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Philadelphia Union

Eric Bird Brings Versatility from RGVFC to Houston

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New Dynamo signing Eric Bird adds a multi-talented midfielder to the roster.

Houston Adds An All-Around Talent In Eric Bird

The Houston Dynamo announced yesterday they've signed former RGVFC Toros midfielder Eric Bird to a first team contract. Over his two seasons with the Dynamo's hybrid affiliate, he scored ten goals and tallied four assists.

“A hard one”: Recaps and reaction to Union’s loss to NYRB, league results, more news

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Union now in last place. Harrisburg falls to Richmond on the road. League results. More news.

Off to Toronto, Union U16s fall in Development Academy semis, US readies for Cuba, more

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Union face Toronto on Saturday. Union U-16s defeated in US Soccer Development Academy semifinals. West Chester United in Werner Fricker Open Cup semis today. MLS players ratify CBA. US faces Cuba in Gold Cup quarterfinals on Saturday. More news.

USMNT opens GC with shaky win, Fernando staying, Union U-16s host NE today in quarterfinals, more

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Dempsey brace in shaky US start at the Gold Cup. Union confirms Aristeguieta will remain for rest of the season. Union U-16s host New England today in Development Academy quarterfinals. More news.

US faces Germany in WWC semi, Union faces DC in USOC, that Sakiewicz interview, more

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US faces Germany tonight in Women's World Cup semis. Union faces DC in US Open Cup. That Sakiewicz interview. More news.

Union bits, results wrap, US draws with Sweden at WWC, Steffen big as US falls to Serbia at U-20 WC, latest FIFA news

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Union news. HCI, Reading, and Ocean City results. MLS results and standings. US attack absent in scoreless draw with Sweden at Women's World Cup. US lose to Serbia in U-20 World Cup. Latest FIFA news.

SoB Movie rocks at the Troc, Lahoud returns to full training, Blake called up by JAM, US tops Germany, more

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Triumphant Philly premier for SoB Movie. Lahoud training. Blake named to Jamaica's preliminary Gold Cup roster. Union US Soccer Development Academy playoff opponents announced. US tops Germany. FIFA news.

Time for Blue and Gold to see Red, Konopka could start for TFC, more news

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Previews of Saturday's home game against Toronto. Chris Konopka could start against his former team. ESPN wonders how much time Jim Curtin has left. League and national teams news. More.

Ready for RSL, Philly Gold Cup, more news

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Union's first road game of 2015 on Saturday. Reaction to Philly Gold Cup final announcement. Much more.

Union sign Eric Bird

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Union announce signing of 2015 SuperDraft pick and midfielder Eric Bird, who Jim Curtin has said he sees as a backup for Vincent Nogueira.

Back to Clearwater, Wheeler released, Berry no longer with Cosmos, Nashville group not happy about HCI link, more

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Union release five players from preseason roster ahead of today's return to Clearwater. Berry no longer with Cosmos. Nashville FC doesn't want City Islanders. League and national team news. More.

Nacional says Valdes to sign loan deal, new trialists, Academy commitments, US Open Cup format, more

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Announcement on Nacional website says Carlos Valdes to sign loan deal on Friday. New trialists in Union camp. Union Academy commitments announced. New US Open Cup format. More news.

No Delort, Valdes saga continues, Mbolhi due to arrive on Sunday, Casey’s unfinished business, more news

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Union transfer target Andy Delort rejoins team in France. Valdes saga continues. Mbolhi expected to arrive in preseason camp on Sunday. Casey has unfinished business. More news.

Heading to Clearwater, Delort rumors, Mbolhi/Algeria out of ACN, player notes, more

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Union head to Clearwater. Are Union after French striker Andy Delort? Mbolhi and Algeria knocked out of Africa Cup. Player notes and other Union bits. More.

Fans get up close and personal with the Union at Open Practice

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The Philadelphia Union ended their first week of training with a practice open to fans Friday afternoon at YSC Sports near King of Prussia.

About 100 fans lined the outside of the field inside YSC Sports to watch the boys in blue train and get autographs at the indoor practice facility near King of Prussia Friday afternoon.

PSP talks to Union draft pick Eric Bird

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PSP talks with Union second round draft pick Eric Bird. Fresh off captaining Virginia to a national crown, Bird is ready to earn a roster spot in Philly.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: SuperDraft review

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Greg and Eli recap the Union's selections in Thursday's SuperDraft.

Union find real value in draft, report says Linc to host Gold Cup final, Altidore signs with Toronto, more

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The Union's draft? Not too shabby, not too shabby at all. Philly.com reports Linc to host Gold Cup final. Altidore-Defoe swap official. More news.

