Danny Califf

Philadelphia Union

Michael Lahoud recalled from New York Cosmos loan

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The Sierra Leone defensive midfielder is recalled from the New York Cosmos to the Philadelphia Union, and rumors are swirling about him being sold to Miami FC.

After being loaned out to the NASL side New York Cosmos for the entire 2016 season, the Philadelphia Union have reportedly brought back Michael Lahoud, with rumors saying the Union will sell him on to Miami FC - one of the Cosmos' rivals in NASL.

Court documents show Union fired Nowak after league directive

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Court documents show Philadelphia Union fired former coach Peter Nowak only after the league directed it and the MLS Players Union threatened to strike. PSP's Dan Walsh collates the key scattered details into one comprehensible story.

Danny Califf injured by exploding e-cigarette

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The former Philadelphia Union defender and captain suffered several injuries as the result of an exploding e-cigarette.

Former Philadelphia Union captain, Danny Califf was injured by an exploding e-cigarette in February, according to a story from KTLA Los Angeles(warning, the pictures in the link are graphic).

Fans’ View: Saying goodbye

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Sometimes it seems the writing is on the wall that a player's time with the Union is ending. Staci Klemmer wanted to make sure she had the chance to say goodbye.

Union’s resolve tested, Edu says USMNT cut “sucks,” USMNT news, more

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John Hackworth admits team's resolve being tested. Maurice Edu on not making the World Cup team. USMNT news ahead of Sunday's warmup game. More.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo

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After a mid-week disappointing loss to New York Red Bulls, the Philadelphia Union play host to another team off to a disappointing start, Houston Dynamo.

UNION GAME #8
VS
PPL Park, Chester, PA
April 19, 2014
4:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Dynamo Theory
Starting XI
Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Mwanga Forward Brian Ching, Calen Carr
Michael Farfan, Brian Carroll, Stefani Miglioranzi, Justin Mapp Midfield Danny Cruz, Adam Moffat, Luiz Camargo, Brad Davis
Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Gabriel Farfan Defense Andre Hainault, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Corey Ashe
Faryd Mondragon Goalkeeper Tally Hall
Zac MacMath, Roger Torres, Freddy Adu, Kyle Nakazawa, Amobi Okugo, Jack McInerney, Morgan Langley Bench Je-Vaughn Watson, Will Bruin, Carlo Costly, Colin Clark, Hunter Freeman, Jermaine Taylor, Tyler Deric
Stats (Explained Here)
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Fans’ View: When it all comes together

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New Fans' view writer Scott Ellis takes a look at the magic that can happen when a team develops a little chemistry. Why not the 2014 Union?

The Stoke-time continuum … and Danny Califf

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A tale of two columns. 1) What happens when the North American version of Stoke City meets the actual Stoke City? 2) What the Union should do about Danny Califf.

Danny Califf’s return to Philly: What went wrong?

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Two months ago, Toronto looked set to trade former Union captain Danny Califf back to the Union. Instead, he retired. What went wrong? The Philly Soccer Page's Dan Walsh talked to Califf, John Hackworth, and Nick Sakiewicz and found out.

Recaps and reaction to Union’s win over Chivas USA, Ocean defeats Reading to clinch division title, US v Cuba recaps, more

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Recaps and reaction to Union's rain drenched win over The Goats. Ocean City claims PDL's Mid Atlantic Division title with win over Reading United. Harrisburg drops another. Reaction to US win over Cuba. More news.

Toronto FC's Danny Califf Retires as Toronto Signs a Defender from NASL Apertura Champions Atlanta Silverbacks

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After being drafted by the Los Angeles Galaxy, Califf immediately became a regular starting centerback and a league star. With Los Angeles he won the US Open Cup in 2001 and the MLS Cup the following year. In 2005 he was traded to upstate rivals the San Jose Earthquakes where he put in an All-Star caliber season.

Danny Califf retires

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Danny Califf is retiring. Say it ain't so.

“Massive game”: Getting ready for the Crew, Union trade talk, more

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Hackworth says game against Crew is "massive." Union plan summer moves. Did Sakiewicz nix Califf and Harvey returns? More.

“Not exactly how we draw it up”: Quotes & recaps from Union’s USOC win over OC, Reading prepares for NYRB, USA v Belgium, more

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Quotes and recaps from the Union's 2-1 win over Ocean City in the US Open Cup. Reading travels to face Red Bulls tonight. News ahead of USA v Belgium. More.

Soumare trade gives Union a clean slate

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PSP evaluates the Bakary Soumare trade and what it means for Philadelphia Union.

Hack says Kleberson must earn start, Califf excited to return to PPL, more

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John Hackworth says Kleberson must earn start like everyone else. Califf looking forward to first return to PPL, expects creative heckling. City Islanders open season on Saturday. US advances at CONCACAF U-17s. Champions League semifinal draw. More.

A fan favorite returns: PSP talks to Danny Califf

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Danny Califf talks to PSP's Adam Cann about rebuilding in Toronto, being a leader, who has been impressing him on the Union, and much more

Hack is wary of “sneaky good” TFC, says Union backline is spine of the team, more

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In his weekly press conference, John Hackworth says Union isn't taking Toronto FC lightly. Hack says he plans to keep the Union back four intact. Anding on loan to Harrisburg. Mourinho the nice guy. More.

Massive turnout for meet the team/kit unveiling, Brazilian trialist with the U, US U-20s qualify for WC, more news

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Hundreds of UNion fans turn out at Xfinity Live! for meet the team/jersey unveiling. Brazilian midfielder on trial with the Union. Roster rules released. Garber to speak via YouTube tonight. US qualifies for U-20 World Cup. More news.

