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Paid Their Dues: Freddy Adu cut by FK Jagodina

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The former USMNT and Philadelphia Union midfielder has been cut by FK Jagodina. He never saw the field for the Serbian club.

After signing with them in the summer, Freddy Adu has been cut by FK Jagodina, Aca Stojanović reports. Adu failed to make a single appearance for the Serbian SuperLeague side.

Transfer Talk - William Kvist

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One of the best things about writing for SB Nation is the access to fans of almost every team imaginable. I asked a question to some of the SB Nation writers about William Kvist, former Stuttgart, Fulham, and current Wigan midfielder and potential Union transfer target. Here's what I learned.

Eugene Rupinski) I want to know about William Kvist.

Re-Entry Draft Stage Two: Electric Boogaloo

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Six MLS teams selected players during the two rounds of the Re-Entry Draft. The Philadelphia Union were not among them. Was this an opportunity missed, or was this a calculated gamble by Union's front office? The selections made involved two players who spent some time in the blue-and-gold, and no members of their 2014 roster were taken.

Top 100 Soccer Clubs in the United States and Canada - Final 2014 Rankings

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The latest rankings capture the NASL and MLS Playoffs and wrap up the 2014 season.

The final installment for 2014 of the Top 100 Clubs in the United States and Canada sees a multitude of changes, starting at the top.

(For last month's rankings, see this article. For the methodology associated with these rankings, see this article.

Union Academy in College: Madison a champion

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Darius Madison's semifinal goal all the offense Virginia needed to capture the program's seventh national championship.

Darius Madison's fifth minute goal in the College Cup semifinal on Friday to beat UMBC was all the offense the Cavaliers produced over the final weekend of the college season, but 195 minutes of gutty defending and a crossbar that kept out two of UCLA's penalty kicks propelled them to their seventh national championship on Sunday.

Philadelphia Union to hold training camp in Clearwater, Florida

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The Philadelphia Union will hold their 2015 training camp in Clearwater, Florida where the Philadelphia Phillies hold their spring training.

the700level.com announced today that the Philadelphia Union's February training camp will be held in Clearwater, Florida. Since MLS may or may not have rules prohibiting teams from hosting training camp within a certain proximity of an MLS club's home, the Union had to abandon their previous camp in Deltona (roughly 30 miles northeast of the Citrus Bowl where Orlando City SC will play) and look for something a bit further away (Clearwater is roughly 104 miles west of the Citrus Bowl).

Transfer Talk: Zack Steffen

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One of the best things about writing for SB Nation is the access to fans of almost every team imaginable. I asked a question to some of the SB Nation writers who cover the Bundesliga to ask about SC Freiburg, new home of former Union Academy goalkeeper Zack Steffen. Here's what I learned.

Eugene Rupinski) I'm curious about SC Freiburg's goalkeeper situation and academy setup.

SKC was never in for MacMath

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Cross SKC off the list.

Rumors of Zac MacMath's departure filled twitter last Monday, as he was reported to be going the other way in the CJ Sapong trade. Soon after surfaced conflicting reports saying that Sporting Kansas City would receive a first-round SuperDraft pick in exchange for Sapong.

How will CJ Sapong fit in Jim Curtin's system?

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CJ Sapong has his strengths and weaknesses. We examine what they are and offer a few ideas for how Curtin might best use the new forward.

The Philadelphia Union faithful know this off-season is the off-season of the striker. The strikers of yesteryear are a mere ghost of themselves. Conor Casey might be back as a reserve and Pedro Ribeiro was lost in the expansion draft.

Philadelphia awarded CONCACAF Gold Cup Knockout Round match

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Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field, M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, and MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey to host knockout stage matches.

Christmas came early for fans of international soccer in our region.

Today, CONCACAF announced the venues for the 2015 Gold Cup tournament.

Putting the Union into a Philadelphia context

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It's easy to throw the Philadelphia Union into the overall sports landscape, but is it an accurate measuring stick?

Forget about the mistakes of the Sixers that have left them moribund in the crawlspace beneath the NBA's Eastern Conference. Forget about the mistakes of the Flyers, who are now entering their fourth decade without sipping from Lord Stanley's Cup.

The MLS CBA: What could Major League Soccer look like in 2020?

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If MLS plans on expanding to a 24-team league, they have a lot of work ahead of them if Don Garber also wants it to be among the world's best.

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has publicly expressed two bold visions for his league. His first bold vision sees the league growing to 24 teams by 2020.

Previewing the 2015 MLS Superdraft through the MLS Combine

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It's time to start looking ahead to the 2015 MLS Superdraft.

Major League Soccer's list of 55 invitees to the annual pre-draft combine, released last week, provides an early glimpse at some college seniors whose names we'll be hearing more of over the next month as the MLS Superdraft approaches.

MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement Story Stream

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The MLS Collective Bargaining Agreement is set to expire on December 31, and if a new one can't be agreed upon by both the MLS Player's Union and the league, there could be a work stoppage in 2015. Here's everything you need to know about this situation.

I went on a backpacking trip around the Black Forest Trail in Northern Pennsylvania a few years back.

Zack Steffen signs pro contract with SC Freiburg of Bundesliga

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Union Academy alumnus Zack Steffen has decided to forgo his final two seasons at Maryland to join German club SC Freiburg.

University of Maryland sophomore goalkeeper and Philadelphia Union Academy alumnus Zack Steffen has signed with Bundesliga club SC Freiburg.

Maryland Athletics announced the signing on Friday, confirming reports earlier in the week that the Downingtown, PA native would forgo his final two seasons in College Park, MD to sign a professional contract.