February 8, 2016 ROSTERS RELEASED
CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying
MIAMI -- Soccer News Net College Boot winner Kadeisha Buchanan (Canada) was among players listed on rosters for the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, scheduled Feb. 10-21 in Dallas and Houston.
February 6, 2016 LOTS IN RESERVE
Union falls to Armada in preseason opener
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Philadelphia Union opened preseason with a 1-0 loss to the Jacksonville Armada FC at Community First Park at The Baseball Grounds Saturday night. The Union used 31 players, each receiving at least a half hour of playing time.
February 3, 2016 ON SCHEDULE
Edu's rehab on track for 2016 season
Maurice Edu struggled in more ways than one down the stretch last season. In addition to all his team's losses – 17 of them, to be exact – the Philadelphia Union center back and captain was dealing with pain from a sports hernia. Edu had surgery in October and is still on the mend.
February 2, 2016 RELEASED
Evans, Orozco return to clubs
U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann has released defenders Brad Evans and Michael Orozco after both were in the starting lineup for a 3-2 win over Iceland Sunday.
McDermott, the Philadelphia Union’s new Chief Business Officer, will have responsibility for overseeing the club’s business operations and working closely with their USL team, Bethlehem Steel FC, and the Philadelphia Union Academy.
January 30, 2016 SUPPORTER'S CHOICE
Monmouth's Murphy leads College Boot fan vote
Monmouth junior forward Erica Murphy has been selected as the winner of the Women's College Boot Supporter's Choice award. Murphy received the most votes from soccer fans in the annual Soccer News Net poll recognizing the national player of the year.
January 29, 2016 PROMISING BLEND
Steelers sign seven for inaugural season
Nick Bibbs, Amoy Brown, James Chambers, Seku Conneh, Josh Heard, Raymond Lee and Ken Tribbett will join Bethlehem Steel FC for its inaugural season, the team announced Friday. Brown, Chambers and Conneh will join the club after receipt of their International Transfer Certificate and P-1 Visas.
January 29, 2016 SHAPING UP
Union begin rigorous preseason
After finishing 10-17-7 and missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six seasons, the Philadelphia Union clearly needed to make changes. That they’ve done.
January 29, 2016 DEFENDER ADDED
Michael Orozco joins U.S. for Iceland clash
Defender Michael Orozco has been added to the roster for the U.S. Men’s National Team match against Iceland Sunday afternoon. Orozco was set to be available for training Friday and return to Club Tijuana on Sunday evening.
January 28, 2016 GOING TO GRENADA
Sanchez leads U-17 qualifying roster
U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team coach B.J. Snow Thursday named a 20-player roster for the 2016 CONCACAF U-17 Women's Championship in St. George's, Grenada, from March 3-13. The top three finishers will qualify for the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan Sept. 30-October 21. Southern California Blues SC's Ashley Sanchez leads the way, having scored 11 goals in six matches for the team, plus converting the deciding goal as the U.S. won the U-20 qualifying title last month.
January 28, 2015 NEW U20 LEAGUE PLANNED
EDP Super League targets national footprint
EAST BRUNSWICK NJ --A new Under 20 league that hopes to achieve a national footprint is being formed by EDP. Several clubs have already been invited to join the EDP Super Club U20 League, which will begin an open application process within the next week.
January 26, 2016 NEW HOME
City Islanders will play at Metro Bank Park
HARRISBURG, Penn.---After playing at one of the worst facilities in the United Soccer League, the Harrisburg City Islanders will be moving to Metro Bank Park, home of the AA baseball Harrisburg Senators, at least while they try to get funding for a new stadium of their own.
January 26, 2016 INAUGURAL SCHEDULE
Bethlehem Steel opens at Montreal
Bethlehem Steel FC will open its first season in the USL with a visit to FC Montreal March 25 and play its inaugural home match against FC Cincinnati at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 3, the team announced Tuesday.
January 21, 2016 STARTING UP
Union announce preseason plans
The Philadelphia Union will begin preseason training at the University of Pennsylvania Sunday, the team announced Thursday. The Union will host its annual open training session for fans at YSC Sports in Wayne, Pa., from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday.
January 20, 2016 LINED UP
USL set with 29 teams
The USL Wednesday announced the alignment, plus regular season and playoff format for the 2016 USL season, with 29 teams set to compete in the league’s sixth season.
January 20, 2016 RETURNING
Union re-signs Brian Carroll
The Philadelphia Union has re-signed midfielder Brian Carroll, the team announced Wednesday. Carroll, 34, has been with the Union since 2011 and was a part of MLS’s inaugural free agency class this offseason before electing to re-sign with the Union.
