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Former Union Player Update: The Railhawks continue to roll; all three Strikers get the start

Posted on 24 May 2011 by Breton Bonnette

Major League Soccer

Andrew Jacobson (FC Dallas) – started and worked a full 90 minutes in the middle for yet another FC Dallas shutout, this time a 0-0 draw with Real Salt Lake, gathered a yellow card in the process (53rd minute) for persistent fouls
Chris Seitz (FC Dallas) – dressed but did not play in the Hoops’ 0-0 tie with Real Salt Lake
 
Fred (DC United) – played the second half in a 2-1 friendly loss to Dutch powers AFC Ajax; Fred had the best chance in the second half for United to equalize but it missed; an 87th minute goal from Vurnon Anita gave Ajax the 2-1 win after Blake Brettschneider had found a 58th equalizer for DC
Shea Salinas (Vancouver) – started and played 83 minutes (replaced by Russell Teibert) in the Caps 1-1 Nutrilite Canadian Championship first leg tie vs. Toronto FC; the winner (second leg is tomorrow night) will qualify for the 2011-2012 CONCACAF Champions League
Alejandro Moreno (Chivas USA) – couldn’t solve the puzzle of the Galaxy’s backline in a 1-0 Superclasico loss; started and went the whole 90 minutes; called up for internationa duty with Venezuela as they prepare for July’s Copa America
Shavar Thomas (Sporting KC) – Kansas City continues to lose and their June 9th stadium opening date can’t come soon enough; dropped a 1-0 loss to Seattle, Thomas did not dress and has barely been playing as of late; still called up for Jamaica’s Gold Cup 2011 campaign
 
Brian Perk (Los Angeles) – did not dress for the 1-0 Superclasico win over Chivas USA
NASL

Brad Knighton (Carolina) – the Railhawks can’t stop winning and Knighton is a huge part of that; he leads the league in saves; started and worked a 3-0  shutout against defending NASL champions Puerto Rico; made some big saves in the process; the Railhawks are now 6-1-1 and still sit in first

Nick Zimmerman (Carolina) – started and went 72 minutes (replaced by Brian Farber) in an impressive 3-0 win over Puerto Rico; Etienne Barbara and Jorge Campos continue to register all of the offensive production but according to Railhawks fans, Zimmerman has been just as influential

Eduardo Coudet (Fort Lauderdale) – started and went 90 minutes in a 0-0 deadlock with the Atlanta Silverbacks; had an opportunity to put Fort Lauderdale up early in the second half but the Strikers had to settle for a tie, now 1-2-4

Toni Stahl (Fort Lauderdale) – started and went all 90 in the Strikers’ 0-0 tie with Atlanta; the roster card has him listed as a midfielder in this one as well; the Strikers will face MLS-bound Montreal next on May 28th

Cristian Arrieta (Fort Lauderdale) – Arrieta started for the first time, working 90 minutes in the midfield for the Strikers’ 0-0 tie with Atlanta; almost assisted on what could have been the gamewinner early on; Arrieta was playing one of his former squads, he won USL MVP with Puerto Rico
 
USL PRO

JT Noone (Harrisburg) – started for Harrisburg in a 3-1 loss to Orlando City; went the full 90 minutes, registering a shot on goal in the process; the City Islanders fall to 1-2-2

Foreign-Based

Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis FC) – Pumas wins the Mexican Clausura; no word on Orozco Fiscal

Dave Myrie (Limon FC) – Myrie was named in Los Ticos’ 31-player preliminary squad for the 2011 Gold Cup early on but did NOT make the final roster released on May 21st; Myrie will most likely get a call up for July’s Copa America however; Los Ticos are set to take on Nigeria this weekend in a Gold Cup tune-up

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Former Union Player Update: Knighton wins NASL honors, Noone heads home, and Chacho strikes again

Posted on 11 May 2011 by Breton Bonnette

All former Union players are now accounted for and more importantly, EMPLOYED!

