The Philadelphia Union were forced to place goalkeeper Chase Harrison on the Major League Soccer Re-Entry Draft availability list for a second straight year, due to the process' rules, but he isn't the only player with ties to the team who is available.
Also listed are former captain Danny Califf, former fellow central defender Shavar Thomas and former starting striker Alejandro Moreno.
The Philadelphia Union earned a point at Chivas USA Saturday night, pulling into a 3-way tie for
last place (or a 3-way tie for 6th place, depending on your perspective). While the Union will be
happy to grab a needed point on the road, the team has to be disappointed not to win after they
started strong and saw number one pick Danny Mwanga continue his emergence with a icy cold finish
in the 21st minute.
Kljestan. Califf. Beasley. Spector. Four different cases with one common bond it's been a while
since we've seen any of these guys in the red, white, and blue (or the black and red in the case of
the badass away uniforms). So why can't these guys get on the field? And what have they been [...]
Progress is not measured by scoring your first goal since Earnie Stewart in 2000 whenever...
Especially not on a penalty kick at the very end of a game that you are losing 3-0 and trying to
qualify for a World Cup. The loss to Costa Rica showed a lot of things, mostly that the U.S. team
has not made the progress yet that it needs to make in order to make it far.
Here is Jack Bell's article from the New York Times that reviews each player's performance in the
game with a rating scale of 1-10, which is commonly done in soccer. To begin, I believe that Jack's
ratings vary a bit too much. Its usually pretty rare that players on the same team get a score of 3
and also 8.