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  1. Is Union midfielder Michael Farfan bound for Mexico? Es posible

    Dec 20, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

    Michael Farfan, Brandon McDonald

    According to a post (in Spanish) on ESPNFC.com, Philadelphia Union midfielder Michael Farfan was one of three Major League Soccer players who took physicals today with Cruz Azul, one of the top teams in Liga MX, the Mexican professional league. (If you use Google Chrome, you can translate it into English and make it slightly…

  2. The ‘Group of Death’ for United States in World Cup? It’s put up or shut up time for the red, white and blue

    Dec 6, 2013, 4:22 PM EDT

    Clint Dempsey and Cristiano Ronaldo will battle in the Amazon rainforest next June.

    Come in off the ledge, soccer fans. All is not yet lost. If the World Cup is the most anticipated event on the soccer calendar, then the World Cup draw is a close second. The draw happened Friday morning, and, um … things could have gone better for the Red, White and Blue. First, a…

  3. Kleberson (?!?!?) saves Union season with an unreal free kick (UPDATED with lots of video)

    Oct 5, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

    The Union’s forgotten midfielder — and expensive bench-warmer — Jose Kleberson came on in injury time Saturday night. With the Union down a man, Kleberson hit a free kick that somehow went up over the wall, down, and fell inside the post. PPL Park went ballistic and the Union kept their playoff hopes alive. The…

  4. USA-Mexico, Dos a Cero, and the Cap On a Great Football Weekend

    Sep 10, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

    An official holds up a red card against Mexico in the second half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match against the United States, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, in Columbus, Ohio. The United States won 2-0. (AP Photo)

    Sports fans love to talk about bandwagoners. That word has a negative connotation in nearly every sports context, and “real” fans love to rag on anyone they think just bought their first replica jersey at the team store. “Yeah, well I had an Eagles onesie AND a Rodney Peete jersey!” I join in often when…

  5. Breaking News: It’s a HUGE Football Weekend (not that football, the other kind)

    Sep 6, 2013, 4:05 PM EDT

    Costa Rica US Soccer Wcup

    With my friend Davey taking care of today’s Union coverage, I’ll troll the soccer haters even more before the weekend arrives with a quick preview of a HUGE five-day stretch for your United States men’s national team. Many seemed to appreciate our quick preview of the last USA-Mexico games, and the Stars and Stripes have…

  6. Conor Casey a Rare Philly Phenomenon — A Player Who Is Far Exceeding Expectations

    Jul 17, 2013, 9:31 AM EDT

    SOC - Dynamo vs Phildelphia

    Hey, it’s been a while. I’m Steve, and I like soccer. Pleased to meet you. Seriously though, apologies for the lack of posts the last few weeks. Real work got in the way (you thought blogging was a real job?), but hopefully things have settled down and we can get back in the groove. I’ve…

  7. Mrs. Jrue Holiday – Lauren Cheney – to Represent Soon for The Stars and Stripes

    Jun 21, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

    (Pardon my awful PhotoShop -- it's Friday)

    If you watched any of the United States women’s soccer team last night before the NBA Final, you likely saw Lauren Cheney playing a starring role for the stars and stripes in a 5-0 rout of South Korea. A game in which Abby Wambach became the all-time leading women’s scorer in the international game. In…