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History / NASL / US Soccer History / USL

That USL/TOA/NASL thing, part III

In Part 1 and Part 2 I provided a time-line of events leading up to last week. On Tuesday, The Kartik Report posted an update on the situation which said that “USSF has been working diligently to foster a compromise that will work in the best interests of all the […]

FIFA / Real Madrid

Goal of the Year

Goal of the year has been awarded to Christiano Ronaldo, the Portuguese player currently at Real Madrid. His Champions League goal against Porto was deemed “Goal of the Year” giving him the yearly FIFA Puskás Award amongst several brilliant goals. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqpbMHc5XVU&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0] Top Ten (from previous post) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjLKTI5dadc&hl=en_US&fs=1&rel=0]

Union

Happy Christmas from the Union

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Scottish Premier League / USMNT / World Cup

All the hype around DaMarcus Beasley

Although I think DaMarcus Beasley is a player with the tools to be a top contributor for the US National Team, I would not say that his recent form means that he should have an automatic place back in the US National Team. Beasley needs to show consistent form for […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

Some soccer news to get you going today: Bob Bradley calls 30 in to the USMNT training camp in January. The team consists largely of MLS and Scandinavian league players whose seasons have ended. First-timers to watch: Aalborg striker Marcus Tracy, Örebro SK midfielder Alejandro Bedoya, D.C. United’s Chris Pontius and Delaware […]

White ends Danish contract
MLS / Union

White ends Danish contract

Jeremiah White and AGF Aarhus have agreed to part ways, clearing the way for him to potentially join Philadelphia Union. Aarhus have freed White from his contract early and allowed him to leave the team via free transfer, the Danish team announced Monday. White, a Delaware Valley native, looks lined up […]

MLS / Union

Union match rescheduled, on national TV

Toronto FC’s first home match on the new grass field at BMO Field has been moved up to April 15, putting Toronto and visitors Philadelphia Union on national TV for a Thursday night match. The Union today announced the rescheduling of the match, which was originally set for Saturday, April 17. […]

English Premier League

Mancini City: The Dark Art of Coaching

As Mike posted earlier, Manchester City punished Mark Hughes for having inferior hair failing to lead the Citizens into the top 4 less than half a season after a 200 million pound spending spree. Ironically, Hughes was fired after winning a game in which the player who arguably* made him […]

Union link with minor league team
MLS / Reading United AC / Union / USL

Union link with minor league team

Philadelphia Union have brought on Reading United AC as a minor league affiliate, the team announced Monday. “Our technical staff will work closely with the coaches at YSC and Reading United AC to ensure everyone in the program has the best insights to the game we can provide,” Philadelphia Union manager […]

EPL Update
English Premier League

EPL Update

1 Portsmouth 0-2 Liverpool More about this game later today. At this moment, it will suffice to say the better team won and Gerrard put in a Randy Mossesque shift. Fulham 3-0 Manchester United Clint Dempsey has made the biggest impression on English soccer of any American not wearing goalie […]