January 19, 2016 TWO MORE PICKS
Union drafts defender Lurie, midfielder Missimo
The Philadelphia Union selected Mitchell Lurie and Cole Missimo in the final rounds of the MLS SuperDraft Tuesday. The Union selected Lurie with the third pick in the third round (No. 44 overall) and Missimo with the third pick in the fourth round (No. 64 overall).
After she was chosen by Sky Blue FC as the second overall selection in the National Women's Soccer League college draft Friday morning, the Costa Rican international will be an integral part of the team.
January 15, 2016 GOING FOR DEPTH
Union bulk up the backline at MLS SuperDraft
Heading into the 2016 MLS SuperDraft, it was obvious that the Union needed help on the backline. They selected Georgetown defenders Joshua Yaro (No. 2) and Keegan Rosenberry (No. 3). Philadelphia then nabbed Creighton midfielder Fabian Herbers at No. 6 and George Mason left back Taylor Washington at No. 23.
January 15, 2016 NWSL DRAFT
BALTIMORE--The National Women's Soccer League conducted its 2016 College Draft Friday afternoon at the Baltimore Convention Center. Forty players were selected over four rounds. With the No. 1 overall pick, the Portland Thorns FC selected University of Virginia defender Emily Sonnett. Full results follow.
January 14, 2016 SOLID SUPERDRAFT
Union nab four solid prospects
Until they prove their mettle in a Philadelphia Union uniform, no one will ever know if Thursday's four MLS SuperDraft selections will be considered successful. They sure look good on paper, though.
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber Thursday afternoon said that the league is "evaluating, very closely," testing instant replay with the USL this year.
First round selections
The first round selections in Thursday's MLS SuperDraft held at the Baltimore Convention Center as part of the National Soccer Coaches Association of American convention.
January 12, 2016 SUBBING IN
Sean Johnson replaces Hamid at U.S. camp
U.S. Men's National Team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has made one change to the roster for the January training camp. Goalkeeper Sean Johnson will report to U.S. Soccer's National Training Center to replace D.C. United’s Bill Hamid.
January 12, 2016 SPEEDY MOVE
Union acquires Walter Restrepo from Cosmos
The Philadelphia Union have acquired winger Walter Restrepo from the New York Cosmos for an undisclosed transfer fee, the club announced Tuesday. Michael Lahoud will join New York on loan for the duration of the 2016 season.
January 7, 2016 THIRD ROUND PAIRINGS
US Open Cup play resumes April 2
CHICAGO - The pairings for the Third Open Division Qualifying Round of the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup have been finalized. The six fixtures will take place across the country from April 2-3 and qualify the match winners for the tournament proper.
January 7, 2016 HONORING TONY
Meola to get Hall induction at NJ youth dinner
EAST WINDSOR, NJ ¯ Tony Meola, currently the coach of the Jacksonville Armada of the North American Soccer League will be inducted into the NJ Youth Soccer Hall of Fame at NJ Youth Soccer’s 28th Annual Awards Dinner which will take place on January 8, 2016 at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ.
January 7, 2016 SEVENTH SEASON
Union will open at Dallas, close against Red Bulls
The Philadelphia Union released its 34-match regular season schedule Thursday, following the official announcement from MLS. The Union will open its seventh season at FC Dallas March 6 and conclude the season at Talen Energy Stadium against the New York Red Bulls Oct. 23. The team’s home opener will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 20 against New England with the game aired live on 6abc.
January 6, 2016 DRAFT ELIGIBLE
NCAA champion Nittany Lions feature on NWSL list
A total of 145 players are eligible for selection in the NWSL College Draft, the league announced Wednesday. The draft will take place at 10 a.m. ET Friday, Jan. 15 at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention in Baltimore.
January 4, 2016 LEADING THE YOUTH
Friedel, Namazi take over U19s, U18s
CHICAGO - U.S. Soccer has appointed three-time World Cup veteran Brad Friedel as Head Coach of the U-19 Men's National Team and former Iran National Team assistant coach Omid Namazi to lead the U-18 MNT program.
December 23, 2015 TAKING OVER THE 17s
U.S. Soccer tabs John Hackworth
CHICAGO - U.S. Soccer has appointed former Philadelphia Union coach John Hackworth as the head coach of the U-17 Men’s National Team. He replaces Richie Williams, who has been named assistant coach of Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer.
December 22, 2015 SHIFT IN SAN ANTONIO
Scorpions drop out, Spurs to operate USL team
One of the most successful franchises in the North American Soccer League is dropping out of the league. The San Antonio Scorpions have announced that as a result of a sale of Toyota Field to the City of San Antonio and Bexar County, and a subsequent agreement with the San Antonio Spurs, the team will cease operating.