The Philly Soccer Page Archives for January 2010

City Islanders-Union open tryout

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The Harrisburg City Islanders and Philadelphia Union will be holding an open tryout Monday, December 20, through Tuesday, December 21.

The tryout will take place at In the Net Sports Complex in Palmyra, PA.

Trialists must pay an $89 registration fee. The fee will be processed only if your application is accepted.

Injuries made Salinas “expendable,” more news

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This piece from the Union's website says injuries made Shea Salinas "expendable."

In case you missed it, after selecting him in the Expansion Draft, the Vancouver Whitecaps traded Alejandro Moreno to Chivas USA. Moreno says he's happy to be moving back to the area where he began his MLS career.

Rodriguez goal assures USWNT World Cup spot

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Amy Rodriguez scored in the 40th minute against Italy on Saturday to give the USWNT a ticket to the 2012 World Cup.

The Philadelphia Independence forward slid in to finish a shot from Megan Rapinoe that the Italian keeper stopped but couldn't control.

"It was a jumble in front of the net," Rodriguez said.

Season review: Jack McInerney

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John "Jack" McInerney was an up-and-coming teenage talent in the fall of 2009. Signing a Generation Adidas contract coming out of high school in Florida, the US U-15 and U-17 star entered the 2010 MLS Superdraft at 17-years-old and was the youngest player selected. The Philadelphia Union nabbed him with the 7th overall pick, to the surprise of many analysts, and he quickly joined a cadre of teenage talent that the Union amassed during its expansion season including Amobi Okugo, Danny Mwanga, and Roger Torres.

Colombian Keeper Mondragon to Philly?

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Reports today in the New York Post have furthered speculation about the potential MLS signing of Colombian International Faryd Mondragon. The 39 year old FC Köln keeper was rumored to be on his way to MLS this past summer, but has again shown interest in coming to the states. Some reports have even suggested that he was at MLS HQ in New York recently and can be considered as a likely signing this winter.

Season Review: Michael Orozco Fiscal

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Editor's note: PSP is running season reviews for each Philadelphia Union player one per weekday for the next few weeks. You can read all the reviews here.

"ATTACK!!!!!!!!!!!!" (Photo: Paul Rudderow)

When the Union secured a loan deal for Michael Orozco Fiscal to bring the US international to Philadelphia, the move seemed a wise attempt to solidify a center back pairing that could grow and mature along with the franchise.

Philadelphia’s first footballers

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Episkyros

Before soccer there was football. Lots of different kinds of football, many of which also involved handling the ball: Episkyros in ancient Greece; Harpastum in Rome; Zhu Qiu in China; Sepak Raga on the Malay Peninsula, Kemari in Japan, Calcio in Italy (which was revived by Mussolini), not too mention the various kinds of folk football that could be found throughout the Celtic world, some of which survive as the Shrovetide games of Britain.

Bon voyage, Shea Salinas & Alejandro Moreno

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Philadelphia Union just lost their most exciting player.

They then turned around and protected Chris Seitz.

The whole "In Nowak We Trust" thing could take a hit after today.

Few teams have shown the skill in personnel moves that the Union have shown in this, their first season.

Union lose Salinas, Moreno

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Editor's note: Refresh your page during the draft. We are updating the picks as they are announced.

Shea Salinas was picked by Vancouver in the fourth round of the MLS Expansion Draft. Chris Seitz was protected after Salinas was picked. Alejandro Moreno was picked by Vancouver in the seventh round.

Best soccer memories of 2010

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This year was a big year for soccer in Philadelphia. It was the first year of our professional teams. We hosted international friendlies here. And we saw a World Cup run like few others. That means a lot of cool, unique memories.

We polled PSP's contributors for their best soccer memories of the year.

Season review: Jordan Harvey

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When you ask the Philadelphia Union's veteran leaders what the team needs to do to excel next season, they say one word: Consistency.

Danny Califf: "Consistency."

Alejandro Moreno: "Consistency."

And if there is one player who embodies that characteristic it is defender Jordan Harvey.

Expansion Draft news roundup and more

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Today's Expansion Draft Timeline
  • 2 p.m.: Expansion draft takes place. MLS releases the names of players chosen.
  • 2:30 p.m.: MLS issues a list of players waived by teams and eligible for a subsequent waiver draft.
  • 3:30 p.m.: Waiver draft takes place.

For some mock drafts, check out:

  • Goal.

Expansion draft shock

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Somehow, you had to expect that either Shea Salinas or Andrew Jacobson would end up unprotected, no matter how much you wanted to keep them.