Major League Soccer

Andrew Jacobson (FC Dallas) – started and went the full 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw with DC United, Jacobson has solidified a starting position at holding midfielder in Schellas Hyndman’s line-up (no easy task), the Hoops are now 3-3-2

Chris Seitz (FC Dallas) – dressed but did not play in the Hoops 0-0 tie with DC United

Fred (DC United) – part of two games last week, mid-week he came on for the last 13 minutes of a 2-1 win over the Seattle Sounders, on Saturday, Fred came on for Chris Pontius in the 81st minute and played 9 plus minutes in a 0-0 stalemate against FC Dallas, earned a yellow card almost immediately upon entry for a reckless tackle, had a late scoring chance that was thwarted by FC Dallas’ keeper Kevin Hartman

Shea Salinas (Vancouver) – came on for Blake Wagner in the 58th minute playing 32+ minutes in a 0-0 draw with the Chicago Fire, is fast becoming one of the first players off the bench for Vancouver now that he’s healthy, the Whitecaps are 1-4-4

Alejandro Moreno (Chivas USA) – played 72 minutes in a 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake, Chivas USA were forced to play two men down after Boyens and Mondaini were ejected early on, Moreno  

Shavar Thomas (Sporting KC) – did not have a regular season game this past week, played 90 minutes in a 2-0 reserve league victory over Real Salt Lake, started at centerback

Brian Perk (Los Angeles) – did not dress for the Galaxy’s 1-1 tie with the New York Red Bulls at the Home Depot Center, also did not play in a May 3rd reserve loss to Chivas USA

NASL

NASL Defensive Player of the Week

Brad Knighton (Carolina)

– won NASL Defensive Player of the Week honors for his role in a 3-1 win over FC Tampa Bay, Knighton started and played all 90 minutes in that match-up, the Railhawks are 3-1-1

Nick Zimmerman (Carolina) – started and played the full 90 minutes in a 3-1 win over FC Tampa Bay, Carolina will now face Coudet, Stahl, and Arrieta’s Fort Lauderdale squad in a big match-up tonight

Eduardo Coudet (Fort Lauderdale) – Chacho continued his penalty taking clinic, converting yet another (his fourth of the season) in a  1-1 tie with Minnesota that saw the Strikers lose their lead late, they will now face Knighton and Carolina in their last game of a four game road trip, the Strikers are 1-3-1 , he is currently tied for second in the league in scoring

Toni Stahl (Fort Lauderdale) – started for the strikers in their 1-1 away tie to Minnesota

Cristian Arrieta (Fort Lauderdale) – seen in practice photos but still has to appear in the starting lineup for the Strikers

USL PRO

JT Noone (Harrisburg) – signed on May 5, 2011, Noone returns to his hometown and was almost immediately thrown into the fire, Harrisburg had their rescheduled home opener vs. Rochester and Tony Donatelli yesterday and won 1-0, Noone came in off the bench and played the last 14 minutes, the Temple graduate played with the City Islanders last season and was eventually snapped up by the Union, after a couple friendly appearances, Noone was released in the offseason

Foreign-Based

Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis FC) – the Mexican Clausura playoffs continue without San Luis FC, still no word on Orozco Fiscal and his future but one can be sure it’s not with San Luis

Dave Myrie (Limon FC) – did not have a game as the Torneo de Verano is in its final stage with Alajuelense holding a 1-0 lead on aggregate vs. San Carlos, the second leg will be played this Saturday, Myrie is rumored to be moving to another team

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Former Union Player Update: A great week for former Zolos, Moreno the star

Posted on 03 May 2011 by Breton Bonnette

In Major League Soccer

Andrew Jacobson (FC Dallas) – FC Dallas beat Los Angeles 2-1 as Jacobson recorded his first point for the Hoops, an assist on their first goal, he featured in all 90 minutes and seems to have solidified his position in Hyndman’s starting XI

Chris Seitz (FC Dallas) – dressed but did not play in FC Dallas’ 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Galaxy

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Alejandro Moreno (Chivas USA)

started and played the full 90 minutes in Chivas USA’s 3-0 shutout of the New England Revolution, Moreno put in a Man of the Match performance registering two assists on the opening goals before providing the icing on the cake with the third and final goal, it was his third goal of the season (3 goals, 2 assists), being called the catalyst of Chivas USA’s attack

Shavar Thomas (Sporting KC) – did not dress for Kansas City’s 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls, should take part in a reserve squad game today vs. Real Salt Lake

Fred (DC United) – started and played 47 minutes as DC United continued their losing ways in a 4-1 loss to the Houston Dynamo, the loss has the club and its boss Ben Olsen worried especially with a game against in-form Seattle tomorrow at 7:30PM

