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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


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


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


JT Noone

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Former Union Player Update: Knighton, Zimmerman, and Stahl all surface

Posted on 04 April 2011 by Breton Bonnette

In Major League Soccer

Andrew Jacobson (FC Dallas) – Jacobson dressed but did not play in FC Dallas’ loss to Columbus

Chris Seitz (FC Dallas) – Seitz also dressed this past weekend but did not play in a 2-0 loss to Columbus

Alejandro Moreno (Chivas USA) – continued his scoring ways with the Chivas USA’s lone goal (having just returned from international duty with Venezuela) in a 1-1 tie on road vs. Toronto FC, it was his first goal of the MLS season and for Chivas USA

Shavar Thomas (Sporting KC) – came back from international duty with Jamaica and played 8 minutes in Sporting Kansas City’s 3-3 tie with Vancouver, while with the Reggae Boyz, Thomas helped in a 3-2 win over El Salvador on March 31st

Fred (DC United) – played 8 minutes in DC United’s 4-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids on Sunday

Shea Salinas (Vancouver) – did not dress for Vancouver in a thrilling comeback vs. Sporting Kansas City, recovering from a knee injury

Brian Perk (Los Angeles) – did not dress for Los Angeles in their 1-0 win over Philadelphia


Eduardo Coudet (Fort Lauderdale) – will wear #88 for the Strikers, may have played in the Strikers’ last preseason match-up, a 3-1 win over Florida Gulf Coast University, before their April 9th opener vs. Edmonton

Cristian Arrieta (Fort Lauderdale) – will wear #26 for the Strikers, signed on March 30, 2011,  may have played in the Strikers’ last preseason match-up, a 3-1 win over Florida Gulf Coast University, before their April 9th opener vs. Edmonton

Toni Stahl (Fort Lauderdale) signed on April 1, 2011, will wear #5 for the Strikers, may have played in the Strikers’ last preseason match-up, a 3-1 win over Florida Gulf Coast University, before their April 9th opener vs. Edmonton

Brad Knighton (Carolina)close to being signed by the Railhawks, Knighton played a half in a 2-1 preseason win over the Wilmington Hammerheads, should be on the roster for the first game of the season this weekend vs. Puerto Rico

Nick Zimmerman (Carolina)close to being signed by the Railhawks, Zimmerman scored in Carolina’s 2-1 preseason win over Wilmington, it was Carolina’s first goal in the last four preseason matches, should be on the roster for the first game of the season this weekend vs. Puerto Rico


Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis FC) – did not dress for San Luis FC’s 3-2 loss to Queretaro, still unsure of his status

David Myrie (Limon FC) – did not dress in Limon FC’s 3-1 win over Puntarenas, they now sit in second place, Myrie was on international duty with Costa Rica, did not play in Costa Rica’s 0-0 tie with Argentina on March 30th


JT Noone

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Former Union Player Update: Only Jacobson and Moreno see time

Posted on 21 March 2011 by Breton Bonnette

Can you  believe it? We’re at the point – only one year into our competitive existence – that we can follow our former players. Many of them were only here a little while, yet several left a mark. We’ll be tracking them all season. If you see any changes or have any new information, pass it on!

In Major League Soccer

Andrew Jacobson (FC Dallas) – played 18 minutes in FC Dallas’ home opener 1-1 tie vs. Chicago

Chris Seitz (FC Dallas) – dressed, but did not play

Alejandro Moreno (Chivas USA) – played a full 90 minutes in a 3-2 loss to Sporting Kansas City

Shavar Thomas (Sporting KC) – did not dress for Sporting, will be on international duty for Jamaica as they prepare for games on March 25th and 27th

Fred (DC United) – did not dress for United

Shea Salinas (Vancouver) – did not dress for Vancouver, still recovering from a knee injury sustained during preseason

Brian Perk (Los Angeles) – dressed but did not play for both of LA’s games this past week as back-up to Josh Saunders, the Galaxy went 1-0-1 in the process


Michael Orozco Fiscal (San Luis FC) – the whereabouts of Orozco Fiscal are unknown, no word of his actual return to San Luis on their website, one can assume he is training with the first team

David Myrie (Limon FC) – did not feature in Limon’s 1-1 tie with Perez Zeledon, has featured regularly however as Limon sits 3rd in the Costa Rican Primera Division


