CHESTER, PA - JULY 18: Aston Villa plays the Philadelphia Union in a friendly at PPL Park on July 18, 2012 in Chester, Pennsylvania. Aston Villa won 1-0. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
If the Philadelphia Union are going to have a legitimate chance of making the playoffs, they are going to have to do a better job of finishing chances.
Kirck Urso, a rookie midfielder for the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer, died Sunday at the age of 22. The cause of death has not been determined, as a autopsy is scheduled for this morning.
In the hours after learning that Columbus Crew rookie midfielder Kirk Urso had died, his teammates, friends, and the wider soccer community took to Twitter to express their an outpouring of grief and prayers for the 22-year-old.
MLS ratings started off horrible when the season began, but in recent weeks they have seen a surge in numbers. This increase is most likely because of the Euro's being showcased on ESPN, as well as a little help from the Olympics.
Apparently Ronaldo stated that some day he would like to come play in the MLS. Which means when he is 35 years old and way past his prime. This is not something to get excited over, but it does feel a little nice to hear one of the best players in the world state this without being asked the question.
The Next franchise in MLS could very well be Orlando City. They currently have a large following in Florida, and with no other MLS team near that region it seems like a good place to start an expansion side. In order to be considered Orlando is tasked to increase attendance and sponsorship's for Home games.
Call it a legitimate complaint. Or call it a big underdog trying to gain some sort of mental edge on the eve of a big game at the Olympics. Either way, the coach of the Canadian women's soccer team took a swipe at the Americans on Sunday, accusing the U.S. team of "highly illegal" tactics.
An otherwise golden day for Britain at the Olympic Games ended in an all too familiar disappointment for soccer fans when the men's team were knocked out after losing a penalty shootout in the quarter-finals on Saturday.