Carlos Valdes

Philadelphia Union

MOtownPhilly! Edu reaction, Union & league news, more

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Reaction to Edu loan. White is settling in. Maidana expected to arrive later this week. Rising expectations. Hershey's Pulisic impresses. More news.

Reports of Edu deal, Valdes loan, Name That Trialist season begins, HCI sign a Rover, more

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Reports emerge on Friday that Edu deal is complete. Valdes loan to San Lorenzo also done. City Islanders sign Portuguese youth international from Blackburn Rovers, more news.

Mo closer? Valdes update. More news.

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Taylor Twellman tweets Nick Sakiewicz is on his way to Stoke to finalize Edu deal. Valdes deal postponed - again! More news.

Are the Union’s offseason pieces falling into place?

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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.

Hack pleased with latest draft picks, Valdes update, league news, and more

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John Hackworth feels very good about latest draft picks, expects good positional competition. Is a Valdes deal finally near? League news. A message from Manchester police. More.

Best draft ever? What’s going on with Valdes? More news

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Union select four more promising prospects. Ives Galarcep says Union may have had most impressive MLS draft ever. Reports say Valdes deal to San Lorenzo is off. More.

Report: Union’s Valdes nearing loan to San Lorenzo

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By DAN KARELL

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.

The Bradley bomb, a chat about training facilities, more news

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Michael Bradley to Toronto. How building a Union training facility just got real. More player moves from across MLS. More news.

Hack hopeful signings will be announced “very soon,” Le Toux ranked No. 1 MLS right mid by SA, more

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John Hackworth hopeful for signing announcements before the new year and says Carlos Valdes resolution is "close." Soccer America names Le Toux top right mid in MLS for 2013. More.

Cruz Azul targeting Marfan? MacMath, Okugo, Williams named to SBI MLS U-23 Best XI, more

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Website for Liga MX side Cruz Azul lists Michael Farfan as a transfer target. Union defense getting props. Latest MLS player movement news. More.

Vart on Union options, agent “101%” certain Valdes won’t play in 2014 MLS first half, Williams No. 1 RB

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Vartughian says Union looking for options in and out of MLS. Valdes' agent on his current status. Williams ranked No. 1 MLS right back by Soccer America. More news.

Union bits, West Chester United wins East PA Open Cup, MLS moves, more

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Is Liga MX side Morelia interested in Carlos Valdes? West Chester United claims third Eastern PA Open Cup title in a row. Looks like Johnson to DC. More news.

Santa Fe says it has 40% stake in Valdes’ rights, College Cup, MLS player movement, more

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Latest on the Carlos Valdes situation. Notre Dame wins College Cup at PPL Park. Lots of player moves and rumors in MLS. More WC stadium deaths. More news.

Santa Fe wants to buy Valdes’ rights “in installments,” College Cup news, more news

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Colombian report says Santa Fe wants to buy rights to Carlos Valdes, valued at $1.5m, "in installments." College Cup and Re-entry Draft News. Klinsmann gets new deal. More.

Valdes on his status, Union to return to Disney, locals named to Combine, Riley wants ex-Indys, more

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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.

Valdes loan expires, Union return possible

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Colombian side Independiente Santa Fe has confirmed they will allow Valdes' loan to expire on Dec. 31, so the Colombian international will return to the Union unless another deal emerges.

John Hackworth lays out his postseason plans

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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.

Fans’ View: Expectations vs. reality

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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).

Fans’ View: Life, the Unionverse and everything

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One Philadelphia fan's 2012 followed the Union down the tubes. But much like his team, his own prospects are looking up. It wasn't the metaphor he expected out of life.

Hernandez, Jordan, McLaughlin loaned to HCI, Pumas reports, Adu update, Costa Rica wants qualifier replayed, more

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Union trio on loan to Harrisburg City Islanders. Reports from Union win over Pumas. Latest on Adu. Costa Rica files protest, wants replay with US. More news.

Soumare asks Union to trade him

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Philadelphia Union center back Bakary Soumare has asked the Union to trade him. Soumare talked to PSP from Bamako, Mali, while on international duty.

Feels Good to be Back

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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.

Disney Pro Soccer Classic: Philadelphia Union Tie 1-1 With Orlando City SC

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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.

Real Madrid trialist & more camp news, Jack Mac in Top 10, preseason games to be streamed, USA

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Trialist from Real Madrid with the Union. McInerney named a Top 10 US U-21 player. Union's Disney Pro Classic matches to be streamed. USA v Canada news. More on Qatargate. More news.

Casey & Hoppenot on the Union attack, Valdes scores for championship, more

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Casey, Hoppenot see the pieces. Williams thinks defense will be strong. Valdes scores as Sante Fe wins SuperLiga Postobón Championship. More news.

The Hackworth press conference: Adu, Valdes, Carroll captaincy, left back and more

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The Union manager spoke with the media about a number of issues after Monday's open training session at YSC Sports.

Hackworth: Union looking to move Freddy Adu

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In an expansive letter to Union season ticket holders, John Hackworth confirms that the club is shopping Freddy Adu.

Hackworth: Transfer Of Adu "Possibly" Imminent

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As though a transfer saga couldn't get any lengthier or weirder than the Carlos Valdes', the Philadelphia Union have managed to create one in the form of Freddy Adu's own transfer situation.

John Hackworth has done little to beat away questions about Adu's future with the Union, including today.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Spring groundbreaking for practice facility planned, on new draftees & Maidana, Valdes update, more

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Nick Sakiewicz says Spring groundbreaking for new practice facility is planned, club owners not looking to sell. More on new draftees, Maidana. Valdes update. More news.

Maidana update, Valdes “very relaxed,” report says Union bid $15m on Bradley, Combine news, more

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A Facebook comment from Maidana on Union transfer. Valdes "very relaxed" as he awaits deal. Union reportedly bid $15 million for Bradley. Combine news. More.

Carlos Valdes update, Union kickoff times update, more news

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Carlos Valdes agent says offers coming from Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia. Union 2014 kickoff times updated, single game tickets on sale. More FIFA/Qatar confusion. More news.

Re-entry Draft part 2, SF prez says club is negotiating for Valdes, DC nabs GAM, more

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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.

Valdes unlikely to return in 2014, Drexel and La Salle advance, US v Scotland previews, more

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John Hackworth expresses doubts that Carlos Valdes will return to the Union in 2014. Drexel and La Salle advance in conference playoffs. USA previews. Zlatan. More news.

News & previews as US opens Hex in Honduras, Centennial kit leaked, Captain Carroll, more

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News, quotes and previews as the US prepares to take on Honduras in WC qualifier. US Centennial kit leaked. Carroll on being captain. Racist remarks from AC Milan VP. More news.

Santa Fe

Carlos Valdes In Limbo - Report

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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.

Paid Their Dues: Lopez and Martinez Face Off

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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 Rest

Casey & Jack make SA’s top MLS strikers/forwards list, Perez update, more

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Conor Casey and Jack McInerney named to Soccer America best striker/forward lists. Latest on Pablo Perez. More lists, more news.

Year in review: Brian Carroll

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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.

Player Name: Brian Carroll

Position: Defensive midfielder

Stats:

Minutes Played: 2969

Appearances: 33 starts in 33 games played

Goals: 2 (1 in the US Open Cup)

Assists: 1

Other stats: 80.

Paid Their Dues: Mondy Qualifies for World Cup

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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.

Salary Cap Generator Fun

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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.