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Archive: January, 2012

Sébastien Le Toux surprised by trade to Vancouver Whitecaps

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 6:48 PM
Sébastien Le Toux spoke with the Vancouver media late Monday afternoon' and a few Philadelphia reporters were in on the conference call. He also made an appearance on Vancouver’s TEAM 1410 radio station' for an interview with Whitecaps play-by-play voice Peter Schaad. What follows is... Read more

Union manager Peter Nowak on Sébastien Le Toux trade: 'It's not about one player'

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 3:12 PM
Union manager Peter Nowak spoke with reporters about the Sébastien Le Toux trade and the club's other big moves on a conference call Tuesday afternoon. Here's a transcript: On whether trading Le Toux was specifically for money: Not really. It’s all about, as we always said, that we... Read more

WPS CEO, Atlanta Beat owner open up about league suspending operations

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 1:56 AM
I wanted to get to this yesterday, but there was far too much going on with the Union for me to have the time. Here are some transcribed highlights from a conference call held with Women's Professional Soccer CEO Jennifer O'Sullivan and Atlanta Beat CEO T. Fitz Johnson. There's a lot to digest here... Read more

Philadelphia Union not done making big moves yet

Monday, January 30, 2012, 7:31 PM
A guest post from Kerith Gabriel of the Daily News. Be sure to pick up tomorrow's papers for more coverage of all of today's big stories. When the January transfer window closes Tuesday, it won’t include an announcement that Union forward Sébastien Le Toux is leaving for Bolton —... Read more

Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón leaves Philadelphia Union

Monday, January 30, 2012, 3:47 PM
The Union and star goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón agreed to part ways today, upending what had been arguably the team's most secure position on the very first day of preseason training. There have been multiple reports in recent days out of Colombia that a deal was in place for Mondragón... Read more

Women's Professional Soccer cancels 2012 season

Monday, January 30, 2012, 1:17 PM
Barely 12 hours after the United States women's national team wrapped up an extremely successful Olympic qualifying campaign, the women's soccer world was sent reeling this afternoon by the news that Women's Professional Soccer has suspended operations. Here is the press release from the league: Women's... Read more

Don Garber: Major League Soccer has 'broken through' in Philadelphia

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 10:33 PM
Tuesday's MLS All-Star Game press conference at City Hall had plenty of pomp and circumstance. It also produced a few substantive quotes from league commissioner Don Garber. Here are some highlights. There's also a video below of a breakout interview that Garber did with reporters after his formal... Read more

MLS All-Star Game set for July 25

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 10:51 AM
Now it's officially official. The 2012 Major League Soccer All-Star Game will be played at PPL Park on Wednesday, July 25 at 8 p.m. It will be broadcast in the U.S. on ESPN2 and either Galavisión or Telefutura (that is to be determined), and in Canada on TSN and RDS. The game will continue the format... Read more

Philadelphia Union to host this year's Major League Soccer All-Star Game

Monday, January 23, 2012, 12:17 PM
You've heard the rumors, and you've heard the rumors get shot down. Perhaps you've read speculation across the internet today from people saying they think they know what the Union are going to announce tomorrow at 11 a.m. at City Hall. And when you went out for lunch you thought you heard a cat... Read more

Q&A with U.S. women's national team midfielder Lauren Cheney

Friday, January 20, 2012, 5:43 PM
With just a few hours to go before the United States women's national team's first Olympic qualifying match in Vancouver, I was able to get a few minutes of rising star midfielder Lauren Cheney's time. If you read Sports Illustrated, you probably saw the story in last week's magazine about the important... Read more
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