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, Eduardo Coudet, Nick Zimmerman, JT Noone

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Philadelphia Union vs. San Jose Earthquakes: Player Ratings

Posted on 11 July 2010 by stoma

Chris Seitz (GK) 6: Seriously looked in control, marshaling his defense into the proper position and directing traffic throughout the game.  Ultimately, tough to judge Seitz’s performance here.  While things such as his perfectly struck goal kick leading to Fred’s goal, his direction of the defense on balls coming through to him, and his strong play on set pieces play as high positives, he only saw 3 shots on goal and 2 of them ended up in the back of the net.  Look for continuing positive progression, however, as the blame for either goal could not be honestly be placed at his feet.

Michael Orozco Fiscal (RB) 6- After being returning from his suspension, he stepped right in and confidently struck a long shot that barely missed in the 12th minute.   For the rest of the game, however, he was tasked with holding back for the most part while his opposite wing, Jordan Harvey, took on the offensive responsibilities asked of the wing backs.

Danny Califf (CB) 6.5: He and Chris Seitz are really clicking now. The continuity of the relationship is beginning to show and, despite his demonstrative nature, one cannot help but note that the captain has been a calming influence on his goalkeeper, if not, unfortunately, the other members of the back four.   If there is a failing with Califf, it is an apparent failure to lead communication amongst his fellow defenders.  He is great at going it alone, single-handedly stopping and clearing several potential attacks per game.  But, when coordination is required, such as on the eventual equalizer at the end of the 1st half, Danny has not quite proven his mettle for this team yet.

Cristian Arrieta (CB) 5.5: As has sadly become a pattern this season, his failure to cover for the wing backs pressing up led to Cornell Glen running unmolested to the front of the goal and easily putting away the pass from Chris Wondolowski in the 46th minute to tie up the game at the time.  However, he was able to break his nasty habit of laying off strikers and giving them room to operate, stepping up and blocking a couple of attempted shots in the 2nd half.

Jordan Harvey (LB) 6.5: Much like during the Seattle game, asked to push up from the back in the 1st half, almost creating a 2nd goal on a cross from the left side in the 37th minute.  Really seems to have developed a feel for where the attackers want the ball served.  Caught up in the 46th minute when Wondolowski received a long ball and found Cornell Glen, compounded by the fact that Arrieta never picked Glen up and let him run free to the mouth of the goal for the equalizer.  Was asked to handle most of the offensive responsibilities from the back without recent wing back partner Shea Salinas in the starting lineup.

Fred (MID) 7 *ASN PHILLY MAN OF THE MATCH*: In a bit of a tactical change, Fred began the game as an attacking midfielder on the left wing.  This paid off in the 14th minute when he received Danny Mwanga’s flick-on of a goal kick in stride and banged it home past Jon Busch to open the scoring.  Almost scored a spectacular 2nd goal in the 37th minute on a volley of Jordan Harvey’s cross that went just wide of the far post.  Was able to move to the middle when Salinas came on in the 65th minute.  From there, he provided his unique mix of holding and creating, using his considerable dribbling ability to link the midfield with the attack.  Came off for extra striker Jack McInerney in the 81st minute.

Stefani Miglioranzi (MID) 6: Another quiet yet effective game for Miglioranzi.  An excellent job of holding the ball in the midfield until others could join him from the back and another stellar job of serving as the de facto 5th defender.  In danger of being taken for granted as a result of his uncanny consistency, but every bit a necessary stabilizing force for this burgeoning squad.

Sebastien Le Toux (MID) 6: For possibly the first time this season, it could honestly be said that Seba looked off in the 1st half tonight.  He had a series of unproductive touches in the final third and inexplicably stopped a run that would have put him in on a through-ball from Andrew Jacobson.  He appeared to come to life early in the 2nd half when he chased down a ball from Ale Moreno intended for Danny Mwanga and created a scoring chance from it.  For the rest of the way, looked his pacy, energetic self but, like Mwanga, failed to finish his numerous chances.

Andrew Jacobson (MID 6)- Looked to actively participate in the offense, taking a long shot in the 16th and nearly hitting Le Toux on a lovely through ball later on in the 1st half.  Jacobson could develop into the reliable option at one of the wing midfield spots that this team has been seeking, having already run through Shea Salinas, Roger Torres and Kyle Nakazawa along with the core 3 with uneven results.  Was not able to make as influential an impact in the 2nd half, ultimately leading to his coming off for Salinas in the 65th minute.