But both of them? Because of a trade for yet another holding midfielder? Yeah, didn't see that one coming.

Philadelphia Union's trade for defensive midfielder Brian Carroll made Jacobson expendable, so the player some (I) view as the team's most underrated player could be moving on in Wednesday's expansion draft.

The Union’s Protected/Unprotected List

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Today's trade and Expansion Draft news is coming in unpredictable bursts and we'll have a more reflective piece up tomorrow morning. This is what is known so far:

At around 5:35pm, the Union announced via Twitter that they have acquired defensive midfielder Brian Carroll from Columbus Crew.

Cup Results – 11/21/2010

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21 November 2010

PA Open Cup Semifinal

Phoenix SC   9  –  0  Quakertown United

Phoenix- Danny Murtagh (3), Fre Kamara (2), Scott Rowling, Birgis Anusauskas, Jimmy Suevo, Tom McNeil, gk-Tony Pratico

Spirit United Elite  1  –   1  UGH Majors   (Spirit Utd advances 5-3 on penalty kicks)

Spirit-Andrew Kummerer, gk-Colin Connelly

The winner of the Pennsylvania Open Cup will advance to regional competition in the Spring 2011.

United Soccer League Results – 11/21/2010

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21 November 2010

Men's Major Division   (Standings)

Ukrainian Nationals  1  –  1  Danubia Gunners

All other matches postponed due to Open Cup Semifinal play.


Women's Major Division (Standings)

Phoenix United  2 0  UGH Fury

VEÂ Â 3 0Â Â UGH Dragons

Morgan, USWNT top Italy in first playoff

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It took until just seconds before the final whistle, but the US defeated Italy 1–0 today in the first leg of the 2011 Women's World Cup qualification playoff series.

Goal scorer Alex Morgan, the youngest player on the US team, came on in the 85th minute to replace Amy Rodriguez of the Philadelphia Independence.

State Cups Schedule – 11/21/2010

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21 November 2010

Open Cup Semifinals (Home team listed first / All matches start 2:00 pm)

Phoenix SC / Quakertown United

Phoenix Sport Club, Bristol Road just west of Buck Road, Feasterville PA

UGH Majors / Spirit United Elite

UGH Club, 4666 E Bristol Road, Oakford PA 19053

Big question answered soon, more news

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Union

The only thing Union supporter's are thinking about is who will be on the protected list, due to be submitted to the league at 2pm today. Is this piece on Kyle Nakazawa another message from the Union about who will be protected?

A brief trade window opens today from 9am until 1pm. The league will release the list of players available in the Expansion Draft at 5pm.

A look back at US-South Africa

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Bob Bradley trotted out a number of new young players and a few older fringe players for the national team this past Wednesday. Bradley took the Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup as a chance to test out all of the players he called except for the Celtic reserve goalie, Dominic Cervi. Without recapping the game, the 1-0 win was fairly significant.

The Union’s next few days

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Beginning Monday morning, you could see some player personnel movement for Philadelphia Union. Teams must provide their expansion draft protected lists to Major League Soccer's league office by 2 p.m. on Monday in advance of Wednesday's draft.

But there's more than that going on related to player movement.

Zach in Germany, Union academy structure announce

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Cover Photo: Paul Rudderow

Union

The Union, along with its youth development partner YSC, will unveil its academy structure for youth players aged 8–18 on Tuesday, November 23, at 6:30pm at YSC's brand new state-of-the-art facility in Wayne. According to the press release on the Union's website, "The Union/YSC Model is unlike any youth soccer development program in the United States, providing free training and competition opportunities for elite youth players under a "club-neutral" format.

Best soccer memories of 2010

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This year was a big year for soccer in Philadelphia. It was the first year of our professional teams. We hosted international friendlies here. And we saw a World Cup run like few others. That means a lot of cool, unique memories.

We polled PSP's contributors for their best soccer memories of the year.

Best soccer memories of 2010

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This year was a big year for soccer in Philadelphia. It was the first year of our professional teams. We hosted international friendlies here. And we saw a World Cup run like few others. That means a lot of cool, unique memories.

We polled PSP's contributors for their best soccer memories of the year.

Agudelo goal for US win, more news

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Union

Shea Salinas' goal finished third in the Goal of the Year vote.

No Union players are on the just released list of Generation Adidas graduates.

Local

Penn hosts Bucknell tonight in the first round of the NCAA championship. Princeton hosts University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Season Review: Justin Mapp

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Editor's note: PSP is running season reviews for each Philadelphia Union player one per weekday for the next few weeks. You can read all the reviews here.

