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Archive: May, 2011

Inside the Union's payroll

Monday, May 9, 2011, 2:31 PM
I also wrote today about the unveiling of the U.S. national team roster for the Women's World Cup. Click here to read that post. If you're really interested in MLS salary numbers, I put together a searchable, sortable spreadsheet with every player in the league that you can download here. The Major... Read more

Nowak rues missed opportunities in Union loss

Saturday, May 7, 2011, 5:21 AM
The Timbers Army celebrates after the final whistle of the Timbers' 1-0 win over the Union at Jeld-Wen Field last night. (Jonathan Tannenwald/Philly.com) PORTLAND, Ore. - If I had offered you before the game the possibility that a Union squad with a starting back line of Michael Farfan, Carlos Valdés... Read more

Game 7: Philadelphia Union at Portland Timbers

Friday, May 6, 2011, 10:19 PM
Time: 10:30 p.m. EDT Venue: Jeld-Wen Field, Portland, Ore. TV: Fox Soccer Channel (J.P. Dellacamera, Kyle Martino and Brian Dunseth, with Eric Wynalda and Christopher Sullivan in the on-site studio set) Danny Califf is out due to illness and Jordan Harvey is out due to suspension. So... Starting... Read more

Welcome back to Soccer City, U.S.A.

Friday, May 6, 2011, 12:42 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. - At first, Gavin Wilkinson didn’t want to admit it. But after a few minutes, the Portland Timbers’ general manager and technical director let slip a home truth about the city whose soccer team he oversees. “Portland does have a strange culture,” the New Zealand... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 3:54 PM
Here are your player ratings from Saturday's game. Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón: 8.07 - "I don't want to overstate how awesome Mondragón is, so I'll simply observe that he celebrated the win by proceeding to go out and kill Osama bin Laden." (Fake Peter Nowak) Defenders Danny Califf:... Read more

The refereeing problem in MLS

Monday, May 2, 2011, 2:55 PM
I don't think it's a stretch to say that Major League Soccer has a problem with its referees at the moment. It is not just a Major League Soccer problem, of course. Referees in this country are trained by the United States Soccer Federation - and let's make that very clear, because if you get upset... Read more
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