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Archive: February, 2011

MLS unveils 2011 playoff structure

Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 4:09 PM
Major League Soccer announced the structure for the 2011 playoffs today. Ten of the league's 19 teams will qualify. The playoff bracket will work as follows: - Automatic berths will go to the top three finishers in each conference (six teams total), based on regular season points - The next best... Read more

What should the Union's starting lineup be?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 7:04 AM
It took a while to get done, but now the Carlos Ruiz signing is finally complete. With their new star striker on board, the Union will fly across the Atlantic Ocean tonight for two and a half weeks of training in Greece. When the club gets back to the United States, there will be just nine days until... Read more

Source: Union's deal with Carlos Ruiz is done

Sunday, February 20, 2011, 8:35 PM
The Philadelphia Union will announce this week that they have signed Guatemalan striker Carlos Ruiz, a source with direct knowledge of the deal told me this evening. I've been told that Ruiz has been training with the Union, although I was not told exactly when that started. The Union left their preseason... Read more

Union trade Jacobson, reschedule games for TV

Friday, February 18, 2011, 2:22 PM
Breaking news: The Union announced today that they have traded midfielder Andrew Jacobson to FC Dallas for a second-round pick in the 2013 SuperDraft. That doesn't seem like much value to me, given Jacobson's versatility and significant impact on the field last season. But it may be an indication... Read more

Independence release 2011 schedule

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 11:48 AM
Women's Professional Soccer announced the 2011 fixture list for its six clubs today, and there were a few newsworthy items that came from that. The first item is that the league will not play any games during the group stage of the Women's World Cup, a two-week stretch running from June 25 to July... Read more

Union sign striker Agorsor

Monday, February 14, 2011, 5:33 PM
The Union won the rights to striker Chris Agorsor in a weighted lottery conducted by MLS this afternoon. Here's what I've been able to find out so far about the 21-year-old native of Severn, Md. (near Baltimore). Agorsor won both the Gatorade and NSCAA High School Player of the Year awards in 2008... Read more

Union to sign Carlos Ruiz?

Friday, February 11, 2011, 3:56 PM
No, not that Carlos Ruiz. This time, we're talking about one of the most prolific - and temperamental - goalscorers in Major League Soccer History. According to Guatemalan news organization Prensa Libre, Ruiz has agreed to a termination of his current contract with Greek club Aris Salonika, and reached... Read more

Union announce 2011 schedule

Thursday, February 10, 2011, 1:59 PM
Just 33 days before the opening game, Major League Soccer finally unveiled its 2011 fixture list today. The announcement was delayed for heaven knows how many reasons. Chief among them have been negotiations for a new TV deal with either Fox Soccer Channel or Versus, and the stadium construction situation... Read more

Nowak: Union's roster not set yet

Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 4:27 PM
Peter Nowak held a conference call with reporters this afternoon to give an update on the Union's training camp in Orlando. Since Cristian Arrieta was waived yesterday, I asked Nowak if the club had any plans to add a player and fill that roster spot. The Union are quite stringent about not discussing... Read more

Union schedule coming next week?

Thursday, February 3, 2011, 1:11 PM
We know that the Union's first game of the 2011 season will be March 19 at Houston. We know that the club's first home game will be a week later, on March 26, against Vancouver. But we don't know when the other fixtures in the 34-game schedule will be announced. It was exactly one year ago today... Read more
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Jonathan Tannenwald
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