Shea Salinas (Vancouver) – came on as a substitute for Wes Knight in the 66th, worked 24+ minutes in a 2-1 loss to the Columbus Crew, also played 12+ minutes in the Whitecaps’ 1-0  Wednesday road victory over the Montreal Impact in Nutrilite Canadian Championship play, it was his competitive debut for Salinas, the second leg will be played tomorrow in Vancouver

Brian Perk (Los Angeles) – did not dress for Los Angeles’ 2-1 loss to FC Dallas at Pizza Hut Park

In NASL

Eduardo Coudet (Fort Lauderdale) – Coudet scored yet again vs. Puerto Rico, his team-leading 3rd goal, on

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 a 41st minute penalty kick, this one put the Strikers ahead before the goals started pouring on and the game ended a 2-2 tie, it was his third consecutive PK in as many games

Cristian Arrieta (Fort Lauderdale) – did not play in the Strikers 2-2 tie with the Puerto Rico Islanders

Toni Stahl (Fort Lauderdale) – did not play in the Strikers 2-2 tie with the Puerto Rico Islanders

Brad Knighton (Carolina) – started, played 90 minutes, and made several saves in a 1-1 tie with Minnesota, the Railhawks will next meet Coudet, Arrieta, and Stahl in NASL play on May 11th, had a big fingertip save in the 50th minute

Nick Zimmerman (Carolina) – started and played the full 90 minutes in a 1-1 tie with Minnesota, Zimmerman drew the penalty kick (Etienne Barbara converted) in the 58th minute that put Carolina ahead, Minnesota tied it up only 9 minutes later and the game ended in a tie

Foreign-Based

Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis FC) – did not dress or play in San Luis FC’s last game of the Clausura season, a 0-0 tie with Cruz Azul

 David Myrie (Limon FC) – Limon FC did not play this week, Myrie is fully recovered from a previous injury

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JT Noone

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Former Union Player Update: Jacobson, Moreno, Zimmerman, and Chacho shine

Posted on 25 April 2011 by Breton Bonnette

In Major League Soccer

 

Courtesy of MLSSoccer.com

Andrew Jacobson (FC Dallas)

– Jacobson started and played all 90 minutes in a come from behind 2-1 win for FC Dallas in Vancouver, seen in match reports as one of the bright spots for Dallas in the match, picked up a yellow card for a reckless foul in the 66th minute

Chris Seitz (FC Dallas) – dressed but did not play in FC Dallas’ 2-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps

Alejandro Moreno (Chivas USA) – started and played the full 90 minutes in Chivas USA’s first win of the season, a 2-1 decision over San Jose at Buck Shaw Stadium, Moreno scored his second goal of the season, the equalizer in injury time of the first half

Shavar Thomas (Sporting KC) – played 12 plus minutes in a 3-2 loss to the New England Revolution, Thomas entered the game charged with helping the Kansas City defense to preserve a 2-2 at Gillette Stadium, the KC defense failed as a late Rajko Lekic goal gave New England the three points at home

Fred (DC United) – started and played all 90 minutes as DC United fell to earth at home losing 4-0 to a surging New York Red Bull squad led by Thierry Henry

Shea Salinas (Vancouver) – did not dress for Vancouver’s 2-1 loss to FC Dallas

Brian Perk (Los Angeles) – did not dress for Los Angeles’ 3-0 win over the Portland Timbers at the Home Depot Center, dressed but also did not play in the Galaxy’s Reserves 3-1 loss to Portland’s Reserve squad the next day

In NASL

Eduardo Coudet (Fort Lauderdale) – Coudet scored his second goal for the Strikers, another penalty kick converted this time in the 90th minute for the three points over a tough Atlanta squad, the veteran worked all 90 minutes in the win

Cristian Arrieta (Fort Lauderdale) – did not play in the Strikers 2-1 win over the Atlanta Silverbacks

Toni Stahl (Fort Lauderdale) – started and went the distance in the Strikers 2-1 win over Atlanta

Brad Knighton (Carolina) – started, played 90 minutes, and earned a shutout in a 2-0 win over FC Edmonton, was not required to make any saves even though Edmonton had 14 shots, none of which were on target, it was Knighton’s first shutout of the season

Nick Zimmerman (Carolina) – started and played the full 90 minutes in a 2-0 win over FC Edmonton as Carolina continues their domination of the NASL’s Canadian representatives, scored his FIRST goal for Carolina in the 76th minute to put Carolina up 2-0

