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Harada, Mascarenhas, Soroka called back for second round of open tryouts

Brian Mascarenhas


Shintaro Harada, standout midfielder for USL-2 side Crystal Palace Baltimore, Brian Mascarenhas, former  Tottenham Hotspur youth player and US U15-U18 international, and Ryan Soroka, also a former U-17 international, have been called back for the second round of tryouts with the Philadelphia Union. About 26 players total have been invited back.

The second round of tryouts will be on the 24th of January at the YSC complex in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

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  1. Elizabeth
    December 23, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Who are the other 23?

    • K.M. Morris
      December 23, 2009 at 6:58 pm

      I’ve only been able to find out about these three. I’m trying to find out who the rest are but it will probably have to wait until after the holidays.

  2. A. Kelly
    December 24, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Not to question or doubt your information but Where did you find this information? And is it an honest source? I have heard that call backs have not yet been made yet. And do you know how these players were informed by email or phone?

    • K.M. Morris
      December 24, 2009 at 1:43 pm

      Hi A. Kelly,
      That’s a totally reasonable concern. I wouldn’t have posted this if I wasn’t extremely confident in my sources. Callbacks were definitely made and they were made by email. Sorry I can’t be more specific right now . . . like I said, we’ll have to wait until after the holidays to dig into it more.

  3. L. Washingtion
    December 24, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Do you know if Maurice Hughes was one of the other callbacks?? He a pacey left mid, one of the players who had already played professionaly.

  4. Bobby
    December 30, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Any further results on who was asked back for the second round?

    • K.M. Morris
      December 30, 2009 at 4:19 pm

      None, except that it seems Long Tan has not been called back. I just got back from week-long vacation but I will try to get in touch with more people and see if I can dig up any more names.

  5. Crappy
    January 6, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Any word on other callbacks or updates on the trials, KM?

    • K.M. Morris
      January 6, 2010 at 5:01 am

      None yet. I’ll try to dig up some more over the next couple of weeks but can’t promise anything.

    • K.M. Morris
      January 6, 2010 at 6:42 pm

      I spoke with a Union rep today–they’re not planning on releasing names on their own, and the media are not invited to the second round of tryouts. So . . . same as yesterday and the day before. I’ll reach out to some people and see if any more names come up.

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