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Archive: July, 2012

Philadelphia Union's Carlos Valdés named to Major League Soccer All-Star Team

Sunday, July 15, 2012, 5:00 PM
Philadelphia Union defender and captain Carlos Valdés has been named to the 18-player roster for the Major League Soccer All-Star game, which will take place at PPL Park on July 25. Valdés was selected to the squad by MLS commissioner Don Garber, who picks two players for the roster... Read more

Philadephia Union's Colombian connection delivers in 2-1 win over Montréal Impact

Sunday, July 15, 2012, 2:10 AM
Plenty of people who watch the Union on a regular basis have weighed in on forward Lionard Pajoy's lack of production with the team. But if it has been rare for Pajoy to score, it has been even rarer for Carlos Valdés to put the ball in the net. Of course that's in large part because Valdés... Read more

Live updates: Philadelphia Union vs. Montréal Impact

Saturday, July 14, 2012, 5:00 PM
Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV: The Comcast Network (J.P. Dellacamera and Bob Rigby) It seems appropriate that Major League Soccer's only French-speaking club is in town on Bastille Day. Follow along below for live game updates throughout the evening. There are a lot of changes... Read more

Catching up with Montréal Impact defender and Lancaster, Pa., native Zarek Valentin

Saturday, July 14, 2012, 12:43 AM
CORRECTION: I screwed up the intro to this. Valentin has been playing right back for the Impact, not left back. So while Tyson Wahl's departure affects him, it doesn't so so as much as I first thought. Apologies for not having done my homework. When I went out west for the opening weekend of the Major... Read more

Montréal Impact coach Jesse Marsch keeps calm amid a storm of player movement

Saturday, July 14, 2012, 12:29 AM
The Montréal Impact's debut season in Major League Soccer has been quite a roller-coaster. There have been record-breaking crowds at aging Olympic Stadium for games against Chicago and Los Angeles; and crowds in the low five digits at soccer-specific Saputo Stadium. There have been big wins... Read more

Former Philadelphia Union fan favorite Sébastien Le Toux traded from Vancouver Whitecaps to New York Red Bulls

Friday, July 13, 2012, 8:27 PM
Just when most Union fans had finally made peace with the departure of the most popular player in team history, they now find themselves having to watch Sébastien Le Toux in the jersey of their biggest rival. Le Toux was traded from the Vancouver Whitecaps to the New York Red Bulls Friday evening... Read more

Seven Hot Matches

Friday, July 13, 2012, 12:44 PM
Los Angeles Galaxy at Portland Timbers 11:00 p.m. Saturday (NBC Sports Network) In their first game since firing manager John Spencer, the Timbers will face a tough test from the resurgent Galaxy. Landon Donovan has brought the defending MLS Cup champions back to life, and in this game they’ll... Read more

David Beckham, Thierry Henry lead Major League Soccer All-Star Game First XI; Philadelphia Union shut out

Sunday, July 8, 2012, 4:07 PM
Major League Soccer has announced the first 11 players on the roster for its All-Star Game squad, which will face Chelsea at PPL Park on July 25 at 8:30 p.m. No Union players were recognized in the vote of fans and media that produced this list. Goalkeeper: Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting Kansas City) Defenders:... Read more

Philadelphia Union would only host U.S. Open Cup final if facing Chivas USA

Friday, July 6, 2012, 2:42 PM
The Union are two wins away from their first ever championship. But if they win the U.S. Open Cup, the chance of your being able to see it in person is very small. U.S. Soccer announced the potential hosting scenarios for the Cup final today, and only one of the four possible championship games would... Read more

Report: 76ers part-owners Erick Thohir and Jason Levien to invest in Major League Soccer's D.C. United

Friday, July 6, 2012, 11:09 AM's Marc Stein, who has connections in both the NBA and American soccer, is reporting that 76ers part-owners Erick Thohir and Jason Levien are on the verge of becoming part-owners of D.C. United. Pending approval from Major League Soccer headquarters, Thohir and Levien could join current United... Read more
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