Foreign-Based

Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis FC) – did not dress or play in the San Luis FC’s 3-1 victory over Santos Laguna in the Mexican Clausura, also did not play in San Luis FC’s 2-0 loss to Libertad in final Copa Libertadores Group Stage play, San Luis FC have failed to qualify for the second round

David Myrie (Limon FC) – Limon FC did not play this week, Myrie is fully recovered from a previous injury

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JT Noone

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Former Union Player Update: Fred registers first point of 2011, Chacho follows suit

Posted on 19 April 2011 by Breton Bonnette

In Major League Soccer

Andrew Jacobson (FC Dallas) – Jacobson started and played 72 minutes in a 3-2 loss to the Portland Timbers at JELD-WEN

Chris Seitz (FC Dallas) – dressed but did not play in FC Dallas’ 3-2 to the Portland Timbers

Alejandro Moreno (Chivas USA) – started and played 90 minutes in a 0-0 deadlock between Chivas USA and the Vancouver Whitecaps at Empire Field

Shavar Thomas (Sporting KC) – played 15 plus minutes in a 1-0 loss to the Columbus Crew, came on after the ejection of Julio Cesar and promptly received a 76th minute caution for a reckless foul

Fred (DC United) – started and played 84 minutes in a convincing 3-0 win over Toronto FC in Toronto, assisted the last goal of the day, a Chris Pontius strike in the 73rd minute, it was Fred’s first point of the new MLS season and his first point in his second stay with DC United

Shea Salinas (Vancouver) – did not dress for Vancouver’s 0-0 tie against Chivas USA at Empire Field, also did not dress or play in the Reserves’ 1-1 tie the next day, was listed as probable for a right knee sprain

Brian Perk (Los Angeles) – dressed but did not play in the Galaxy’s 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire

In NASL

Eduardo Coudet (Fort Lauderdale) – started and went the full 90 minutes in a 1-1 tie with Minnesota, equalized on a 90th minute penalty kick conversion after Brian Shriver was taken, had a good look at goal a couple minutes before that too, it was Coudet’s first goal for the club

Cristian Arrieta (Fort Lauderdale) – did not play in the Strikers 1-1 tie with Minnesota

Toni Stahl (Fort Lauderdale) – did not play in the Strikers 1-1 tie with Minnesota

Brad Knighton (Carolina) – started and played 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over the Montreal Impact, made several saves

Nick Zimmerman (Carolina) – started and played the full 90 minutes in a 2-1 win over the Montreal Impact, was part of the play that led to Carolina’s first goal

Foreign-Based

Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis FC) – has yet to surface as San Luis FC dropped a 2-1 decision to Toluca

David Myrie (Limon FC) – dressed but did not play for Limon FC as they tied Herediano 2-2, it was their second time playing Herediano in a week, Myrie has recovered from an injury that kept him out of previous games

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JT Noone

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Former Union Player Update: Stahl, Moreno, Jacobson, Coudet start

Posted on 12 April 2011 by Breton Bonnette

In Major League Soccer

Andrew Jacobson (FC Dallas) – Jacobson started and played 70 minutes at center midfielder in a 3-0 FC Dallas shutout of defending champions Colorado

Chris Seitz (FC Dallas) – dressed but did not play in FC Dallas’ 3-0 shutout of Colorado at Pizza Hut Park, worked a half in Monday’s reserve win

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Alejandro Moreno (Chivas USA)

– played 90 minutes in a 0-0 deadlock between Chivas USA and the Columbus Crew

Shavar Thomas (Sporting KC) – Kansas City was off this week in regular season play, worked a full 90 minutes in Open Cup qualifying action as Kansas City beat the Houston Dynamo 1-0, it was Kansas City’s first shutout in competitive play of the new year, also played in Monday’s reserve loss to Houston, playing all 90 minutes at centerback

Fred (DC United) – dressed but did not play for DC United in their 1-1 tie with Los Angeles at RFK Stadium, did play midweek however vs. Philadelphia in US Open Cup qualifying, Fred started and played 89 minutes, grabbing a yellow card in the 25th, United eventually won in penalty kicks

Shea Salinas (Vancouver) – dressed but did not play for Vancouver’s midweek tie with New England, a 1-1 draw; did not dress for Vancouver’s Sunday match-up in Houston vs. the Dynamo, a 3-0 loss

