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Archive: January, 2012

Philadelphia Independence brass talk about the uncertainty surrounding Women's Professional Soccer

Friday, January 13, 2012, 2:12 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On the eve of the Women's Professional Soccer draft, I spent quite a bit of time talking with Philadelphia Independence owner David Halstead and head coach Paul Riley. Most of those quotes didn't make it into my story in this morning's Inquirer. So I thought I'd provide a transcript... Read more

Union assistant coach John Hackworth talks about the team's 2012 SuperDraft picks

Friday, January 13, 2012, 2:57 AM
Just before the Union’s coaching staff left for the airport, I caught up with Union assistant John Hackworth to discuss the club’s two second-round draft picks. Hackworth has personally scouted Creighton midfielder Greg Jordan and West Virginia midfielder Raymon Gaddis, so he was well-equipped... Read more

Video: Philadelphia Union draft pick Raymon Gaddis

Friday, January 13, 2012, 2:47 AM
West Virginia defender Raymon Gaddis talks about being selected by the Philadelphia Union in the second round of the 2012 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Read more

Video: Philadelphia Union draft pick Chandler Hoffman

Friday, January 13, 2012, 2:45 AM
UCLA forward Chandler Hoffman talks about being selected by the Philadelphia Union in the first round of the 2012 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Apologies for the shaky footage at the start. I was getting bumped around a bit as the group of reporters got positioned in the interview area. Read more

Video: Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak talks about drafting Chandler Hoffman

Friday, January 13, 2012, 2:43 AM
Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak talks about the team's selection of UCLA forward Chandler Hoffman with its first-round pick in the 2012 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Read more

Video: MLS SuperDraft No. 1 pick Andrew Wenger

Friday, January 13, 2012, 2:41 AM
Lititz, Pa., native Andrew Wenger talks about being the top overall pick in the 2012 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. He was selected by the expansion Montréal Impact. Read more

Q&A with Montréal Impact manager and Princeton alum Jesse Marsch

Friday, January 13, 2012, 2:33 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jesse Marsch was very much a man in demand at the Major League Soccer SuperDraft. As the head coach of MLS’ newest team, the Montréal Impact, Marsch held the top overall pick in the draft. He used it on Lititz, Pa., native Andrew Wenger, a defender/midfielder from Duke... Read more

Q&A with Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber

Friday, January 13, 2012, 1:29 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber met with the media during the intermission between the two rounds of Thursday’s SuperDraft. Among the subjects discussed were the progress of another expansion team; the lack of progress on D.C. United’s stadium; and a certain... Read more

Live coverage of the 2012 Major League Soccer SuperDraft

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 10:57 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Greetings from the big show. It may be of diminishing importance for the league, but the Major League Soccer SuperDraft still carries a sense of occasion and spectacle. It also doesn't hurt that MLS gets two hours of TV time on ESPN2 in the middle of January. What matters most... Read more

Willingboro native Peter Vermes has the soccer world on his doorstep

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 12:53 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - I know that many of you already know a thing or two about Sporting Kansas City coach Peter Vermes. For some of you, one of those things might be that he’s a native of Willingboro, N.J., and still has the accent to prove it. This week, the soccer world has come to his new home... Read more
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