It certainly is slow for Dan K. and I when the Union aren’t involved in anything. They are wrapping up training this week before taking the rest of the winter off. But there is an item of importance to pass along: Danny Mwanga did NOT graduate out of his “Generation Adidas” status. This is AWESOME, as it means he is exempt from the expansion draft, and Union don’t have to spend one of their 11 protected slots on him. The only carry-over from that status to graduate this season is much-maligned goalkeeper Chris Seitz. Guess who isn’t going to be protected in the expansion draft? So, Union will get to hold on to Mwanga, Jack McInerney, and Amobi Okugo, plus 11 others of their choosing. I’m already looking forward to the 2011 season.
San Jose, and Penn Charter grad Bobby Convey (2 goals + an assist), put a 3-1 whoopin’ on New York, in their shiny, new arena to win 3-2 in the 2-leg aggregate. And the best part is that The 2nd Best Frenchman in MLS (the one who uses his hands) missed a fairly easy header, blowing it over the crossbar and failing to tie the match and force extra time. He deserved it, and that’s what that team gets for buying those Designated Players: N-A-D-A. Fantastic