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Jeremiah White to Saudi Arabia?

January 9, 2010 Leave a comment

Multiple sources are reporting that Jeremiah White’s next team will not be the Union, or any team in MLS, or any team in Europe. Rather, it seems the winger is set on a move to Saudi side Al-Ettifaq. From No Short Corners:

Let’s begin with Jeremiah White, who seems to have been switched over to Saudi team Al-Ettifaq. The club owner also owns Qatari outfit Al-Sailiya, but has apparently decided that the American would be better suited for his Saudi crew. I am trying to reach Jeremiah for a confirmation and his thoughts on the matter. The Commandos currently sit 9th in the 12-team Saudi top flight, four points shy of extracurricular cup berths and six points clear of the drop zone.

Say it ain’t so Jeremiah!

Back! Plus: Update on Long Tan, Danny Mwanga, Jeremiah White, etc. etc.

December 30, 2009 Leave a comment

First, apologies for the silent blog. After a painfully hectic/busy/exhausting six months, I decided to actually take the “vacation” part of “Christams vacation” to heart–thus my utter silence recently, both in the Twitter world and the blogging world. Even though I’d love to take another week-long break, things here just starting to get off the ground, and Union-land keeps getting better and better.

So, here we go.

1. I spoke to David Wells, Long Tan‘s step-father, who told me that the former Chinese U-19 international has not yet heard back from the Union regarding the open tryout. Since emails were already sent to the callbacks, it’s fair to say that Long Tan will not be at the second round of tryouts. Mr. Wells told me that the Long was frustrated with his performance, especially in the 7 v. 7 session, a frustration that is easy to sympathize with. Twenty minutes hardly seems like enough time to impress Mr. Nowak, especially when you’re playing with guys you just met (and who could be Donny Bonaduce).

There is a lot of interest out there in the tryouts, so I will continue trying to dig up as much as I can about the other players called back.

Danny Mwanga

Danny Mwanga*

2. Danny Mwanga to go first? Ives Galarcep reports that Danny Mwanga of Oregon State is not only a likely Generation Adidas signing, he’s also a likely #1 pick, as the Union has been pushing hard for MLS to sign the young striker.

Now I’m a little surprised, to be honest, and I’m not that familiar with Mwanga,  so I’ll wait to analyze this. But if Nowak is chasing him hard–and if he’s really been offered a hefty GA sum–then I’m willing to be believe he just might be the player the Union need up front.

3. Jeremiah White said to be in talks with the Union. This we more or less knew. But White has also made it clear that any MLS team that signs him will need to meet certain salary requirements:

“I have two children and it’s important to me that this next contract put us in a good position financially, so I will look at all of my options and probably do what’s best for my family.”

Of course, “a good position financially” could mean anything, so I’ll assume for the time being that White really means “a very comfortable position financially.” Although he won’t be getting a DP slot (at least I hope not) and the team won’t break the bank on him, so long as his salary demands aren’t too absurd the Union can likely meet them (thanks to Nowak’s cheap selections in the expansion draft).

*Photo from osubeavers.com

Boring monday

December 7, 2009 Leave a comment

In the soccer world, Monday’s suck. Hungover from all that weekend goodness, all you need is just a little something to keep you going. But what do you get? Nothing.

So here are a few possibly delicious links to try to sustain yourself:

Lee Nguyen: Vietnam Superstar. An old link but a good link: for all of you wondering what the hell is going on with Lee Nguyen, This is American Soccer has an interview (hey, soccernet, why is it that bloggers are always out-reporting you?). Looks like the kid might be going to Dallas. Good for him and MLS, bad for his unpronounceable Vietnam team.

US to face Honduras in January friendly (Soccer by Ives)

Philadelphia Union putting out roots. Nothing too exciting here, but it’s good to read about the Union making connections with local youth teams.

Wayne Rooney sleeps through World Cup draw, admits that the US is a good team. (Guardian)

The only other soccer goodness today: Danish Superliga action. Benny Feilhaber and (future Unioner?) Jeremiah White should see the field today. Check your local illegal p2p site for live feeds.

Jeremiah White to the Union?

November 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Ives Galracep is reporting that Jeremiah White may be moving back to the states to sign with MLS. If he does, the Union may snatch him up, since they are first in allocation order.

Would this be a good move for the Union? Although I haven’t seen White play for Aarhus, he is a consistent starter for a good team in a fairly tough league. Can’t argue against that. Also: White was born in D.C. and (according to Wikipedia, at any rate) went to school in Haverford, just 9 miles outside of Philly. So the Union might get a top quality starter, and fans might finally get their local boy.