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Great Philly soccer teams: Philadelphia Atoms, part II
History / NASL / Philadelphia Soccer History

Great Philly soccer teams: Philadelphia Atoms, part II

This concludes the two-part “Great Philly soccer teams: Philadelphia Atoms.” You can read Part I here. Before Atoms coach Al Miller took the young team to England to train and to scout for some British players to fill out the roster, back in Philadelphia, Atoms general manager Bob Ehlinger’s marketing […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

The Union’s Michael Orozco is “adjusting to the team.” Steve Ralston, the MLS all-time games played leader, turns down contract with New England Revolution and joins the USSF Division 2 expansion side AC St. Louis as player/coach. St. Louis is his hometown. US midfielder Ricardo Clark’s Eintracht Frankfurt’s debut could […]

MLS / Union

Opening date of new Union stadium announced

The Union will return the favor of Seattle hosting their first game by hosting the Sounders at the first game at the new Union stadium on Sunday, June 27th. Ten of the first twelve games of the season will be away. Union president Tom Veit told the Daily News, “We […]

MLS / Union

2010 Union schedule released

Major League Soccer released the 2010 schedule today. You can print the full schedule for the Union here. Below is the schedule for the Union. There sure are an awful lot of away games in the beginning of the season, with only three of the first twelve at home. Thursday […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

The 2010 MLS schedule will be released at 2pm today. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! With echoes of the ongoing John Terry affair (pun slightly intended, see below), former USA coach Steve Sampson admits he dropped John Harkes from the USA squad two months before the 1998 World Cup […]

USL

City Islanders Re-Sign 5, Fisher Retires, Schedule Announced

A little over a month before the Harrisburg City Islanders open camp on March 15th, the team is beginning to take shape. We already know that standout attacker Tiyi Shipalane will not be returning to the Isles as his contract was purchased by D.C. United. Now add to that news […]

Union

Union friendly set for Feb. 6

Philadelphia Union will play UNC Wilmington’s soccer team in Greensboro, N.C. on Feb. 6 in what’s set to be the team’s first friendly. For more details, check out the university’s announcement. UNC Wilmington won the Colonial Athletic Conference last year and is led by All-American Indy Smith. The Union are […]

US National Team Updates
USMNT

US National Team Updates

Eddie Johnson and Freddy Adu at Aris Thessaloniki Eddie Johnson was able to score off a well weighted Freddy Adu long pass after both had come as substitutes late in the game for Aris Thessaloniki in Greece. This bodes well for both players. In addition the team was not able […]

Union start camp in N.C., other news of the day
Daily news roundups

Union start camp in N.C., other news of the day

Philadelphia Union started spring training in Greensboro, N.C. on Monday.┬áCheck out these photos, courtesy of the Carolina Dynamo. The Union’s Alejandro Moreno nearly scored for Venezuela in a scoreless draw today against Japan. More on Philadelphia Union’s stadium rights deal, which still isn’t official. News from the rivals: D.C. United […]

That was a 4-6-0 formation
English Premier League / Manchester United

That was a 4-6-0 formation

The traditional footy formation is a 4-4-2: Four fullbacks, four midfielders, and two prima donnas strikers (the goalie excluded because, barring schizophrenia, he will always be a 1). The more counterattacking-inclined team may use a 4-3-3 while a possession-based squad often takes the pitch in a 4-5-1. There are endless […]