Houston Dynamo

The Bull & Its Horns: Another Draw With Whitecaps 2

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A couple weeks after their previous meeting, RGVFC finished level with Vancouver Whitecaps 2 again.

Draw Level, Then Dab

The RGVFC Toros dominated Vancouver Whitecaps 2 in both possession and shots. Unfortunately, they needed a second half goal just to finish the match level .

Despite not holding the ball as much as their opponent, Vancouver was able to find some success on the counter attack.

Dynamo travel to North Carolina in US Open Cup

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The Dynamo will play North Carolina FC in the fourth round of the US Open Cup.

In their first game since early this month due to the international break, the Houston Dynamo will travel to play NASL side North Carolina FC in the US Open Cup fourth round on Wednesday at 6:30pm CT.

Given that the Dynamo have to travel to LA to face the Galaxy three days after the USOC game, it's not great timing for the Orange.

Fernando Aristeguieta

Summing up reports on Pontius deal and other Union roster moves, Garber on increasing TAM, more news

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Breaking down Union roster moves after reports at CBS Philly, Goal.com, and Washington Post. Garber says increase in Targeted Allocation Money could come before next season. More news.

Linc Gold Cup final announcement expected, Union take on Crew, Berry loan report, more

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Linc expected to be announced as host of Gold Cup final. Union face Crew. Reports says Austin Berry headed to South Korea. League news. 2022 WC fallout. More.

Rochester Rhinos

Eric Bird makes professional debut in Harrisburg loss

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The rookie midfielder made his professional debut on loan with the Harrisburg City Islanders in a U.S. Open Cup match on Wednesday night.

Rookie midfielder Eric Bird made his professional debut on loan with Harrisburg City Islanders in a third round U.S. Open Cup match against Rochester Rhinos on Wednesday night.

Eric Bird loaned to Harrisburg for U.S. Open Cup match

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Rookie midfielder is in line to make his professional debut with Harrisburg City Islanders tonight.

Rookie midfielder Eric Bird has been loaned to Harrisburg City Islanders for their third round U.S. Open Cup match tonight against Rochester Rhinos.

Bird, the No. 41 overall pick in the 2015 MLS SuperDraft, has yet to appear for the Union or the City Islanders this season due to injuries.

Virginia

Union sign Eric Bird

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The Virginia midfielder has inked his first pro contract.

The Union have officially announced the signing of Eric Bird, the club's second selection in this year's SuperDraft.

Bird played all four years at the University of Virginia, starting the final three. Despite being more of a box-to-box midfielder, Bird chipped in his fair share of goals during his time as a Cavalier.

Union Academy in College: Tournament Edition

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Three teams with Union Academy alums will play for a chance to earn a spot in the College Cup at PPL Park; Darius Madison's strike wins it for 10-man Virginia and Zach Steffen is a beast in goal for Maryland.

Virginia forward Darius Madison has made a habit of stepping up in big games this season, but the one-time volley he uncorked on Sunday against Marquette is one of the main reasons why the Hoos are now one win away from playing in the College Cup at PPL Park.

The Rest

The Bull & Its Horns: RGVFC Handles OKC, 3-0, At Home

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The Toros defeated the Energy for the second time this season.

Toros Beat OKC By Three

In the second matchup already this season, RGVFC topped OKC, 3-0, at H-E-B Park. The match always seemed to belong to the Toros, as they had an advantage in shots on goal 8 to 1. Eric Bird scored before the 10th minute even hit.

The Bull & Its Horns: Toros Season Ends In Stoppage Time Stunner

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After leading 2-1, RGVFC loses on two 90+ goals from OKC Energy FC.

Stopped By Stoppage Time

The first ever playoff game for RGVFC ended in heartbreaking, historical fashion. After Eric Bird put the Toros up 2-1 late in regulation, it was two goals from Colin Bonner in added time that ended the match, and inaugural season.

College Soccer Weekend Preview

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By DANIEL KARELL

Two ACC powerhouses meet on Friday night in what is likely the last conference match ever between the sides.

The Virginia Cavaliers host last year's College Cup semifinalists Maryland Terrapins in a must-watch top-25 dual in Charlottsville, Virginia, with the Terrapins looking to keep pace with Wake Forest at the top of the ACC standings this season.

Futbolr interview with Eric Bird, UVA Men's player

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By Pat McStay

Virginia Beach has already produced talented Futbolr's: Corey Ashe, Angela Hucles, Wade Barrett, Evan Newton, and Steve Jolly to name a few. Eric Bird might be well on his way into this category. He has been a winner at every level of soccer so far in his career and plans on joining UVA's rich history of accolades by the time he graduates.