Thursday Morning Union Freekicks: MLS ASG Was... Lame

HARRISON, NJ - JULY 27: Faryd Mondragon #1 of the MLS All-Stars looks on while playing against the Manchester United during the MLS All-Star Game at Red Bull Arena on July 27, 2011 in Harrison, New Jersey. Manchester United won 4-0. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for the New York Red Bulls)

The Philly Soccer Page " 2011 MLS All-Star game in photos
PSP photographer Daniel Gajdamowicz was on hand to capture the action of 2011 MLS All-Star game at Red Bull Arena.

Colombia Stars shine in MLS | Infosurhoy

(Article is in Spanish) "Thirteen of the teams are now in bankruptcy," said Diego Gutierrez, head of recruiting and developing players in the Philadelphia Union, the American newspaper The Oregonian . "They are losing much of its assets-the players, because they can not afford to pay people."

Loyal to the Union | Shore News Today

PHILADELPHIA – It didn’t take long for the Union fans to start sweating.

Video: Faryd Mondragón at the MLS All-Star Game | The Goalkeeper | 07/27/2011

Union goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón talked with The Inquirer's Marc Narducci after playing in the Major League Soccer All-Star Game.

Independence win on late goal, take sole possession of first in WPS | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/27/2011

Midfielder Vero Boquete scored in the 83d minute to give the Independence a 1-0 victory over the Boston Breakers in a Women's Professional Soccer game at Harvard Stadium on Wednesday night.

Union herald experience of high-profile exhibitions | CSN Philly

While the Union focused on a good showing against English Premier League side Everton and Spanish La Liga team Real Madrid in friendly action during the past week, the debate raged about whether MLS teams benefit more than just financially from playing exhibitions of this caliber in the middle of their season.

All-star Mondragon a key to Union's success | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/27/2011

The Union's Faryd Mondragon has had a franchise-altering season that resulted in his selection to Wednesday's Major League Soccer All-Star Game. Along every step, the 40-year-old multilingual goalkeeper has gone out of his way to show his appreciation to people working at all levels of the organization.

Mondragon is Union rep | Philadelphia Daily News | 07/27/2011

IT TOOK LESS than 6 months for Faryd Mondragon to become an MLS All-Star. The Colombian international has only been in MLS since February but his Union teammates use words like "leader," "general" and "security blanket" when referring to him.

Man Utd blasts by MLS All-Stars | Philadelphia Daily News | 07/28/2011

HARRISON, N.J. - Faryd Mondragon didn't get by with any help from his MLS All-Star friends last night, allowing a pair of goals in his first-half start en route to a 4-0 defeat to Manchester United. 

Union's Mondragon, MLS all-stars roughed up by Manchester United, 4-0 | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/28/2011
HARRISON, N.J. - Union goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon and the rest of his all-star teammates got a firsthand look at the explosiveness of Manchester United in the Major League Soccer All-Star Game on Wednesday night. Playing the first half for the MLS all-stars, Mondragon allowed two goals in a 4-0 loss before a sellout crowd of 26,760 at Red Bull Arena.

Union hope confidence from friendlies translates to league play | Philadelphia Union
CHESTER, Pa. — The Union were looking forward to battling Real Madrid all last week. And that’s exactly what they did in a hard-fought 2-1 l...

GA Cup: Union U-17's impress vs. FC Dallas, fall in penalties | Philadelphia Union
MLS Cup champion and two-time MLS All-Star Alecko Eskandarian joined the Union as Youth Technical Director on June 15. Currently in Fri...

Union hope fans won over by strong showing vs. Madrid | Philadelphia Union
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Union didn’t walk off Lincoln Financial Field with a victory after facing Real Madrid in Saturday’s internationa...

Recap: Man. United get red hot, top MLS All-Stars 4-0 | Philadelphia Union
HARRISON, N.J. — Even with Major League Soccer's best on the field, Manchester United’s dominance of the United States continued Wednesday night.I...

Reunion with Beckham brings memories for Mondragón | Philadelphia Union
NEW YORK — In the world of professional soccer, top-notch players will often meet either as either teammates or opponents. When two individuals meet...

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