Danny Mwanga (FWD) 6.5: The touches are still brilliant, and every time he is in the proximity of a 50/50 ball, you just feel as though he’s going to win it, but after his torrid scoring stretch, there was bound to be a game where he got his chances but just could not finish.  This was it.  All told, he still had a pretty darn good game, with an assist on Fred’s goal by way of a flick-on of Chris Seitz’s goal kick.  Still needs to work on his touches in the final third when creating his own shot is not the end desire.

Alejandro Moreno (FWD) 5: Didn’t really get into this one, as he seemed off his rhythm and not quite 100%, managing only to get into an ongoing tiff with referee Abiodun Okulaja before being taken off for Roger Torres in the 55th minute.  While he did successfully hold up two or three balls in the final third, he was not able to get rid of them as quickly as normal for him.  After the match, Piotr Nowak confirmed that Ale’s knee was not, in fact, completely healed yet.

Roger Torres (MID) 5.5: Came on for Alejandro Moreno in the 55th minute.  Sure, he misfired on an attempted final pass or two , but he also provided several highly productive balls, most notably a feathery chip that sent Sebastien Le Toux in against the keeper in the 87th minute. While it is clear that he will not be winning his starting job back any time soon, there were good signs in short bursts for the soon-to-be 19 year-old.

Shea Salinas (MID) 5.5: Came on for Andrew Jacobson in the 65th minute.  Seemed determined to provide a spark off the bench, as he really participated in the peppering of the San Jose goal in the last half hour of the game.  Was especially adept at finding space on the wings in the final third and sending numerous balls across the goal mouth.

Jack McInerney (FWD) 5.5: Came on for Fred in 81st minute. Albeit only in for about 13 minutes of action, but really showed his highest level of confidence and physicality to date.  Lost possession once and tracked all the way back until he won the ball back; another time he absorbed a body blow that has been regularly knocking him off the ball and successfully dished the ball to his right.  Good signs for Jack Mac, who could develop into a supersub for this team.

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Former Player Profile: Fred

Posted on 20 April 2010 by Breton Bonnette


Full Name: Helbert Frederico Carreiro da Silva

Position: Midfielder

Born: August 18, 1979

Hometown: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Height: 5’7″

Weight: 150

Previous Teams: D.C. United, Philadelphia

 Salary: $250,000 (2010)

How Acquired (Union): Acquired on January 13, 2010 from D.C. United for the top allocation spot which eventually led to United’s acquisition of Troy Perkins.

Where is he now?  – Fred was selected by the New England Revolution in the inaugural 2010 Re-Entry Draft, Stage 2.

MLS Stats

2010 with Philadelphia: 25 games, 4 goals, 1 assist

2007-2010 with D.C. United: 74 games, 11 goals, 16 assists

2006-2007 with Melbourne Victory: 17 games, 4 assists

Scouting Report

  • “To call Fred, 30, a difference maker is a lofty title for someone who has yet to play in a Union uniform, but many insist he has earned it. While I won’t go out on a limb and call him a legit one-name Brazilian superstar like Ronaldo, Kaka and Pele, that’s only because his affable personality makes his on-field talents all the more uncanny for a player I still know very little about. What I do know is that Fred was a star in Australia’s A-League with teams in Melbourne and Wellington, winning league MVP honors. In his first two seasons in MLS, he tallied nine goals and 12 assists in 49 games” – Kerith Gabriel, Philadelphia Daily News
  • “He disappointed at the end of his tenure with D.C, and a change of scenery and new coach could jump-start the 30-year-old. Fred is going to be responsible for creating much of the Union’s attack, and he must be in form for the goals to start flowing for Philadelphia” – Ives Galarcep, Soccer by Ives

Did You Know?

  • Fred signed in 2007, scoring 7 goals and notching 8 assists in his first season after joining D.C. United from Melbourne Victory of the Australian A-League.
  • Fred had four assists in the Melbourne Victory’s first ever A-League Grand Championship.
  • During the 2008-2009 season, Fred actually joined the Wellington Phoenix on loan featuring in three games, scoring a goal.
  • Fred’s younger brother, Junior da Silva, was and still is on trial with Fred’s former club, D.C. United. He is a free agent and could be signed at any time.

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