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Sunday Morning Union Free Kicks: Best Friends Forever

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Danny Califf is BFFs with everyone, yo
Danny Califf is BFFs with everyone, yo

I am preparing this at 1:11 AM and on the heals of one of the worst sports day in recent memory in my life, so unfortunately I cannot come up with much to say in the opening paragraph.  Here is your daily source for news and notes regarding regarding Philadelphia Union, MLS, and soccer in general.  Feel free to use this as your daily discussion thread!

Union, Ergotelis Hitting It Off In Crete [Judah Levine, philadelphiaunion.com] - During the Union's time in Greece, a solid bond has formed between the Union and their hosts, Ergotelis F.C. of the Greek Superleague (the highest level of Greek soccer).

Califf, Ruiz Hoping To Re-Kindle MLS Cup Magic [Judah Levine, philadelphiaunion.com] - Danny Califf and Carlos Ruiz won an MLS Cup together with Los Angeles Galaxy back in 2002.  9 years later, they hope some of that magic is still there.

Union Academy Teams Set To Take Shape [Judah Levine, philadelphiaunion.com] - I am including so many links from PU.com because they seem to be the only ones publishing stories on the Union since Saturday morning.

Second Guessing Hans Backe: A Look At The New York Red Bulls' Tactical Options For 2011 [Ben Schneider, Once A Metro] - Know thy enemy.

Gauged Expectations:  What Should We Expect From D.C. United [The AMT, Black And Red United] - Know thy other geographical enemy

Armchair Analyst: Stats Revolution Comes To MLS [Matthew Doyle, MLSsoccer.com] -  Our very own Ben Feldman put up an excellent article on this a couple days ago, but I am literally grasping at straws for links, so here is another perspective on Opta.