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The Philly Soccer Page " When a no-brainer means you have no brain…
How do you reward a player when his excellent performance includes a sensational back heel assist followed by two goals of his own? You bench him. It’s the Union way.

Unholy Union – The fan blog for Phi. Union

What blogger / tweeter / skeeter hasn’t commented on this yet?  Sheanon Williams was outted by his girlfriend on twitter for missing his flight home from Colorado, with Keon Daniel and Danny Mwanga, because they stopped on the way to grab some candy. 

The Philly Soccer Page " Player ratings and analysis: Rapids 1-1 Union

It is disappointing that the Union did not beat the Rapids. At the start of this season I never thought I would be anything less than pleased to see the Union picking up a point at Colorado. So there is a silver lining to this disappointment. It means this team is capable of still more.

America Is Not Ready To Embrace College Rugby Sevens - From Our Editors - SBNation.com

The Rugby 7s didn't get the best of numbers on national television, with a 0.6 on both weekend dates, but it was on national television. That's something.

Pinellas County judge accepts insanity defense in so-called Red Bull case

Stephen Coffeen's lawyer originally claimed his client's actions were a combination of exhaustion and drinking Red Bull. Attorney George Tragos said the result was a psychotic breakdown.

RBNY Fan Etiquette: Leave NY Cosmos Merch at Home - MLS - Yahoo! Sports
"What if the Cosmos turn into the Yankees of Major League Soccer?" --> Then they'd win cups, unlike another NY team.

Califf still steaming about penalty call against Colorado | MLSsoccer.com

"I reached around and got the ball with my right foot and had my hand on his opposite shoulder," Califf said following practice Tuesday. "As soon as he felt my hand, he crumpled. I wasn’t too happy with Pablo after that play."

Grella to train with NY Cosmos | Football News | Sky Sports

Leeds striker Mike Grella has been given permission to train with American side New York Cosmos.

Foul on FIFA | Philadelphia Daily News | 06/08/2011

FIFA, SOCCER'S world governing body, would like to take some time out from all of its alleged backdoor dealings and scandals to make the following decree: Islamic headscarves are a violation of the outfit's dress code and are now banned from all competitions.