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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

Three local college prospects hope to make it to MLS

Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 4:19 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Three products of local universities are contenders to be selected in this year’s Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Penn’s Christian Barreiro, Princeton’s Antoine Hoppenot and Delaware’s Evans Frimpong will all be hoping to hear their names called when the draft... Read more

Video: Roundtable discussion on the Union's draft picks

Saturday, January 15, 2011, 8:57 PM
After Thursday's MLS SuperDraft, the Union and its large contingent traveling fans headed up the street to a nearby bar to celebrate. The event included a roundtable discussion about the club's picks, which you can watch below. The discussion was moderated by Union TV play-by-play announcer J.P. Dellacamera... Read more

High expectations for Independence draft picks

Saturday, January 15, 2011, 12:30 AM
High expectations for Independence draft picks It's okay if you hadn't heard of any of the seven players the Philadelphia Independence picked in the WPS Draft prior to yesterday. To most outside observers, there were only two really big names in the pool: U.S. national team forward Alex Morgan and Mac... Read more

Live blog: 2011 Women's Professional Soccer Draft

Friday, January 14, 2011, 1:52 PM
BALTIMORE - With their first pick in the 2011 Women's Professional Soccer Draft, the Philadelphia Independence selected a hometown girl. Paul Riley and his staff chose Virginia midfielder Sinead Farrelly, a Haverford, Pa., native and Haverford High School alumnus. Farrelly was a semifinalist for the... Read more

Union could face another controversy in net

Friday, January 14, 2011, 10:19 AM
Zac MacMath, the Union's first-round SuperDraft pick, on stage after the selection was announced. (Jonathan Tannenwald/ BALTIMORE - When the time came for the Philadelphia Union to make their first-round MLS SuperDraft pick yesterday, there were a lot of quality players to choose from... Read more

Sound tracks: 2011 NSCAA Convention interviews

Friday, January 14, 2011, 8:24 AM
One of the really great things about being at the NSCAA Convention is that it brings together people who represent many different parts of the American soccer landscape. If you are relatively new to American soccer, then the names Earnie Stewart, Claudio Reyna and April Heinrichs might not mean much... Read more

Sound tracks: 2011 MLS SuperDraft interviews

Friday, January 14, 2011, 2:45 AM
In addition to the video interviews from the SuperDraft that I've posted on the blog, I recorded audio interviews with a number of other coaches and executives who were present yesterday In the player below you can hear from: - Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber - Red Bull New York manager... Read more

Video: Peter Nowak exclusive interview

Friday, January 14, 2011, 2:45 AM
After the Philadelphia Union made their picks in yesterday's SuperDraft, I got an exclusive iterview with manager Peter Nowak. We discussed what Zac MacMath and Michael Farfan can bring to the Union, as well as what the future of the draft could be as Major League Soccer's player development system... Read more
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