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Philadelphia Union

Union releases updated roster information

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Union make first official comprehensive roster announcement following the close of the 2015 season.

Offseason Issues: The various drafts

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This offseason features a host of drafts, notably an expansion draft in which the Union could lose players and the Chivas USA dispersal draft in which the Union could gain some. PSP's Dan Walsh breaks it all down.

Union schedule released, 4 are waived, Eddie Johnson rumor, more

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Union release 2014 schedule, waive Anding, Jordan, Kleberson, and Nikolov. Are the Union interested in Eddie Johnson? More news.

Union waive Nizar Khalfan

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Philadelphia Union waived midfielder Nizar Khalfan just days after he sat out the club's preseason friendly in Orlando.

Khalfan, 23, joined the Union via the MLS waiver draft in November after Vancouver let him go following a 2011 season in which he recorded one goal and four assists in 22 games.

Major League Soccer

Revs Add Pickens via Waiver Draft

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During the offseason, the New England Revolution brass appeared content to let Bobby Shuttleworth and Brad Knighton battle for the spot thatsteady veteranMatt Reis held for nearly a decade. But on Friday, a wild card entered the fray.

Matt Pickens, who's collected 154 career starts duringhis 10-year MLS career, was acquired by the Revolutionvia the Waiver Draft a day after the Western Conference side cut ties with its longtime keeper.

KC v RSL MLS Cup final set, Waiver Draft and 2014 schedule release today, more

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KC will host RSL in MLS Cup final. Waiver Draft and 2014 schedule to be released today. Rutgers-Camden and Messiah advance to NCAA Division III semis, Penn State to Division I Round of 16. More.

Full List Of Players For Today’s Waiver Draft

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We are just moments away from the first (of many) draft of the offseason. While the Houston Dynamo and LA Galaxy are getting ready for the MLS Cup, the rest of the league is releasing players left and right today. There is a waiver draft this afternoon and the list of players is fairly long.

Should any big pickups happen, I'll try to update you on them here.

Revs Have Quiet Optimism Heading Into MLS Season Opener

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It has been an extremely busy offseason for the New England Revolution. Not only did the Revolution replace log-term coach Steve Nicol with Jay Heaps, but the roster has undergone a total makeover, with 11 new players coming in and 12 players leaving. Expect the Revs to add at least another two more players in the next week or so.

Nguyen ‘Excited’ to Join Revs

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In less than three months, former U.S. National Team youth star Lee Nguyen went from prized acquisition to roster casualty.

After signing with MLS in December and going to Vancouver via lottery many expected the 25-year-old midfielder to strengthen a squad that finished at the bottom of the table in 2011.

Major Link Soccer: Roster Compliance, Expansion, Keller In Booth

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Yesterday was MLS roster compliance day and a few cut were made. Most notable is probably Lee Nguyen, who was a Vancouver Whitecaps player for less than four months, none of which had a game. Players will be selected in today's waiver draft. For the most part these aren't players who will make differences on seasons though.

Kerith Gabriel: Union Agree To Deal With Gabriel Gomez

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Kerith Gabriel, of the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com, is reporting that the Philadelphia Union have come to an agreement with Gabriel Gomez. An announcement should come sometime next week, according to his article.

A team source confirmed to Gabriel that a Presna.com article proclaiming talks between the Union and Gomez had reached the finalizing stage was correct.

MLS Re-Entry Draft: How it works

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Major League Soccer's Re-Entry Draft is a quirky thing. There are a lot of rules and not every player who has their option declined enters the draft. Rather than post the list of players available along with the rules, I'm breaking it up to make it more digestible. Re-Entry Rules & Timeline and Re-Entry Player Eligibility are after the break.

Miglioranzi, Harrison let go

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Philadelphia Union declined contract options for midfielder Stefani Miglioranzi and goalkeeper Chase Harrison, leaving each out of contract and available for election in Major League Soccer's Re-Entry Draft.

Miglioranzi, 34, is one of two remaining Union originals selected in the Expansion Draft in November 2009, along with Sebastien Le Toux.

Red Bulls Waive Six Players

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Today's Expansion Draft and Waiver Draft kicked off the MLS offseason today. The New York Red Bulls waived six seldom seen players today: Alex Horwath(1 G, 90 Min), Mike Jones (1G, 1 Min), Tyler Lassiter, Marcos Paullo, John Rooney (5 G, 48 Min), and Teddy Schneider. Collectively, this frees up two international slots, five off-budget slots, and $289,000 in salary cap.

