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Re-Entry Draft today, Blake up for CONCACAF GK of the Year, locals invited to MLS combine, more

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Corben Bone, Fred, and Brian Carroll available from Union in today's Re-Entry Draft. Blake up for CONCACAF Goalkeeper of the Year. Two area players invited to MLS Combine. More.

Report says league balking at Edu to Union, on the Parke-White trade, Valdes update, draft news, more

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ESPN's Jeff Carlisle says MLS is balking at Edu salary of $1.2 million. More on the Parke-White trade. Carlos Valdes update. Draft news. Player transactions. More.

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Philadelphians Abroad: Where the locals have landed

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PSP's Chris Luczkowiak gets you up to date on where local players landed during the offseason and how they did over the MLS season's opening weekend.

Philadelphians Abroad: Union Academy’s Danny Barbir joins Manchester City

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Former Union Academy and PDA defender Danny Babir, recently called up for the USMNT U-17s, signs with Manchester City.

Philadelphians Abroad: Herzog scores, Schuler out at Hammarby, Allen headed to DC?

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Corey Hertzog scores in first loan appearance for FC Edmonton. Billy Schuler on the outs at Hammarby. Is RJ Allen on his way from Denmark to DC?

Philadelphians Abroad: Allison, McLaughlin, and Hoppenot see the net

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Catching up on a number of players from around the area who continue to put in some hard work.

Philadelphians Abroad: Steffen in U20 World Cup, Hernandez strong for Harrisburg

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Zack Steffen gets call up to USMNT U-20 World Cup squad. Cristhian Hernandez continues to impress with Harrisburg City Islanders. More.

Philadelphians Abroad: Hernandez and McLaughlin score, Wenger in CCL

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Philadelphia Union homegrown players Cristhian Hernandez and Jimmy McLaughlin tally in Harrisburg win while Andrew Wenger qualifies for CONCACAF Champions League.

Philadelphians Abroad: A local in the Champions League

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Philly-born Eddie Gustafsson"s Red Bull Salzburg will compete in the UEFA Champions League next season.

Philadelphians Abroad: Larentowicz, Hernandez, Yeisley, Pfeffer, and Schuler score

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Photo: Earl Gardner Regular readers of this column will recall that it was not long ago that Philadelphia area players were in a bit of a scoring drought. Well apparently the rain dance has worked, because this week we saw a storm of scoring. Here's the round up: In Saturday's [...]

Philadelphians Abroad: Allison thrives, Cochrane starts, Richter earns first MLS minutes, Hernandez creates game winner

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Anthony Allison puts in a Man of the Match performance in Sweden. Greg Cochrane shines in his first MLS start. Ryan Richter gets first MLS appearance. Christhian Hernandez assists Harrisburg's season opening game winner.

JackMac levels for US U-23s. Draft reaction. Findley howler. More.

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Philadelphia Union

Jack McInerney scored in the US U-23 team's 1–1 draw with the USMNT. McInerney, Amobi Okugo, and Freddy Adu started the first half. Zac MacMath and Sheanon Williams started the second half.

John Hackworth says of Tom Brandt, the Union's first pick in the Supplemental Draft, "We wanted to get a quality player in the back and we feel like we did that with Tom Brandt.

Buy local: Local players draw MLS eyes in draft

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Featured image courtesy of Reading United A.C.

When Major League Soccer teams make their draft picks in Thursday's amateur draft, several players with local ties are sure to go off the board. You may not have three former Reading United players go off the board in the first round, as happened last year when that burgeoning soccer factory churned out C.

Andrew Wenger

Philadelphians Abroad: Pfeffer and Langley score, Gargan and Wenger Assist

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Zach Pfeffer scores in final Bundesliga Süd/Südwest U-19 game of the season and more.

Wenger wins Hermann, 5 Union players in U-23 camp, more news

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Photo courtesy of Duke University

Pennsylvania native Andrew Wenger won the Hermann Trophy Friday as the best player in men's college soccer. The former Reading United and Duke University star is expected to be a top-3 pick in this month's MLS college draft. Stanford's Teresa Noyola won the women's award.


College Cup Final Four Preview

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If you want a sneak peak of things to come in Major League Soccer then look no further to this weekend's action in the College Cup. Of the four teams left in the field, all include several MLS-ready players.

There really is no big separation between these four schools. One is unbeaten and the rest are dominate ACC figures that we're use to seeing make it this far into the tournament.

2010 SuperDraft Watch (Round 4)

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He's a long and difficult name to spell but it is something we will have to get use to with Anthony Ampaipitakwong.

We're back for more 2010 MLS SuperDraft talk. I had meant to get to this yesterday but lost track of time in updating some of my lists for this. So far the response from everyone has been very good, so keep it up everyone.

The Rest

Reading storm past Royals

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"Reading storm past Royals?" you wonder. "I thought Reading were the Royals."

And you'd be right if were were talking about the team in the England's Coca Cola Championship.

But we're talking about Reading United—the Player Development Partner of the Philadelphia Union—and the North Virginia Royals, both of whom play in the USL's Player Development League.

Reading score 5 in season opener

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Philadelphia Union partner Reading United AC got their USL Premier Development League season started with a bang on Sunday with a 5-0 victory at home over Hampton Roads Piranhas.

Billy Schuler (UNC) scored the team's first goal of the season in the 19th minute. Only the athletic play of Piranha's keeper Ryan Zmuda kept the visitors in the match as Reading unleashed a barrage of shots for the rest of the half.

The Kids Are Alright - Three To Watch

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The US U-17's went crashing out of their World Cup in Korea after losing 3 of their 4 games. In the process, there weren't any real standout players. Sure, there was the mandatory flashy, quick dribbler like Alex Nimo and even a goal-scoring defender like mighty mite centerback/captain Mykell Bates, but what stood out the most is that there really wasn't a central focus to the team, a talented hub around which the team revolved.