Porfirio and Josue compete in Costa Rica's most prestigious rivalry. Mondy shuts out Once Caldas to secure Cali's spot in the Final, while Carlos Valdes and Santa Fe are knocked out. Kai Herdling scores his second goal of the season.
Faryd Mondragon didn't have much to do on Saturday as Deportivo Cali held Once Caldas to six shots, four of which were off target.
Using the latest in google search techniques to paint a reasonable financial picture of the Union.
The MLS tends to be opaque on financial matters and it's hard to blame them. Most private companies don't release more financial information than required. And the MLS is a league that is trying to weave itself into the mainstream of American sports.
While the Union season was finished long ago - this article help remind you when things are happening this off-season.
While the Union season was finished long ago - this article help remind you when things are happening this off-season. The Waiver draft passed by without any additions, and we already have the schedule released (which sent me into shock).
Media FC is bringing soccer merchandise - and soccer culture - to Main Street America.
The main test of whether or not soccer has "arrived" in the United States isn't whether or not we have a sustainable first division. It's not if we can sign or produce top talent. It's not even whether or not we can have respectable showings in the World Cup.
Now that Thanksgiving is upon us, let's take a moment to... pass the green bean casserole, please.
Well, here we are. Thanksgiving. That time of year when we give thanks to all of the things that we hold dear to us. And for some of us, the beautiful game is near the top of the list. The offseason is in full swing, and while our talented staff here at Brotherly Game is busy giving you year end player profiles, seasonal reviews, and expectations for the upcoming season, I have decided to give you a list of some of the things to be thankful for this year.
Now the the 2014 MLS schedule has been released, here's the break down for the Union.
Yes, you heard right. The 2014 MLS Schedule is not late because they released it 2 months earlier than usual.
Saturday March 8th @ Portland Timbers Saturday March 15th vs New England Revolution Saturday March 22nd @ Columbus Crew Saturday March 29th vs Montreal Impact Saturday April 5th @ Chicago Fire Saturday April 12th vs Real Salt Lake Wednesday April 16th @ New York Red Bulls Saturday April 19th vs Houston Dynamo Saturday April 26th @ Montreal Impact Saturday May 3rd @ Seattle Sounders Saturday May 10th vs DC United Wednesday May 14th @ Sporting Kansas City Saturday May 17th vs New England Revolution Sunday May 25th @ LA Galaxy - Univision Saturday May 31st @ Chivas USA Saturday June 7th vs Vancouver Whitecaps Saturday June 28th @ New England Revolution Friday July 4th @ FC Dallas Saturday July 12th vs Colorado Rapids Wednesday July 16th vs New York Red Bulls - ESPN2 Saturday July 19th @ Chicago Fire Friday August 1st @ Sporting Kansas City - NBCSN Saturday August 9th vs Montreal Impact Friday August 15th @ Houston Dynamo - NBCSN Sunday August 24th vs San Jose Earthquakes - Univision Wednesday September 3rd vs Toronto FC Saturday September 6th @ Toronto FC Saturday September 13th vs New York Red Bulls - NBCSN Saturday September 20th vs Houston Dynamo Saturday September 27th @ DC United - NBCSN Thursday October 2nd vs Chicago Fire - ESPN2 Saturday October 11th vs Columbus Crew Saturday October 18th vs Sporting Kansas City Sunday October 26th @ Columbus Crew *Dates subject to change
Now, we'd like to analyze the team matchups - who the Philadelphia Union are facing in what order, and how well it would go - but MLS hasn't even finished the 2013 MLS Cup match yet, and the off-season drafts are only just beginning.
Keep up with player movement during the 2013-2014 Offseason.
The following is a list of transactions made by MLS teams since their season ended.
Chivas USA -
D Mario de Luna (11/21/13 - end of loan from CD Guadalajara) D Jaime Frias (11/21/13 - end of loan from CD Guadalajara) M Edgar Mejía (11/21/13 - end of loan from CD Guadalajara) F Julio Morales (11/21/13 - end of loan from CD Guadalajara) GK Patrick McLain (11/21/13 - option declined) D Steve Purdy (11/21/13 - option declined) D Daniel Antunez (11/21/13 - option declined) M Marvin Iraheta (11/21/13 - option declined) M Josue Soto (11/21/13 - option declined) F José Manuel Rivera (11/21/13 - option declined)
Columbus Crew -
M Eddie Gaven (10/31/13 - retired) M Matías Sánchez (10/31/13 - waived) F Aaron Horton (10/31/13 - waived) D Drew Beckie (11/22/13 - option declined) D Gláuber (11/22/13 - option declined) D Kyle Hyland (11/22/13 - option declined) D/M Danny O'Rourke (11/22/13 - option declined) M Konrad Warzycha (11/22/13 - option declined) F Jairo Arrieta (11/22/13 - option declined)
DC United -
F Carlos Ruiz (10/30/13 - option declined) F Lionard Pajoy (10/30/13 - option declined) M Marcelo Saragosa (10/30/13 - option declined) M Dwayne De Rosario (10/31/13 - option declined) M/F Syamsir Alam (11/1/13 - option declined)
Montreal Impact -
D Alessandro Nesta (11/8/13 - retired)
New England Revolution -
F Chad Barrett (11/22/13 - option declined) F Charlie Davies (11/22/13 - option declined) M Ryan Guy (11/22/13 - option declined) D Tyler Polak (11/22/13 - option declined) GK Matt Reis (11/22/13 - option declined) M Clyde Simms (11/22/13 - option declined) M Donnie Smith (11/22/13 - option declined) GK Luis Soffner (11/22/13 - option declined) M Juan Toja (11/22/13 - option declined) D Bilal Duckett (11/22/13 - waived) F Matt Horth (11/22/13 - waived) M Gabe Latigue (11/22/13 - waived)
New York Red Bulls -
GK Kevin Hartman (11/21/13 - retired)
San Jose Earthquakes -
D Nana Attakora (11/22/13 - option declined) D Dan Gargan (11/22/13 - option declined) F Marcus Tracy (11/22/13 - option declined) GK Evan Newton (11/22/13 - option declined) D Peter McGlynn (11/22/13 - option declined) F Cesar Diaz Pizarro (11/22/13 - option declined)
Vancouver Whitecaps -
D Lee Young-Pyo (10/27/13 - retired)
If you see a player or two that you think can help the Union take the next step, write it in the comments section.
The fall Development Academy schedule is starting to wind down for 2013. We have the latest for the members of the Union Academy, as well as a former Academy member being selected for United States Under-20 national team.
In their biggest test of the season, the Union held Player Development Academy (PDA) U18's - one of the best teams in the country at their age group - to a 1-1 draw.