Daily Archives: February 22, 2011
The US U-17 team will play Group A runners-up El Salvador with a spot in the U-17 World Cup on the line. After defeating Panama in the previous round 1-0 off a goal from Andrew Oliver the team has secured first place in their group and moved on to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF U-17 Championships. The US has competed in every edition of the U-17 World Cup and is the only team to do so. If they win today they will be able to keep that streak alive.
Also at the same Championships Haiti’s team was forced to leave because two of their players had contracted a fever. It was suspected that the fever was a result of a cholera epidemic in Haita although it turned out to be Malaria. The Haitian people and government are very upset about the treatment of their team by Jamaican officials and have been protesting their disqualification in the streets of Port au Prince
MLS signed a one year deal with FSC to extend the networks coverage of the MLS season. For the Union this (along with the previous announcement that TSN would have Canadian rights) means that seven games will be adjusted to fit into TV schedules. Here is that list for you.
Friday, May 6 – Philadelphia Union at Portland Timbers (FSC) 10:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 28 – Philadelphia Union at Toronto FC (TSN) 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 18 – Philadelphia Union at Vancouver Whitecaps FC (TSN) 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 2 – Philadelphia Union at D.C. United (FSC) 7:00 p.m.
Friday, July 29 – Philadelphia Union vs. Colorado Rapids (FSC) 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23 – Philadelphia Union at Sporting Kansas City (FSC) 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15 – Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC (TSN) 4:00 p.m.
The Union made a bunch of roster changes this weekend.
First Chris Agorsor never imagined being anywhere but Philadelphia
Carlos Ruiz has signed with the Union.
To quote Zoo with Roy
“For the bell never rings without making me sing
Of the awesome-ful Carlos Ruiz;”
Fred, after his rights moved from the Union to the Revolution, was traded by the Revolution back to DC United where he played before joining the Union
The Union traded Andrew Jacobson to Dallas for a 2013 2nd Round pick,
And while we’re on the topic of former players the Brotherly Game is doing an interview with Andrew Jacobson and Shea Salinas