Brian Perk (Los Angeles) – did not dress for Los Angeles in their 1-1 tie with DC United

In NASL

Eduardo Coudet (Fort Lauderdale) – started in the Strikers 2-1 loss to FC Edmonton in front of 6,402 and assisted Fort Lauderdale’s only goal in the 48th minute, it was the Strikers first game with their new name, was dangerous most of the game, received a yellow card in the 37th minute

Cristian Arrieta (Fort Lauderdale) – the Strikers did not post a match recap that included lineups for the game, definitely did not start but not sure if he came as a second half substitute in the Strikers 2-1 loss to FC Edmonton

Toni Stahl (Fort Lauderdale) – started in the Strikers 2-1 loss to FC Edmonton

Brad Knighton (Carolina) – started and played 90 minutes in a 2-1 loss to the Puerto Rico Islanders in a game that was elongated by a two hour rain/lightning delay, it was the Railhawks season opener

Nick Zimmerman (Carolina) – started and played 81 minutes in a 2-1 loss to the Puerto Rico Islanders in a game that was elongated by a two hour rain/lightning delay

Foreign-Based

Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis FC) – did not dress for San Luis FC in their 0-0 tie with Necaxa

David Myrie (Limon FC) – did not dress for Limon FC in a 2-0 loss to Herediano, recovering from an injury sustained in Costa Rica’s 2-2 tie with China, expected to be back for Limon’s next match

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JT Noone

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Former Union Player Update: Chacho finds a club, Myrie has decision to make

Posted on 29 March 2011 by Breton Bonnette

In Major League Soccer

Andrew Jacobson (FC Dallas) – played the full 90 minutes in 2-1 friendly loss to Tigres, assisting on the goal and earning a yellow card for dissent in the 53rd minute; Jacobson also dressed but did not play in FC Dallas’ loss to San Jose

Chris Seitz (FC Dallas) – in the same friendly vs. Tigres, Seitz worked one half conceding a goal in the 13th minute; Seitz also dressed this past weekend but did not play in a 2-0 loss to San Jose

Alejandro Moreno (Chivas USA) – was on international duty with Venezuela, scoring in a 2-0 win over Jamaica, will play Mexico today, it was his 3rd goal in 30 appearances for the national team

Shavar Thomas (Sporting KC) – on international duty with Jamaica, started in the Reggae Boyz’ 2-0 loss to Venezuela

Fred (DC United) – played the second half in DC United’s 2-1 loss to New England, received a yellow card in the 68th

Shea Salinas (Vancouver) – did not dress or travel to Philadelphia for Vancouver’s 1-0 loss at PPL Park, recovering from a knee injury

Brian Perk (Los Angeles) – dressed but did not play for Los Angeles in a 4-1 loss to Real Salt Lake

In NASL

Eduardo Coudet (Fort Lauderdale)signed on 3/28/11, has played in several friendlies for the Strikers; “Players like Coudet are very hard to find, his professional experience will be a great addition to our team. We will look to his leadership this season,” said Strikers coach Daryl Shore in a team release.

Foreign-Based

Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis FC) – San Luis FC’s next match is April 2nd, still no word on Orozco Fiscal

David Myrie (Limon FC) – according to this article, Myrie has become one of the best right backs in Costa Rica. Costa Rican powerhouses Alajuelense and Saprissa are reportedly interested in the former Union defender. There was supposed to be a meeting to discuss his future with hometown team Limon FC but it never happened. Played 84 minutes for Los Ticos in a 2-2 draw with China. Gearing up for tomorrow’s match-up with Argentina.

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Cristian Arrieta – was on trial with FC Dallas, not offered a contract

Toni Stahl – the last heard from the Finn was that he was not offered a contract after a trial with Norrkoping

Others yet to find a club: Brad Knighton, Nick Zimmerman, JT Noone

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Eduardo Coudet waived, former player list swells

Posted on 14 February 2011 by Breton Bonnette

Eduardo ‘Chacho’ Coudet is the next casualty as Nowak continues to reconfigure his roster ahead of the 2011 Major League Soccer season. The veteran journeyman worked nine games for the Union before becoming a victim of expendability with the acquisition of US international Brian Carroll from Columbus. The  36-year old originally arrived as a trialist, seen in the locker room almost a month before his actual signing. He was signed after decent appearances in friendlies vs. Celtic FC and Manchester United and another club was added to his impressive resume.