Union Claim Nizar Khalfan From Whitecaps, Release Gonzalez And Holder In Waiver Draft

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After losing veteran midfielder Justin Mapp to the Montreal Impact in the Expansion Draft, the Philadelphia Union claimed fellow midfielder Nizar Khalfan from the Vancouver Whitecaps in the Waiver Draft.

The Union also released central defender Juan Diego Gonzalez and goalkeeper Thorne Holder.

Full List of Waived Players

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Today also marked the start of the waiver period in MLS. This kind of thing probably will continue to get flushed out a little more over time now that the league has the Re-Entry drafts that will be coming up in the next couple of weeks. For the most part any of these players below just weren't good enough or were too pricy to be apart of that Re-Entry Draft.

Union get Nizar Khalfan, drop Gonzalez & Holder

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The Philadelphia Union picked up midfielder Nizar Khalfan in the MLS Waiver Draft after Vancouver Whitecaps FC waived him earlier today.

The Union have waived goalkeeper Thorne Holder and defender Juan Diego Gonzalez.

A native of Tanzania, Khalfan played in 22 Major League Soccer regular season matches with Vancouver, scoring one goal and four assists.

MLS Offseason Guide: Seattle Sounders Will Stay Busy

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This being the third MLS offseason in the Seattle Sounders' history, you'd like to think we are starting to get the hang of this thing. We've been through enough expansion, re-entry and super drafts to the know that there really is no such thing as an offseason.

The first big date is on Tuesday (Nov 8th)when the Sounders learn their CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal opponent.

Seattle Sounders

Sounders Officially Waive Christian Sivebaek, Sign Daniel Steres

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It should hardly be shocking at this point, but the Seattle Sounders announced that Christian Sivebaek has been waived. To replace his spot on the roster, they also signed Daniel Steres, who had been picked up in the recent waiver draft.

Sivebaek's departure does open up an international roster spot though, and presumably clears about $60,000 in salary cap space (the rough pro-rated portion of his unpaid salary).

Union awards, USMNT in Italy, offseason dates, more

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Greg Seltzer claims the USMNT will be in Genoa February 29th for a friendly against Italy.

The Union are up for 4 postseason awards: 1) Faryd Mondragon for Goalkeeper of the Year, 2) Michael Farfan for Rookie of the Year, 3) Sebastien Le Toux for individual Fair Play, and 4) the Philadelphia Union for team Fair Play.

Vancouver Whitecaps Vs. Seattle Sounders, Reserves: GameThread

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You asked, you shall receive. If you feel like joining the action by following along through Twitter, please feel free to do so here. Among the topics that are probably worth some discussion is the surprise inclusion of one Danny Berrera on the bench. Apparently, he's a UC Santa Barbara product who is considering a move to the pro game and would have to go through the waiver draft.

New England Revolution

Sounders Add Two Players In Waiver Draft

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You probably didn't know there was an MLS waiver draft today. I certainly didn't. You know who knew? The Sounders front office. And they picked up a couple of players.

Dawyne Smith is a 6'1" Jamaican forward who was drafted by the New England Revolution in this year's Supplemental Draft, but never made it out of camp and has been playing with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in USL Pro.

Nguyen Picked Up by Revs

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Former U.S. National Team youth star Lee Nguyen was selected by the Revolution in Waiver Draft, the team announced on Friday.

Nguyen, who has played in the 2005 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in the Netherlands, also has three caps on the senior level. The 25-year-old signed with MLS last year and was selected by Vancouver via lottery, but was waived by the Whitecaps on Thursday prior to the MLS roster compliance deadline.

Revs Pick Up Lee Nguyen off Waivers

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The New England Revolution have announced that they have picked up former USMNT midfielder Lee Nguyenin the MLS Waiver Draft. Nguyen, who was a star in the V-League, was award to the Vancouver Whitecaps in a weighted allocation draft earlier this year; however, he did not catch on there and was waived prior to the roster compliance deadline.

Revs add Nguyen in waiver draft

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The Vancouver Whitecaps' decision to cut Lee Nguyen has turned out to be the New England Revolution's gain.

The Revolution picked Nguyen in Friday's MLS waiver draft, adding the one-time U.S. international into the fold. New England was second in the waiver draft order behind Vancouver, which cut Nguyen on Thursday despite winning a weighted lottery for his services less than three months ago.

Revs Waive Koger, Loewy, And Sousa

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In the wake of the Expansion Draft, the New England Revolution placed three players on waivers, making them available for selection in the subsequent Waiver Draft. Alan Koger, Otto Loewy, and Andrew Sousa were cut after making exactly zero league appearances in their rookie seasons. As it turns out, they weren't picked up in the Waiver Draft by anyone else; only Nizar Khalfan found a new home through that process, moving to to the Philadelphia Union.

