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Friday Morning Union Freekicks: Goodbye 2010

COLUMBUS OH - OCTOBER 24:  Jordan Harvey #2 of the Philadelphia Union collars Brian Carroll #16 of the Columbus Crew as Carroll kicks the ball on October 24 2010 at Crew Stadium in Columbus Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS OH - OCTOBER 24: Jordan Harvey #2 of the Philadelphia Union collars Brian Carroll #16 of the Columbus Crew as Carroll kicks the ball on October 24 2010 at Crew Stadium in Columbus Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Before we get to the links, where's the party at tonight?  As we kiss 2010 goodbye, despite it's ups and downs, it was one hell of a year for Philadelphia sports - especially the Beautiful Game.

Join the discussion below...and be safe tonight.

Carroll Feeling Positive Despite Trade Upheaval [MLSSoccer.com, Dave Zeitlin] - The veteran midfielder enjoyed his time in Columbus playing for the Crew, but he's looking forward to being part of a team that has the potential to be "dangerous."

2010: The Best and Worst of Philly Soccer [Philly Soccer Page, Dan Walsh] - The Union, PPL Park opens, the Independence gain street cred, and much more.

The Year's Top Stories #2: PPL Park Opens [Philly Soccer News] - Enough said...maybe I'll finally get to see a game at home this year

MLS Offseason Transactions [MLSSoccer.com] - One stop shopping for all of the offseason transactions.

Countdown of Top 25 Stories of 2010: #7-#4 [MLSSoccer.com] - USMNT, Donovan in the EPL, and Qatar (So Qatar'd).

Five Underappreciated Players in MLS [Goal.com, Kyle McCarthy] - No Philly guys get a nod, but check out the good write-up on players from Columbus, Colorado, Kansas City, Houston and Los Angeles.

LA Galaxy Signs Frankie Hedjuk [Yahoo.com] - The southern California native joins his home team after spending the last eight seasons with Columbus.

Donovan's Goal the "Moment of the Year" [MLSSoccer.com] - We all know where we were when this happened.  Amazing stuff.