Carlos Valdes on his current status. Union will return to preseason Disney Classic. Several players with local connections invited to MLS Combine. Paul Riley wants former Independence players in Portland. More news.
Union manager John Hackworth laid out his offseason plan to PSP, breaking down his team's offseason needs, which players are returning (or not), designated player prospects, recent scouting trips to Europe and South America, and plans to fix the midfield.
Ever see the movie 500 Days of Summer? Seth Finck has, and that whole perception vs. reality thing got him thinking about some of Union manager John Hackworth's decisions (complete with Allen Iverson "Practice" rant references).
MLS returns this weekend for the 2013 season. Sporting KC and Philadelphia get the honor of being the teams that actually kick the season off, with the first game on Saturday. The two teams are set to kick off at 3pm Central Time at PPL Park.
The Union handed Kansas City their worst loss of the season last year when Sporting visited the City of Brotherly Love.
After what was a forgetful 2012 campaign, the Philadelphia Union hoped to get off to a hot start against Orlando City SC in their preseason opener.
The start was certainly not ideal for the Union, who struggled out of the gate. Despite the Union having much of their expected regular season starters in the starting XI, Orlando City supplied most of the pressure in the first half.
After a year spent mostly on the outside looking in, could Roger Torres return to America de Cali? Is the Union locker room bad for Latinos? Who will the next captain be? Who will the trialists be? PSP hits five questions facing the Union and hazards a few answers and guesses.
It's finally official. Carlos Valdes has re-joined Independiente Santa Fe.
The Philadelphia Union, after weeks of speculation and reports in the Colombian and Uruguayan media about a deal, announced a loan of Valdes to Santa Fe. According to Major League Soccer and Union team policy, the terms of the loan, including any potential purchase option or agreed upon transfer fee, were not released.
While the Carlos Valdes loan deal has not been confirmed by MLS or the Union, Valdes is training with Santa Fe. Parke on the USMNT call-up. Draft news. US Soccer crest still sucks. History bits. Blatter wants to be on the radio. More.
Carlos Valdes' time with the Philadelphia Union most likely will come to an end today.
The center defender put his name on a loan deal with Independiente Santa Fe yesterday, according to El Tiempo. The news site reported that Valdes was emailed the contract and submitted his signature for approval on Saturday.
The podcast returns with Reading United communication director Sean Doyle talking about the SuperDraft. Then, what does the future hold for Carlos Valdes and Freddy Adu? Plus, Abby Wambach's World Player of the Year win.
In a surprising move, the Philadelphia Union confirmed ongoing transfer negotiations to the media.
Philly Soccer Page tweeted that a Union spokesperson told the site that the team had received three offers for Carlos Valdes. The only club named by the Union was Santa Fe, who Colombian reports have said will be the team that gets Valdes on loan for a year.
SBI, reports out of Colombia say one year loan deal with option to buy for Carlos Valdes is done. Other reports say deal not confirmed. Hack says Adu's status "not finalized.". Pfeffer scores in Hoffenheim debut. More news.
Barring a negotiations breakdown, Kerith Gabriel says to expect a new Union signing this week. The latest in Valdes rumors (now with a Uruguayan theme). USMNT training camp. Blatter does not approve. More news.
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.
Teams seem to be falling by the wayside in the hunt for Carlos Valdes on loan.
Boca Juniors and Nacional (of Uruguay) dropped out after acquiring other center defenders in the past two days. Now Deportivo Cali, who entered the discussion yesterday, reportedly also have retracted their interest in Valdes.
Article By: Anders Aarhus The boys over at SounderatHeart, have created a pretty cool roster generator that will entertain you for hours. Put in a salary cap limit between $1.5 million and $18 million and the generator will spit out a roster based on the latest salaries released by the MLS Players Union.
Carlos Valdes takes to Twitter to thank Union fans and the club. Sporting KC to drop Livestrong from stadium name. SuperDraft update. First home World Cup qualifier at home of the Rapids. Are Fox Soccer's days numbered? More news.
The tenacious defensive midfielder performed his defensive duties with the usual consistency in 2013, but the captain's offensive shortcomings stood out more than usual on a team looking for creativity in the midfield.
With their 3-3 draw with Chile on Friday, Colombia has qualified for the 2014 World Cup. Colombia went down 3-0, but showed determination to come back and earn the draw. Both Mondragón and loanee Carlos Valdes watched from the bench. This will be Valdes's first World Cup appearance, and Mondragón's third, his first coming in 1994.