Coudet’s departure brings the Union’s former player list (which we aim to track this year) to eleven total and eight this offseason. Of the eleven, only five have teams as of now. Shea Salinas and Ale Moreno were taken in the expansion draft with Salinas staying in Vancouver and Moreno promptly shipped to Chivas USA. Last year’s cast off Shavar Thomas still has a part to play in Kansas City while Chris Seitz (re-entry draft) will continue his battle behind Kevin Hartman in Dallas. The likes of Fred (re-entry draft), Knighton (waived), Stahl (waived), Arrieta (waived) and now Coudet are still searching with Stahl probably the closest to finding employment with reported nibbles from IFK Norrkoping of the Swedish Allsvenskan. It would be surprising to find Knighton without a Major League Soccer back-up job come March but NASL/USL could be the way to go for maximum playing time. Fred is rumored to be looking at a possible return to the A-League in Australia or to his native Brazil while Arrieta should certainly find his way back into NASL/USL very shortly.

Expect a flurry of movement over the next couple weeks, something Nowak alluded to in last week’s conference call with Philadelphia Union media.

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POLL: Knighton waived, is it a good move?

Posted on 26 January 2011 by Breton Bonnette

Photo credit, Terry McLaughlin, ASN Philly

Another move from the Philadelphia Union technical staff that came to no surprise for some but certainly baffled others. The answer to why Brad Knighton had not reported to training camp, which started Monday, was now clear. The owner of the Union’s first ever clean sheet is not in Piotr Nowak’s cards as the turnover of last season’s goalkeeping core is now complete. Brian Perk waived mid to late last season, Chris Seitz lost in the first ever Re-Entry Draft, and now Brad Knighton. Enter Faryd Mondragon, 39-year old Bundesliga vet, and his newly appointed protege, rookie Zac MacMath.

A 25-year old keeper making peanuts in Major League Soccer and with a little bit of first-team experience should have no trouble finding a job. In fact, there is word he already has interest. The attention, however, now turns to whether or not Mondragon and MacMath can carry the load this season. With a 30-player roster, many wonder why he couldn’t have been placated and kept on the roster. Did he want out?

As for further paring of last year’s roster, another training camp absentee is Eduardo “Chacho” Coudet. The journeyman has reportedly been garnering interest in his home country of Argentina and there’s a good chance we won’t see him returning to the Zolos for 2011.

The former Union players list is starting to get relatively long…(see our Profiles section).

Union fans, as always, please share your thoughts below!

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Union sign journeyman Eduardo ‘Chacho’ Coudet

Posted on 23 July 2010 by Breton Bonnette

The Union have finally come out and said it…

The new guy...

Eduardo Coudet is a signed man. After several weeks with the squad (around a month to be exact) and two international friendlies, the 35-year old Argentine midfielder is now a member of the Union.

In two public appearances for the squad, he has proven he has the vision and composure to central midfield to make up for a lack of pace and natural fitness. ASN Philly’s Sam Toma had the chance to assess him vs. Celtic FC (where he assisted Sebastien Le Toux’s gamewinner) and against Manchester United. See below:

Eduardo Coudet, 6 – Making his first appearance in a Union uniform. Played aside Miglioranzi in the center of the diamond the 4 midfielders form.  Seemed a bit uneven at the outset, laying off and going for long balls instead of maintaining the buildup, but showed patience when he found himself in space just atop the penalty box.  He managed to hold the ball just long enough to allow Sebastien Le Toux to find space along the defensive line, then put the ball through beautifully to put Seba in for the game’s only goal.  At 35, not sure what promise this journeyman shows as part of a developing franchise, but on this night, he looked to be a stabilizing force. – vs. Celtic FC

Eduardo Coudet, 5.5 – He must be performing well in training, because the team is looking to feed him in the midfield to allow him to link to the attack.  While he does try earnestly to help defensively, his movements are simply awkward back there. Altogether, though, a much more complete showing from the trialist this time around. – vs. Manchester United

Coudet should link up – as he has during the friendlies – with Stefani Miglioranzi in the midfield to form a pairing capable of shutting down the middle of the field and jumpstarting attacks. Though the verdict is still out and will be for some time, we will most likely see him starting come next Saturday vs. the Revolution.

What do you think of the signing? His performances vs. Celtic FC and Manchester United?

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