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Philadelphia Union and MLS News and Notes 1-11-16

The draft is coming up quickly on Thursday. Check out some draft trivia and other news below.

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USMNT Watch: Omar Gonzalez Impresses in Pachuca Debut | Bleacher Report:
It's a USMNT rundown headlined by Omar Gonzalez making his debut for Pachuca. Gonzalez netted an assist on Pachuca's only goal in their 1-1 tie with Club Tijuana.

SOME INTERESTING DRAFT TRIVIA  Some tidbits about the original incarnation of the NASL and other league's drafts | Big Apple Soccer:
With the MLS SuperDraft looming on Thursday, here's a look back at the draft of the original incarnation of the North American Soccer League. There were some, ahem, interesting and memorable picks.

Ranking most influential transactions of the MLS offseason so far | LAG Confidential:
Our friends over at LA Galaxy Confidential have done a ranking of what they feel are the most influential moves of the offseason so far. The Philadelphia Union's trade of Cristian Maidana and Andrew Wenger to the Houston Dynamo made the list.

MLS community rallies behind Real Salt Lake supporter Ryan Terry |
A cool story about the supportive powers of sports, In less than 19 hours Ryan Terry had all of his medical expenses paid in full.