David Myrie, who was the Union's Corben Bone before Corben Bone was the Union's Corben Bone, somehow wound up playing in Costa Rica's World Cup Quarterfinal match against the Netherlands. Los Ticos took the Dutch to penalty kicks, however lost when Tim Krul stopped Michael Umaña's shot. We'd like to think that if David Myrie would have taken it that Costa Rica would be lining up against Lionel Messi and Argentina.
Also in World Cup news, Faryd Mondragon and Carlos Valdes saw their World Cup come to an end against Brazil in what was a contentious affair. While speculation is rampant on whether or not Valdes will return to Philadelphia, Mondragon ended all speculation by confirming that he was retiring after the World Cup.
We were very fortunate to have his services in Philadelphia in 2011 and wish him well in the next phase of his life.
AZ Alkmaar tweeted today that Freddy Adu was on trial with the Dutch Eredivisie side.
Good luck on your trial @AZAlkmaar @FreddyAdu! We hope @JozyAltidore has inspired you! #USMNT @ussoccer— AZ (@AZAlkmaar3) July 6, 2014
This comes after an unsuccessful trial with Stabæk in the Norwegian Tippeligaen with former USMNT boss Bob Bradley. Just a thought - if you're not good enough for Coach Sweatpants, you're probably not good enough for a Dutch side known for "Total Football 2.0".
As reported by our friends with The Goat Parade, Gabriel Farfan has signed with Liga MX side Chiapas FC. Garfan was on trial with Jaguares during the 2014 Clausura, and although he didn't see many minutes he apparently did enough to impress Manager Sergio Bueno while there.
Former Union goalkeeper Chris Seitz played 72 minutes in FC Dallas' 2-1 win over the Union on the 4th of July before coming off after apparently hurting his knee during a goalkick. While Seitz is still somewhat of a punchline here, he is a good human being and we wish him a speedy recovery from what is currently being labeled "a right quadriceps injury".