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MLS / Union

The Union – Behind the Bench

With the addition of Goalkeeping Coach Rob Vartughian on December 17th, the Philadephia Union now has what many would consider to be a full coaching staff. This seems like an appropriate time to take a closer look at the men behind the bench. Piotr (Peter) Nowak – Head Coach – […]

Fan Culture

My Team of the Decade

The end of the decade brings with it a lot of really annoying end-of-the-decade lists.  Everyone from the Guardian to Soccernet to the guy from your indoor team is compiling their world football team of the decade.  While these carefully selected lists include some of the greatest players ever to […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

Some Christmas Eve soccer news for you: U.S. captain Carlos Bocanegra benched on his French team?  Soccer America says so after he sits out again. The Los Angeles Galaxy sign three Brazilians on loan, SI reports. The latest on the Red Bulls’ coaching search from The New York Times. DaMarcus […]

MLS / Union

White in talks with Union

Jeremiah White has been in contact with Philadelphia Union this week but is also considering moves elsewhere, Soccer365 reports. White, who played his high school ball in the Philadelphia area, has been tabbed as a potential starting winger for the Union should he move to Major League Soccer. He parted […]

English Premier League

The Grinch that runs Spurs?

Not the freshest of news, but certainly timely for the holidays: The North London football faithful were debating Harry Redknapp’s angry reaction to news that Robbie Keane and the boys had flown to Dublin for a holiday party after Redknapp had expressly forbidden such jaunts. Why so down on celebrations? […]

Soccer news roundup
Daily news roundups

Soccer news roundup

Some soccer news worth reading: The Portland Timbers unveil plans for renovating a minor league baseball stadium for use by their 2011 Major League Soccer expansion team. The USL team already plays in the stadium. The expansion would add seats, but it might also bring turf. MLS confirms seven Generation […]

The old onion bag: Animal sacrifice proposed at World Cup stadiums, Premier League manager caught leaving a brothel
Daily news roundups / England / English Premier League / World Cup - International

The old onion bag: Animal sacrifice proposed at World Cup stadiums, Premier League manager caught leaving a brothel

Animal Sacrifice Proposed At World Cup Stadiums The Makhonya Royal Trust, which promotes traditional South African cultures, has called upon FIFA to allow the ritual slaughter of a “beast” at each of the Daisy and Buttercup await FIFA’s decision. World Cup stadiums before the start of the tournament. The South […]

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=] Top Ten (from previous post) [youtube=]


Happy Christmas from the Union