Preparing to kick with his left. (Photo: Paul Rudderow)

When Justin Mapp was acquired from Chicago on July 26, it was to fill an immediate and pressing need.

KYW’s Philly Soccer Show

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KYW's Philly Soccer Show plays host to a round table of local soccer observers on this week's show. Co-hosts Greg Orlandini and Dan Walsh are joined by PSP contributors Adam Cann and Mike Servedio to talk a host of topics, including:

  • The upcoming MLS expansion draft and who Philadelphia Union could protect or lose;
  • The future of Women's Professional Soccer in Philadelphia and elsewhere;
  • The upcoming MLS Cup;
  • Liverpool's new ownership and what we know from American sports that could pioneer some changes in English soccer;
  • plenty more.

Finding the Union a keeper

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John Hackworth has mentioned as much.

You, the fan, have wondered as much.

Will we be looking at a different starting keeper for the Union in March? Possible. Maybe even probable.

Who will that be? Tough to tell. If the Union go international to find a keeper, the list could be a mile long.

Salinas to be protected? More news

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Cover photo: Paul Rudderow

Union

Could the fact that the Union posted a story on their website on Sunday about Shea Salinas entitled "Salinas Comfortable in Philadelphia" mean that the PSP favorite will be protected in the expansion draft? Let us hope so.

With Danny Mwanga eligible to be selected by either the US or Congo, speculation as to which team he will choose to play for is a recurring question in any piece about his future.

Philly hater signs in England, other news

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Union/MLS

In case you missed it, the Sons of Ben are hosting a charity event to Help Kick Hunger. They've raised a lot of money and collected a lot of food in the past to help out some people in need, so if you can, get involved. Here's the info. Philadelphia Union players will be at the Dec.

Season review: Shea Salinas

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Editor's note: PSP is running season reviews for each Philadelphia Union player one per weekday for the next few weeks. You can read all the reviews here.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Shea Salinas had a season that was just a tad bit up and down. At its highs, he looked like he could be one of Major League Soccer's best players.

We applaud you, the fans

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It has been an incredible year of soccer in Philadelphia. Over the next few weeks, we'll be taking a look back over 2010, the year soccer came home to Philly, as seen through the lenses of the PSP photographers—Daniel Gajdamowicz, Paul Rudderow and Nicolae Stoian.

PSP’s 2010 awards

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One year ago today, the Philly Soccer Page went live. When we launched this site, we had no idea what it would become. We didn't know if anyone would read it or, more importantly, if anyone would regularly write it. We never expected great or any photographers. We sure didn't predict a weekly podcast produced in partnership with the city's CBS radio affiliate.

Le Toux named in MLS Best XI, more news

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Union

Want to know how cool Le Toux is? He is named to league's Best XI, and his ultimate thoughts are for the Union: "I hope I can do better. But if I score less and the team wins more, I'd be happier with that."

Want to work in the box office for the Union? An internship is open.

Local

Having earned an at-large bid for the NCAA Men's Soccer Championships, Penn will host Patriot League champs Bucknell on Thursday at 7pm.

Season review: Nick Zimmerman

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Editor's note: PSP is running season reviews for each Philadelphia Union player one per weekday for the next few weeks. You can read all the reviews here.

Nick Zimmerman started the year with high expectations. He was drafted by the Union in the expansion draft from New York after accumulating 11 appearances, 7 starts, and 757 minutes in his rookie season in 2009.

Season review: Danny Califf

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Fred may have generated the most buzz, but no signing defined the Philadelphia Union's intentions more than Danny Califf. He is a consistent, if unspectacular, player who excels at the fundamentals. The MLS Cup he won with the Galaxy, along with his experience playing top flight football in Europe, made Califf the ideal captain for the Union's first season.

Shalinas to be protected signaled? More news.

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Cover photo: Paul Rudderow

Union

Could the fact that the Union posted a story on their website on Sunday about Shea Salinas entitled "Salinas Comfortable in Philadelphia" mean that the PSP favorite will be protected in the expansion draft? Let us hope so.

With Danny Mwanga eligible to be selected by either the US or Congo, speculation as to which team he will choose to play for is a recurring question in any piece about his future.

Union pick 5th in 2011 SuperDraft

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The Philadelphia Union will have the 5th pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.

The two expansion teams will have the first picks of the draft, with Vancouver selecting first and Portland second.

The Union also have the 23rd, 28th, 41st, and 59th picks.

