, more
Daily news roundups

Union add new investor, what Meulensteen brings, US faces Ireland today, more

Local financial adviser and PGW chair joins Union ownership group. What Meulensteen can offer. US finishes 2014 today against Ireland. More.

Who is Rene Meulensteen?  Five questions with Kristan Heneage
Interview / Union

Who is Rene Meulensteen? Five questions with Kristan Heneage

Kevin Kinkead talks to ESPN’s Kristan Heneage for some insight into Rene Meulensteen.

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 1: Native American and British footballing traditions
Philadelphia Soccer History

The origins of soccer in Philadelphia, part 1: Native American and British footballing traditions

Our series looking at the origins of soccer in Philadelphia begins with a look at the football traditions British colonists brought with them, and those of the Native Americans they encountered.

Preview: Republic of Ireland v USMNT
USMNT

Preview: Republic of Ireland v USMNT

The U.S. needs a win, and Republic of Ireland is without its biggest star. Still, the U.S. team has developed a habit of giving up late goals. What’s it gonna be?

Reaction to Meulensteen/Sugarman presser, reaction to US loss to COL, more FIFA investigation fallout
Daily news roundups

Reaction to Meulensteen/Sugarman presser, reaction to US loss to COL, more FIFA investigation fallout

Reaction to Friday’s big Union presser. Reaction to USMNT loss to Colombia. More fallout from release of summary report of investigation into FIFA corruption.