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Archive: November, 2011

Union ready to part with Miglioranzi; NBC Sports Group hires Arlo White

Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 2:03 PM
Philadelphia Union defender Stefani Miglioranzi and reserve goalkeeper Chase Harrison have been made available for the MLS Re-Entry Draft, the team announced Wednesday. The Re-Entry Draft sets the stage for a form of free agency. The rules are a bit complicated, as is explaining who is eligible, but... Read more

Union's 2012 home opener set for March 18

Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 1:21 PM
Major League Soccer has clearly learned that a good way to keep up interest during the offeseason is to release little bits of information at a time. Today we learned the dates of each team's home opener in the 2012 season. The Union will take to PPL Park for the first time next year on Sunday, March... Read more

Union lose Justin Mapp in MLS expansion draft, quickly sign a replacement

Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 3:06 PM
The Union have lost midfielder Justin Mapp to the Montréal Impact in today's expansion draft. But they quickly made up for Mapp's departure. In the waiver draft held immediately after the expansion draft, the Union acquired Tanzanian winger Nizar Khalfan from the Vancouver Whitecaps. More... Read more

Union announce list of players protected from expansion draft

Monday, November 21, 2011, 6:48 PM
The Philadelphia Union have announced the names of the players they have protected from the Montréal Impact's expansion draft. They are: GK Faryd Mondragón D Danny Califf D Gabriel Farfan D Carlos Valdés D Sheanon Williams M Brian Carroll M Keon Daniel M Michael Farfan M Roger... Read more

A $12 million goal wins the MLS Cup for the Los Angeles Galaxy

Monday, November 21, 2011, 2:38 AM
For those of you who spent last night watching the Eagles-Giants game instead of the MLS Cup final, I thought you might like to know this little tidbit about the Los Angeles Galaxy's 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo. The winning goal involved all three of the team's designated players: David Beckham... Read more

Major League Soccer announces changes to schedule and playoff structure

Sunday, November 20, 2011, 2:14 PM
As all eyes across Major League Soccer focus on the Home Depot Center for tonight's MLS Cup final, the league made a major announcement Sunday about how next season's schedule and playoff format will be structured. We already knew that the schedule will be unbalanced. Now we know a lot more details... Read more

MLS to have unbalanced schedule in 2012

Thursday, November 10, 2011, 2:21 PM
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber announced today that the league will have an unbalanced schedule in the 2012 season. "We will have a 34-game schedule. Therefore, it will be unbalanced," Garber said in his State of the League conference call today. With 19 teams in the league next year... Read more

Video: Peter Nowak reflects on the Union's season

Thursday, November 10, 2011, 3:30 AM
Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak spoke at the team's end-of-season press conference at PPL Park on Wednesday. (Video by Marc Narducci/The Philadelphia Inquirer) Read more

Video: Danny Califf reflects on the Union's season

Thursday, November 10, 2011, 3:29 AM
Philadelphia Union defender Danny Califf spoke at the team's end-of-season press conference at PPL Park on Wednesday. (Video by Marc Narducci/The Philadelphia Inquirer) Read more

MLS planning big changes for 2012 season?

Friday, November 4, 2011, 9:16 AM
With the Union’s season now over, it’s time for us to start looking towards next year. Yes, the playoffs are still going on, but rumors are flying of a change to Major League Soccer’s schedule for 2012 that could have an enormous impact on the Union and its fans. Peter Schaad, the... Read more
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