CHESTER, PA - JUNE 27: Danny Mwanga #10 and Sebastien Le Toux #9 of the Philadelphia Union celebrate Mwanga's goal against the Seattle Sounders FC at the PPL Park stadium opener on June 27, 2010 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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MLS Releases Generation adidas List for MLS SuperDraft [Goal.com, J.R. Eskilson] - Ben talked about this at length yesterday and how it effects the Union. Here's is Goal.com's breakdown of all of the players that fall under the classification.
Okugo Added to Rongen's January Training Camp Roster [USSoccer.com] - The midfielder, who already has some international duty under his belt, will join the U.S.'s U-20 Men's National Team Camp which is set for Jan. 2-13 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Countdown of Top 25 Stories of 2010: #13-#8 [MLSSoccer.com] - It's countdown season, guys!
2010: A Year of Philly Soccer for the Ages [Philly Soccer Page, Ed Farnsworth] - A good overview of the Union, USMNT, and international friendlies in the past year, as well as much more.
The Year's Top Stories #3: Independence Make it to Championship Game [Philly Soccer News] - Only two expansion teams in American professional soccer have ever won a championship in their first season - Philadelphia Atoms of the North American Soccer League in 1973 and the Chicago Fire in 1998.
Player in My Pocket: Michael Bradley [7500 to Holte, Aaron Campeau] - Our friends over the Villa blog look at USMNT favorite Michael Bradley.
Sixers defeat Suns 123-110 behind Holiday, Nocioni and Turner [Liberty Ballers, Derek Bodner] - Since Philly fans have been spoiled with mostly excellent play from the local pro teams, the Sixers are easily forgotten about. Although it seems like they've been rebuilding for years, they may finally be at the point where something is slowly starting to come together.