I say we trade them all for Edson Buddle.

Season Review: Eduardo Coudet

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Editor's note: PSP is running season reviews for each Philadelphia Union player one per weekday for the next few weeks. You can read all the reviews here. Thirty-five year old Eduardo Coudet was signed from Argentinian club Colon de Santa Fe in July to bring some experience to the Union's central midfield.

Scalora named Ivy League Rookie of the Year, more news

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U.S. Soccer has opened the voting for its Best of 2010 US Soccer awards. Among the categories is best soccer blog. You can vote for the Philly Soccer Page here. (Registration is not required to nominate PSP.) Voting ends Friday, November 19. Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Mwanga and Shea Salinas are all up for MLS Goal of the Year.

Philadelphia, U-S-A!

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It has been an incredible year of soccer in Philadelphia. Over the next few weeks, we'll be taking a look back over 2010, the year soccer came home to Philly, as seen through the lenses of the PSP photographers—Daniel Gajdamowicz, Paul Rudderow and Nicolae Stoian. You can view the collection of photo essays here.

18-man roster for South Africa friendly announced

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US men's national team manager Bob Bradley has named the 18-man US roster for the upcoming friendly against South Africa. The match, part of the 20010 Nelson Mandela Challenge Cup, will take place on November 17 in Cape Town. ESPN2 will begin its coverage of the match at 2pm.

The roster includes five players from the 2010 World Cup team and is evenly split between players who are based in MLS or abroad.

City Islanders to hold open tryout

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Do you think you've got the stuff to play professional soccer?

The Harrisburg City Islanders will be holding an open tryout on November 28 at Lower Dauphin Middle School in Hummelstown, PA.

To be considered you must first submit an application and a $50 registration fee. The application fee will be processed only if your application is accepted.

Season Review: Andrew Jacobson

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Editor's note: PSP is running season reviews for each Philadelphia Union player one per weekday for the next few weeks. You can read all the reviews here.

Photo: Paul Rudderow

Early in the Union's inaugural season, Andrew Jacobson's campaign took a strange turn.

Following a string of starts in the first six league matches, Jacobson was sat down and had to endure a period of brief, late-game cameos.

Richter named A-10 O-Player of the Year, more news

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U.S. Soccer has opened the voting for its Best of 2010 US Soccer awards. Among the categories is best soccer blog. You can vote for the Philly Soccer Page here. (Registration is not required to nominate PSP.) Voting ends Friday, November 19. Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Mwanga and Shea Salinas are all up for MLS Goal of the Year.

Season review: Alejandro Moreno

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When Alejandro Moreno was taken in the expansion draft, he was expected to be a vocal, influential presence on a young Philadelphia Union team. The Columbus Examiner described him this way: "Moreno brought championship pedigree to a team with almost no playoff experience, having won MLS Cup with two different clubs before leading the Crew in scoring en route to the 2008 championship.

Vote Union, PSP & more morning news

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US Soccer has opened the voting for its Best of 2010 US Soccer awards. Among the categories is best soccer blog. You can vote for the Philly Soccer Page here. (You'll have to register on the website to vote.) Voting ends Friday, November 19. Union

The Philadelphia Union have confirmed what John Hackworth revealed on the KYW Philly Soccer Show podcast, recorded Monday night and released Tuesday on the PSP: Danny Mwanga retains his Generation Adidas status, thus freeing up a spot on the Union's protected list.

Season review: Cristian Arrieta

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Editor's note: PSP is running season reviews for each Philadelphia Union player — one per weekday for the next few weeks. You can read all the reviews here.

Rumor has it that Cristian Arrieta won't be back with Philadelphia Union next year, and that makes sense, because he has about zero chance of starting for the Union despite having the technical ability to play at a high level.

Cups Results – 11/7/2010

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7 November 2010

PA Womens State Cup Championship

VE Â 3 2 Â UGH Fury

VE-Tara Shaw, Kelly Ryan, Julie Karcher, gk-Jessica DAngelo

Men's Open Cup 2nd Round

Phoenix SC   4  –  0  Ukrainian Nationals

UGH Majors  1  –   0  Danubia Gunners

Spirit United Elite  4  –   3  VE Majors

Quakertown FC  1  –   0  Salone FC

United Soccer League Mens Major Division

Danubia Gunners  4 0  FC Sports   (11/4/2010)

USWNT World Cup hopes still alive

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Up until this do-or-die contest for third place in the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2011 Women's World Cup in Cancun, Lori Lindsey of the Philadelphia Independence had played a total of 53 minutes in the tournament, coming in as a substitute in the final match of group play on November 1 against Costa Rica.

