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Archive: December, 2010

Ten goals to remember from 2010

Saturday, December 25, 2010, 12:09 AM
It has been a remarkable year for soccer in Philadelphia. The Union and the Independence played their inaugural seasons, and helped to build a fan base in our region that is among the most passionate in the nation. International clubs including Manchester United, Celtic and Chivas de Guadalajara came... Read more

Nowak discusses Union's finances, goalkeeping situation

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 4:51 PM
After the second stage of Major League Soccer's re-entry draft this afternoon, Union mananger Peter Nowak discused the day's events and a number of other subjects with reporters on a conference call. Here's a transcript of what Nowak said, Usually, I post transcripts in the chronological order of... Read more

Union lose Seitz and Fred, pass on Angel in re-entry draft

Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 2:00 PM
The Philadelphia Union lost veteran midfielder Fred and former starting goalkeeper Chris Seitz, and did not make any of its own selections in today's second round of the MLS Re-Entry Draft. The Re-Entry Draft allows players who are out of contract to move to new clubs and negotiate new deals. It... Read more

Union: 'There's no deal' for Colombian goalkeeper

Thursday, December 9, 2010, 1:35 PM
Union fans were set atwitter today by this report in the venerable German soccer magazine Kicker that the club has made a deal to sign Colombian national team goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon. But a spokesperson for the Union told me this afternoon that "there's no deal" to bring Mondragon, who... Read more

Union's Hackworth: 'I don't know that we're truly doing what's good for the game'

Friday, December 3, 2010, 9:34 AM
Philadelphia Union assistant coach John Hackworth has dealt with FIFA plenty of times in his career on the sidelines. From 2004 to 2007, he was in charge of the United States Under-17 National team, and from 2007 to 2009 he was an assistant coach to Bob Bradley with the senior national team. So I... Read more

U.S. Soccer chief: 'Alliances' related to 'odd vote patterns'

Thursday, December 2, 2010, 4:07 PM
I've written two other blog posts today that you should check out. My initial reaction to the World Cup announcement is here, and a running ticker with reactions from journalists and fans around the world is here. U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati, who chaired the United States' 2022 World... Read more

FIFA awards 2022 World Cup to Qatar

Thursday, December 2, 2010, 10:44 AM
FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, announced this morning that it has picked Qatar over the United States to host the 2022 World Cup. We should not be surprised. Given all of the reports we've seen and read over the last few weeks about corruption in the voting process, it became increasingly... Read more

Live updates: World Cup bid reactions

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 5:08 PM
Click here if you're on a mobile device. <a href="http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=8a37039e0b" mce_href="http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php/option=com_mobile/task=viewaltcast/altcast_code=8a37039e0b" >Live updates: World Cup bid... Read more
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