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The Philadelphia Union will play the New York Red Bulls in their first MLS Play-in match for the US Open Cup. The match will take place on a still to be determined date in April. The Union will have to win three consecutive matches to reach the round of 16. A description of the Play-in format, which is for unseeded MLS teams, can be found here.

The Philadelphia Union announced yesterday that the away game with the San Jose Earthquakes originally scheduled for Saturday, September 18 has been moved to Wednesday, September 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

JT Noone

The Daily News looks at how Union trialist and former Temple All-American JT Noone is impressing the Union, picks the brain of Fred and has some more to say about Noone.

The Offside Rules has a funny video by Jeff Dryer about “The Meast” – half man, half cheetah – the Union’s own Michael Orozco.

The Union’s manager Peter Nowak players Shea Salinas and Chris Seitzwill will be at Dick’s Sporting Goods Brandywine Store from 1:00pm-3:00pm this Sunday for autographs and photos.

The Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association Workshop will be held on Saturday at the United Sports Training Center in Downingtown, PA, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can save money by registering before hand at the EPYSA website.

MLS commissioner Don Garber wants English Premier League clubs to buy or invest in MLS teams. Yikes.

Stuart Holden’s injury, US women win Algarve Cup, 90,000 at the Rose Bowl for Mexico v New Zealand, and Tevez says Terry would be dead after the jump (more…)


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On Tuesday I posted a timeline describing the development of the USL  since its origins as an indoor soccer league in 1986, through its absorption of other professional leagues in the 199os and its eventual (incidental?) purchase by Nike in 2008. Creating the time-line was made easier thanks to the hard work already done by Inside Minnesota Soccer and The Kartik Report. The time-line concluded with the sale of the league to NuRock Soccer Holdings at the end of August, 2009. I continue with developments in October, 2009 when things become even more interesting.

  • October 3: Inside Minnesota Soccer (IMNS) reports that five USL-1 teams – Minnesota Thunder, Carolina RailHawks, Miami FC Blues, Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact – have not paid the required yearly USL franchise fee. The USL reacts by voiding player contracts.
  • October 5: Brian Wellman, president of the Carolina RailHawks, describes the recent actions of the USL as “unfortunate and unnecessary” . Wellman is elsewhere quoted as saying that such a move “only hurts the players, confuses the fans, alerts the media and worries the sponsors.” (more…)

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