Portraits: Your Philadelphia Union

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It has been an incredible year of soccer in Philadelphia. Over the next few weeks, we'll be taking a look back over 2010, the year soccer came home to Philly, as seen through the lenses of the PSP photographers—Daniel Gajdamowicz, Paul Rudderow and Nicolae Stoian.

Round-up: Fernando Torres has recovered his soul

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Goals of the Week

A few GotW round-ups for you. First off we have Romain Poyet (2:06) with a stunner of a volley for Brest. 101greatgoals.com has a top ten list, with the goal of the week going to Pavlyuchenko for being on the receiving end of Gareth Bale magic against Inter.

Season review: Toni Stahl

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Editor's note: PSP is running season reviews for each Philadelphia Union player — one per weekday for the next few weeks. You can read all the reviews here.

When Philadelphia Union drafted defensive midfielder Toni Stahl in the MLS college draft's second round this year, it looked like a steal.

KYW’s Philly Soccer Show: John Hackworth

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Philadelphia Union assistant coach John Hackworth is the featured guest on KYW's Philly Soccer Show this week.

Hackworth isn't your average assistant coach. He's one of the best talent evaluators in American soccer, having worked with the national team's youth programs and set up the Union's youth pipeline with the Harrisburg City Islanders.

Soccer Without Borders hosts 6-on-6 tourney

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Soccer Without Borders is hosting a six-on-six, co-ed soccer tournament on Nov. 20 in Philadelphia to raise money for the group's efforts.

Here are the basic details on the Small Goals Big Change fundraiser, which is open to all ages.

What: Soccer Without Borders 6 v 6 Philadelphia Tournament
When: Saturday November 20th, 11:00 am-3:00 pm
Where: Fairmount Park, Edgeley Field C
Roster Limits: 6-10 players per team, must have 2 females
Team Donation: $300 minimum per team (Team fundraising highly suggested)
Post Tournament Celebration: Location TBA
Contact Email: Myra@Soccerwithoutborders.

US must win third place for chance to qualify for Women’s World Cup

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This was not the way the story of the USWNT and the 2011 World Cup was supposed to unfold.

The US lost 2–1 to Mexico on Friday. (See video below.)

It was Mexico's first victory over the US in 26 matches and it earned them a spot in the 2011 Women's World Cup.

It was the first CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying loss for the US women since the founding of the competition.

Califf thinks about next year, more Monday news

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Union

The Union may not have made the playoffs in their first year, but the Captain Califf is already focused making it there in their second year. Says Califf, should the Union fail in that goal, "I wouldn't say it'd be a disaster, but it'd be pretty poor if we can't make the postseason next year.

La Salle vs. Dayton in photos

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Ryan Richter scored his fourth goal in last two games as the Explorers topped Dayton 1-0.
La Salle clinched the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the upcoming Atlantic 10 Championship.

Here's a photo essay of the action.

(Photos by: Daniel Gajdamowicz)

Season review: Chris Seitz

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When Tim Howard arrived at Manchester United, he struggled. The man long touted as the next great American goalkeeper made mental errors, misjudged crosses, and played himself out of a job. So where is he now? The undisputed number one at Everton. While Howard needed a change of scenery to blossom, Chris Seitz can take that step here in Philadelphia.

The Union home season in pictures

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It has been an incredible year of soccer in Philadelphia. It has also been an incredible year for us at the PSP. We're fortunate enough to have the services of three very talented photographers, Daniel Gajdamowicz, Paul Rudderow and Nicolae Stoian. Over the next few weeks, we'll be taking a look back over 2010, the year soccer came home to Philly, as seen through their lenses.

Local boy does good, more morning news

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Union

Danny Mwanga on not being named Rookie of the Year: "I'm going to prove to people that maybe I should have been the Rookie of the Year." That's the spirit!

Local

The local Ivy League derby between Princeton and Penn is always a big thing. This Saturday, it will be huge. The No. 13 Penn and No.

Season review: Stefani Miglioranzi

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Editor's note: PSP is running season reviews for each Philadelphia Union player — one per weekday for the next few weeks. You can read all the reviews here.

Stefani Miglioranzi, taken in last season's expansion draft from the Los Angeles Galaxy, was a solid signing whose most important contribution might be the experience he passes on to the Union's younger midfielders.