Revs Waive Three

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The New England Revolution survived today's MLS Expansion Draft unscathed, but waived three players after the Draft ended. Rookies Alan Koger, Andrew Sousa and Otto Loewy were waived by the team and went unselected in this afternoon's Waiver Draft.

None of the three rookies featured in any MLS action, but played regularly for the Revolution Reserves and in U.

Union take Khalfan in waiver draft

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Immediately following the Montreal Impact's expansion draft, MLS conducted its waiver draft, and only one selection was made.

The Philadelphia Union used their spot in the order to nab former Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Nizar Khalfan. An energetic, athletic winger, the Tanzanian international scored a goal and assisted on four others this past season with Vancouver.

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Nizar Khalfan Waived By The Philadelphia Union

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Nizar Khalfan's tenure with the Philadelphia Union was cut short, as the midfielder was waived by the Philadelphia Union.

The Tanzanian international was called up to his national team this week, but the opportunity to play in an Africa Cup of Nations Qualifying match did not prevent the Union from placing Khalfan on MLS waivers.

Nizar Khalfan Called Up To Tanzanian National Team For Africa Cup Of Nations Qualifying

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Tanzania's coach Jan Poulsen has called up the Philadelphia Union's Nizar Khalfan to the country's Africa Cup of Nations qualifying squad.

The 23-year-old will be available to play for his national team against Mozambique on February 29, which just so happens to be on the same day as both the United States Men's National Team (USMNT)-Italy friendly, and the Chile-Ghana friendly at the Union's PPL Park.

Justin Mapp Selected By The Montreal Impact In MLS Expansion Draft

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The Philadelphia Union felt the pain of the Expansion Draft for a second year in a row, losing veteran left midfielder Justin Mapp to the Montreal Impact in today's draft proceedings. Mapp became the third Union player ever selected in an Expansion Draft, along with striker Alejandro Moreno (Portland Timbers, traded to Chivas USA) and right winger Shea Salinas (Vancouver Whitecaps).

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting KC Waive Four

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Sporting KC made 4 more roster moves today, waiving four players before today's waiver draft. KC waived Jeferson, Craig Rocastle, Milos Stojcev, and Scott Lorenz. Jeferson Rocastle, and Stojcev all three take up international spots that are now open to be used next year.

New Trialist Sinisa Ubiparipovic

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Yesterday on Twitter during the team's FIFA 11 tournament, Kei Kamara tweeted a post about one of the games featuring K-Rex (Korede Aiyegbusi) and Sunisa. No one currently on the roster had a name that sounded anything like that so I began to think it was a new trialist. My first guess was maybe former New York Red Bulls midfielder, Sinisa Ubiparipovic.

Bunbury Returning Early? Waiver Draft and More

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In a story on the Sporting KC website, SKC forward, Teal Bunbury is eying an early return from his elbow injury. Bunbury's injury is supposed to keep the forward out 4-6 weeks, but Bunbury seems to think he'll be ready for the season opener against Chivas USA. That's certainly not out of the realm of possibility, and would be great to have the young forward back in time to play Chivas.

The Rest

Revs, Others Quiet in Waiver Draft; Mulgrew Unselected

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The Revolution were one of 19 clubs that stood pat during Wednesday's Waiver Draft as Colorado made the lone selection by taking former Seattle midfielder Michael Azira in the first round.

Azira was taken at the no. 2 spot after Chicago bypassed the opportunity to make a selection with the first pick.

Sporting Blue Wedding Continues, Sporting Waive 2 More, Will Have New Announce Team

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The changes to Sporting KC roster continue, and they've now expanded beyond the field to the broadcast booth as well.

The team has made no formal announcement, but with the waiver draft this afternoon, after the expansion draft, two more Sporting KC players appeared on the list available to be drafted, Christian Duke and Martin Steuble.

Sporting Waive 4, Pass on Waiver Draft

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Today was the MLS waiver draft for the end of the season (even though the season isn't technically over). Sporting declined the options on four players, sending those four into the waiver draft today. The biggest name of the four was Julio Cesar. Cesar had played in 54 league games over the past two seasons, scoring 3 goals and 2 assists.

Transfer Madness

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When I started this site back in 2009, I had expected the site to devote a significant amount of ink to the transfer market and the finances involved in buying and selling players. Over time the focus has shifted to marketing, promotions, broadcast and other business issues facing soccer in the United States.

MLS Waiver List Full Of Unrealized Potential

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MLS Waiver List Full Of Unrealized Potential

A lot of players in the minimum salary space, except for Philly's JDG, who never really showed enough to get regular time. All players listed are now free agents both within and outside of MLS.

Except for Nizar Khalfan. The Union picked him in the waiver draft.