Massive turnout for meet the team/kit unveiling, Brazilian trialist with the U, US U-20s qualify for WC, more

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Hundreds turn out to meet the Union and see the club's new jersey be unveiled. Also, Brazilian midfielder on trial with the Union, roster rules released, Garber to speak via YouTube, US tops Canada, qualifies for U-20 World Cup, and more news.

Eastern Conference preview

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PSP's Eastern Conference preview looks at each club and how the Union match up against them. In the end, PSP picks Michael Farfan and the Union to finish ... well, click on to read more.

In pictures: Union 3-0 Toronto

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PSP photographer Earl Gardner was in Orlando last weekend for the Fan Weekend. Here's a look at the Toronto game and faces familiar and new.

“Not a ton of positives”: Reports & reaction as Union youth underwhelm in loss to Crew, more

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Hackworth says there were not a ton of positives in Wednesday's 4-0 loss to the Crew. More reports and reaction from Orlando. Bundesliga wants to make MLS impression. USA tumbles in FIFA rankings. More, including dinosaurs.

Valdes training with Santa Fe, Parke on call-up, SuperDraft news, history, more

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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.

PSP’s Best of 2012 Awards

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Here is the Best of 2012, as voted by the PSP crew.

Conor Casey

The US and the 2010 World Cup

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Our series on the US at the World Cup continues with a look at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Quotes from Hack’s presser, Klinsmann on Donovan and Gold Cup, those Germans, more

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Hackworth says why disrupt Casey-Mac partnership when its working so well. Union officials to talk PPL expansion. Klinsmann says Donovan USA return not a sure thing. FIFA general secretary says democracy makes things hard. More news.

Mac named to TOW, ranked No. 2 in league, NBC announce Prem plans, more

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Jack McInerney, named to MLS Team of the Week and ranked No. 2 in MLS in the Castrol Index, says Union offense will take time to gel "if we keep switching it up every week." NBC announces Premiership coverage plans. More.

Williams says Boston will bounce back, SI puts Mac in Gold Cup picture, Kleberson feels good, a Philly future for Califf, more

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Sheanon Williams says Boston will bounce back. Sports Illustrated sees McInereny's as MVP, Gold Cup potential. Kleberson says his debut felt good, praises fans. Danny Califf says his future could be in Philly.

Toronto FC

The Roster Taketh Away, The Roster Giveth

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You say goodbye, I'll say hello.

Before our generalisso, @theyorkies1812, decided to take a brief sojourn away for the weekend, his words were something along the lines of "we'll probably cut and sign half of a squad, so you're f**ked, and don't go far from teh internetz in the next few days n00b" or something like that.

Danny Califf retires.

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Danny Califf retired from Toronto FC today. He writes a classy letter - read it here. It is too bad that he did not get a chance to contribute, but it has been a season of change.

He has taken on the role of scout.

Stay tuned.

MLS veteran defender Califf retires

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By DAN KARELL

After a 14 year career in professional soccer that has taken him across North America and to Europe, Danny Califf has decided to step away from the sport.

The Toronto FC defender announced his retirement on Friday, ending his playing career but staying with the Canadian club as a scout.

Union Nearly Got Califf, Frei In Three Team Soumare Deal

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Danny Califf was almost a Philadelphia Union player again, but his return to his former team was stopped before it was officially completed.

Toronto FC was part of a three-way deal including the Union and the Chicago Fire that would have sent both Califf and Stefan Frei to Philadelphia and Bakary Soumare to the Windy City.

First Take: Union, Toronto FC Both Grab A Point In A 1-1 Draw

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After taking a point on the road at Columbus, Philadelphia returned home to PPL Park to take on Toronto FC, and two familiar faces. Former Union captain Danny Califf and 2011 Supplemental Draft Pick Ryan Richter had taken their talents north of the border; Richter would enter in the seventh minute for an injured Darel Russell, while Califf would not see the field.

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Union Hulk makes a case for Danny Califf in the Hall of Fame

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Danny Califf in the HoF? Union Hulk thinks so.

Hello it's your old buddy Union Bruce Banner here. The Zolos have a week off to recharge the batteries and then a win versus Orlando puts them in the playoffs lickety split and...I feel a little...funny

RAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWR IT YOUR HULKY.

Union schedule to be announced today, Restrepo, locals in NWSL draft, more news

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2016 schedule to be announced today. Walter Restrepo to the Union? Sak's new job. Locals in NWSL college draft. More news.

In Pictures: Bearfight FC of Wilmington v. Upper Moreland Rebels

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Bearfight FC of Wilmington had their first match on Sunday, a 5-1 defeat to Upper Moreland Rebels.

Brotherly Game Live: 7-9 pm ET Tonight

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Tonight's show will feature segments from Michael Lewis (7:10 pm - 7:40 pm) of Big Apple Soccer, part of the Soccer News Net family, John Molinaro (7:45 pm - 8:00 pm), a sports reporter for Sportsnet, a Canadian sports news outlet, plus another appearance from Brian Sciaretta (8:00 pm and on), of Yanks Abroad and the New York Times.

"Raining Yellow Cards" Philly Union - 1 TFC - 1

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It is hard to write about the game today. In style and tactics it was on the rough and ready side. I thought the ref (Sorin Stoica is the fellow) was card happy in the second half and had lost control of the game. Unless you consider giving Philly every opportunity to get back into it as controlling the game.

LETTERS FROM CAMP: Hit, kit and fit

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"Goalkeepers in disguise!" Wait... wrong toy. 
BY A NOSE
The bad news - Stefan Frei's noseholes are broken. The good news? Maybe The Goalblerone has gotten his annual injury out of the way early and it's smooth sailing (but not breathing) ahead. The news is official now that Frei's schnoz did in fact lose the kitchen stadium battle of Boot v Face and he will have to go under the rhinoplasty knife on Tuesday to correct it.