Keeping the loans in Philly, more news

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Union

A story on the Union website offers a sobering look at the efforts being made to keep Michael Orozco Fiscal and Roger Torres, both of whom are on loan to the club, in Philadelphia. The article notes "that very well may happen," but cautions, "As with any roster decision, however, there are a number of considerations, both financial and other.

Le Toux wins Fair Play Award, Najar ROTW

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MLS announced Wednesday morning that Sebastien Le Toux is the winner of the Xbox 360 Individual Fair Play Award for the 2010 season. The award goes to the player who exhibits the best sportsmanship and receives the least amount of yellow and red cards during the MLS regular season. Le Toux has never been shown a card in his MLS career.

Becks considers adding another trophy, more news

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Union

Later today, it is expected that MLS will announce the winners of the the Fair Play Award, for which Sebastien Le Toux is in consideration, and Rookie of the Year, for which Danny Mwanga made the final three. The Soccer By Ives Rookie of the Year Award has been given to the New York Energy Drinks central defender Tim Ream.

Season Review : Sheanon Williams

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One year was enough at UNC

On August 31, 2010, when the Union picked up Sheanon Williams from the Harrisburg City Islanders, the hope was that he could become the speedy outside fullback that would allow Michael Orozco Fiscal to move back to the center of the pitch and so provide the defense with some much needed depth.

Local college roundup

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Ivy League

Stephen Baker's gamewinner earned him his third Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors.

Penn

On Saturday, the No. 14 ranked Penn men's team edged out No. 13 Brown 1-0 thanks to a nifty one-on-one goal goal from freshman Stephen Baker in the 22nd minute. (See our recap here.) The goal proved to be Penn's only shot of the match.

Veit and Arrieta leaving, WPS in trouble, CL today.

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Union

The big news today is that Philadelphia Union President Tom Veit will be stepping down on December 31st. Veit will remain involved in the organization as a consultant and CEO Nick Sakiewicz will assume Veit's duties. Veit has been with the Union for three years and has been instrumental in building the brand and the franchise.

Season review: Fred

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Fred is a central attacking midfielder forced to play on the wing much of the year. That pretty much sums up his season.

Fred started the season on the wing of a 4-2-2-2 because there were few other outside options early on. Shea Salinas missed much of training camp and half the season with injuries, and Justin Mapp didn't come over in a trade till summer.

Penn 1 : Brown 0 – Baker’s Eighth is Just Enough

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Jake Levin did not look like being beaten (Photo courtesy of Michael Fabius)

Saturday, 29 October Philadelphia, PA On a chilly night at Penn's Rhodes Field, freshmen striker Stephen Baker took his team leading goal-scoring tally to 8 and the defense did the rest as Penn (12-3, 5-0 Ivy) recorded a 1-0 victory over visiting Brown (10-2-3, 2-2-1 Ivy).

US tops group in Women’s WC qualifiers

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With goals from four different players, the US defeated Costa Rica on Monday to win first place in Group B of the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2011 Women's World Cup. The US will face the second place team of Group A on Friday, November 5.

Of the three Philadelphia Independence players on the roster, defender Heather Mitts and forward Amy Rodriguez—who scored a hat trick in Saturday's 9–0 demolition of Guatemala—were given the day off.

Cups Results – 10/31/2010

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31 October 2010

Men's Amateur Cup 1st Round

Horsham Senior Men   1  –  0  UGH Majors

Ukrainian Nationals  3  –   1  Spirit United Elite

Danubia Gunners  2  –   1  Real Harrisburg

NJSA Womens State Cup 1st Round

Philadelphia Flames SC Â 2 5 Â Kappa Real Wyckoff

United Soccer League Results – 10/31/2010

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31 October 2010

Men's Major Division   (Standings)

Phoenix SC  2  –  0  VE Majors

UGH Ultra  3  -  2  Danubia White Storks

UGH Brendan Landers (2), Tim Hamil

All other matches postponed due to Amateur Cup 1st Round play.

Season review: J.T. Noone

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Editor's note: Starting today, PSP will be posting season reviews for each current Philadelphia Union player. We'll run one each weekday for the next few weeks. First up is the hometown kid, former Temple player J.T. Noone, who spent part of the season with the USL's Harrisburg City Islanders before joining

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Rodriguez scores hat trick in WC qualifier

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After handing Haiti a 5–0 drubbing in the first match of group play in the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2011 Women's World Cup, on Saturday the US faced Guatemala, who had lost their first match 1–0 to Costa Rica. Ninety minutes later, the score was 9–0 in favor of the US with three players scoring two or more goals, including a hat trick for Philadelphia Independence forward Amy Rodriguez.