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Archive: July, 2012

Seattle Sounders forward Eddie Johnson basks in MLS All-Star game spotlight

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 7:55 PM
Since Eddie Johnson's return to Major League Soccer earlier this year, I have made no secret of my interest in tracking the former U.S. national team forward's progress in Seattle. I wrote about Johnson when I was in Seattle at the start of the season, and again when the Sounders hosted Freddy Adu... Read more

Vancouver Whitecaps defender Jay DeMerit ready to marshal MLS All-Stars' back line

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 5:25 PM
I know that many of you have followed Vancouver Whitecaps defender Jay DeMerit’s career for a while. If you haven’t, his story is pretty cool. A Wisconsin native who went to college at Illinois-Chicago, DeMerit was a relative unknown when he moved to England in the early 2000s to try to... Read more

Highlights from the Major League Soccer All-Star game pregame press conference

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 1:50 PM
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Philadelphia Union midfielder Michael Farfan added to Major League Soccer All-Star Game roster

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 11:51 AM
Major League Soccer announced Tuesday afternoon that Union midfielder Michael Farfan has been added to the game day roster for the MLS All-Star Team. This happened because Chelsea wanted to increase the number of available substitutions in the game, due in part to the weather and in part to wanting... Read more

Former Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak sues team for wrongful termination and unpaid severance money

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 3:49 AM
Updated at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday after talking to both sides' attorneys. Previously updated at 11:53 a.m. Tuesday with statements from the Union and Major League Soccer. This is very long and has a lot of legalese. You have been warned. Also, to be clear, all words that appear in italics below are direct... Read more

Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth says Freddy Adu 'will be ready for the next game'

Sunday, July 22, 2012, 2:35 AM
HARRISON, N.J. - The biggest talking point in the wake of the Union's 2-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls on Saturday had nothing to do with the game itself. Though in a way, it had everything to do with the game itself. That talking point, of course, was Freddy Adu's absence. His creative skills... Read more

Live updates: Philadelphia Union at New York Red Bulls

Saturday, July 21, 2012, 8:21 AM
Time: 2:30 p.m. EDT Venue: Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J. TV/Online/Radio: ESPN/ESPN3.com (Adrian Healey and Taylor Twellman, with Max Bretos and Alexi Lalas in the studio); WIP 610-AM (Tony Limarzi and Peter Pappas) HARRISON, N.J. - Freddy Adu is out of the Philadelphia Union's lineup for today's... Read more

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber: "As long as I’m commissioner, we’re going to have an All-Star Game"

Friday, July 20, 2012, 6:20 PM
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber was in town Friday afternoon for a promotional event to kick off the countdown to next Wednesday's All-Star Game at PPL Park. The centerpiece of the event was a bunch of kids kicking soccer balls en masse down the steps in front of the Philadelphia Museum... Read more

Players to watch at MLS All-Star Game

Friday, July 20, 2012, 1:49 PM
MLS has released its 18-man roster for the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game vs. Chelsea. Who are the players to watch for? CineSport's Tara Petrolino and Philly.com's Jonathan Tannenwald discuss. Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Thursday, July 19, 2012, 11:45 PM
It's time for your quadrennial reminder that the Summer Olympics don't actually start with the Opening Ceremonies. They begin with the soccer tournament's first game on Wednesday, July 25 - two days before the flame is lit in London on Friday, July 27. It so happens that July 25 is also the day of... Read more
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