MONTREAL, CANADA - AUGUST 4: Members of the Philadelphia Union pose for a team photo prior to facing the Montreal Impact in their match at the Saputo Stadium on August 4, 2012 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Impact defeated the Union 2-0. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
Apologies for not putting one up yesterday, but when i woke up to submit it my internet was out. I just added those links to today's so enjoy.
MacMath needs to start being a leader on an extremely young back-line. Something that is lacking since Danny Califf was shipped out.
A good breakdown of the game over at Phillysoccerpage. They also rated the players, and none of them except Okugo got a grade above 6. Which is average.
The Union don't move up or down and stay at 14 in the power rankings. San Jose, Houston and Seattle round out the top three, respectively.
Click the jump for more soccer linksMorgan lifts US women to dramatic soccer win - ESPN
The U.S. women score a late winner in extra-time to defeat Canada 4-3 and create a World Cup rematch between U.S. and Japan.
More about Ronaldo wanting to come to MLS when he finishes his career in Europe.
Much like the rest of america, Derek Jeter is captivated by the U.S. womens soccer team.
the goals in the running for MLS goal of the week. One from the Union's game shows up.
Some really good saves up for voting this week.
No Union made the list after a poor showing in Montreal, but a lot of good performances around the league earned others a spot.
Japan reaches the Olympic final for the second major meeting in a row against the U.S. The last meeting came in the World Cup final.
The autopsy for Kirk Urso showed that he suffered no trauma, and instead may have died of natural causes. More tests are still being done to determine the exact cause.
The U.S. no longer have a top flight women's soccer league after the collapse of the WPS earlier this year. Now U.S. Soccer is trying to keep talents like Hope Solo and Alex Morgan on home soil instead of going abroad to Europe. Many were on short term deals with semi-pro clubs prior to the Olympic Campaign.
From the Brotherly Game:
Incase you missed it, Ryan S is doing poetry recaps of the games. This is the first one done, and it is a really good read.
Also Jack did a good piece early yesterday about Freddy Adu needing to step up and become the centerfold of our stagnant offense.