While I mentally curse out the MLS for waiting so long to release the schedule, enjoy these Saturday afternoon freekicks, which include news and notes from the Philadelphia Union in addition to other links across SB Nation Soccer. Use this as your daily discussion thread.
MLS Will Release Schedule On February 10, But No Promises On Playoff Format [Jeremiah Oshan, SBNation.com] - This release is one week later than norman and there is still no announcement on the format of the ten-team playoff.
Colombian Forward Tressor Moreno To Union [mls-rumors.net] - Eh, I have a hard time getting excited about this one. Tressor Moreno? Really?
Five Tactical Storylines for Philadelphia [Kevin Kinkead, PhiladelphiaUnion.com] - Kevin Kinkead attempts to answer some tactical questions regarding the Union in 2011.
Colombia, Tactics, Academy, And More Morning News [Ed Farnsworth, Philly Soccer Page] - While you should always be reading Philly Soccer Page, the part that stuck out to me is the few paragraphs in the beginning talking about Colombian soccer players in MLS.
Aston Villa 2-2 Fulham: Match Recap [Aaron Campeau, 7500 To Holte] - After Aston Villa could not put away Fulham in the 1st half, the Cottagers would play better in the 2nd to force a draw.
Post Match Reaction Thread: Wolverhampton 2 Manchester United 0 [CPC, The Busby Babe] - Today I worship the soccer god Kevin Doyle. Also the game was Wolves 2-1 Manchester United, not 2-0.
Newcastle 4-4 Arsenal [Ted Harwood, The Short Fuse] [RKW, Coming Home Newcastle] - And boom goes the dynamite.
Lastly, for those desperate for some Union games, here is their pre-season schedule, with the likely potential of more games to be added later. [PhiladelphiaUnion.com]