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The Union lost their first game against MLS opposition 0-2 on Sunday night in Tampa.

Not so bad when you consider that Alejandro Moreno, Danny Califf and Michael Orozco were issued red cards.

The first FC Dallas goal came after only 10 minutes when Dax McCarty beat Chris Seitz after a trip down the right sideline.

A free kick by David Ferreira in the 76th minute was headed in by Ruben Luna.

While details are sparse at the time of writing about the red cards, the best Union scoring chance happened just before half time when Stefani Miglioranzi passed the ball to Roger Torres at  the top of the box. Torres then delivered the ball through the Dallas defense to Sebastien Le Toux. One-on-one with Dallas keeper Kevin Hartman, Le Toux sent the ball over the crossbar.

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Chester Mayor Wendell Butler gave his State of the City address, which you can read here. Obviously, there’s plenty referring to Philadelphia Union.

Soccer America dives a little deeper into the PR spin jobs slipping out of Major League Soccer’s labor dispute. Soccer 365 looks at the Kevin Hartman situation in Kansas City, currently the poster child for the issues at stake in the labor dispute. Meanwhile, Goal.com’s Andrea Canales looks at “the real losers” of the MLS labor dispute. Guess what: We’re among them, Union fans.

Kansas City won the rights to U-17 midfielder Luis Gil in a lottery Monday. Expect him to be traded to a western team, as his contract apparently has special consideration allowing for that, according to the Wizards’ team blog.

The Ashley Cole train wreck continues in the wake of his latest sex scandal. Is this the first MLS-related sex scandal? (Or does John Harkes get that honor?) His sleepover party took place in Seattle while Chelsea was visiting for a friendly against the Sounders. Let’s not underrate this. Maybe this means MLS has finally hit the big time! (Or maybe not.)

More European soccer news after the jump.

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Want to see a bunch of videos from Philadelphia Union’s 5-0 win over the University of North Carolina? Check this out, courtesy of a Union fan who was at the game with the Sons of Ben.

A Philadelphia Daily News columnist advises MLS clubs not to be like Portsmouth. Sound advice.

Another U.S. national team player injured. This time it’s Benny Feilhaber, who’s out for at least two weeks with an ankle injury.   Midfielder Jermaine Jones is likely out for the World Cup despite improving somewhat, and Charlie Davies may be too.

Keith Hickey was at the Union-UNC game and has some observations at Match Fit USA. (If you haven’t checked out Match Fit USA, you should. It’s one of the best domestic soccer blogs.)

Champions League matches today! AC Milan vs. Manchester United and Lyon vs. Real Madrid.  Also, Everton takes on Sporting Clube de Portugal in Europa League.

More MLS and foreign news after the jump.

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1 down, 10 to go: Landycakes hands Ashley Cole a beatdown.

MLS officials and players agreed to extend collective bargaining negotiations until Feb. 25 due to massive snowfall.

Can Union manager Peter Nowak match Sigi Schmid and Bob Bradley for best expansion team results? Soccer America asks the question all Union fans want to know. Naturally, they don’t really answer it.

The Daily News has a story on Union defender Michael Orozco.

The National Soccer Hall of Fame is closing in Oneonta, N.Y.

Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole is out three months after Landon Donovan broke his ankle. The Washington Post rounds up English scribes’ praise for Donovan’s excellent play in Everton’s win over Chelsea.

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