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 that other moves are coming.
Elsewhere on the MLS transaction wire, former Union midfielder Fred is back with his first MLS club. New England, which selected the Brazilian in the second stage of the Re-Entry Draft, traded his rights to D.C. United for a second-round pick in the 2013 SuperDraft.
On the heels of Major League Soccer's announcement of a one-year extension to its television deal with Fox Soccer Channel, the Union announced that a few games have been rescheduled so they can be nationally broadcast. In addition, two time changes were made for games airing nationally in Canada on TSN.
The most significant adjustment for Union fans is the home game against Colorado. It has been moved from a Saturday to a Friday.
The following seven games have been rescheduled. All times are Eastern:
Friday, May 6: at Portland, 10:00 p.m. on FSC (changed from Saturday, May 7)
Saturday, May 28: at Toronto FC, 12:30 p.m. on TSN (changed from 7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, June 18: at Vancouver Whitecaps, 10:00 p.m. on TSN (changed from 7:00 p.m.)
Saturday, July 2: at D.C. United, 7:00 p.m. on FSC (changed from 7:30 p.m.)
Friday, July 29: vs. Colorado Rapids, 7:30 p.m. on FSC (changed from Saturday, July 30)
Friday, September 23: at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. on FSC (changed from Saturday, September 24)
Saturday, September 15: vs. Toronto FC, 4:00 p.m. on TSN (changed from 7:30 p.m.)
Here is the full schedule of games that will air on Fox Soccer Channel. As was the case last year, Union games on the channel will not be simulcast locally. So if you don't get FSC in your cable or satellite package, you might have to do something about that.
Saturday, March 19: Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 25: Seattle Sounders vs. Houston Dynamo, 10:00 p.m.
Friday, April 1: Columbus Crew vs. FC Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 8: FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids, 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 16: Toronto FC vs. D.C. United. 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 22: Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 23: Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Portland Timbers, 11:00 p.m.
Friday, April 29: Houston Dynamo vs. D.C. United, 8:30 p.m.
Friday, May 6: Portland Timbers vs. Philadelphia Union, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday May 14: Real Salt Lake vs. Houston Dynamo, 9:00 p.m.
Friday, June 3: Los Angeles Galaxy vs. D.C. United, 11:00 p.m.
Friday, June 10: New York Red Bulls vs. New England Revolution, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 11: Seattle Sounders vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, 10:00 p.m.
Friday, June 17: Sporting Kansas City vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 25: San Jose Earthquakes vs. Los Angeles Galaxy, 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 2: D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 9: Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Chicago Fire, 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 16: Seattle Sounders FC vs. Colorado Rapids, 4:00 p.m.
Friday, July 29: Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 30: Vancouver Whitecaps vs. LA Galaxy, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 5: Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 13: Sporting Kansas City vs. Los Angeles Galaxy, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 20: Portland Timbers vs. Vancouver Whitecaps, 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27: Chivas USA vs. Real Salt Lake, 10:30 p.m.
Friday, September 9: Los Angeles Galaxy vs. Colorado Rapids, 11:00 p.m.
Friday, September 16: Portland Timbers vs. New England Revolution, 11:00 p.m.
Friday, September 23: Sporting Kansas City vs. Philadelphia Union, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 1: Toronto FC vs. New York Red Bulls, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 15: Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes, 10:30 p.m.