PSP talked to sources around MLS, including John Hackworth, and has some updates on all the team's pending player personnel moves (Valdes, Nogueira, Edu, Anding, Parke's replacement) a week before training camp.
Philadelphia Union defender Carlos Valdes could find himself playing in Argentina this spring.
Hoping to remain in the good graces of Colombia National Team Jose Pekerman, Valdes is nearing a six-month loan to defending Argentine champion San Lorenzo, according to multiple reports in Argentina and Colombia.
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.
Stage 2 of the Re-entry Draft takes place today. Santa Fe prez says club negotiating to keep Carlos Valdes. Union 5th most searched soccer team on Google in US. Locals honored with NSCAA COY awards. DC lands Eddie Johnson. More.
Agent tells Colombian daily Valdes not in plans for Santa Fe, and the Union's indecision cost a transfer to Mexican side Monarcas Morelia.
Colombian daily El Pais published an article on Colombian center back Carlos Valdes today. In the article, the daily says that Valdes "is no longer with Santa Fe" confirming that they did not pick up his option following his 2013 loan from the Union, and "was not included in their (Santa Fe's) plan for the 2014 campaign.
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.
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.
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.