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June 30, 2010 | Daily News Staff Report
The Union made the first in-season trade in its history, sending Jamaican defender Shavar Thomas to the Kansas City Wizards in exchange for draft picks and allocation money. The Union will receive two second-round MLS SuperDraft selections, one in 2011 and one in 2012. Thomas, 29, played for the Wizards from 2004 to '06, and was acquired from Chivas USA in the expansion draft. He made just one appearance with the Union, replacing Roger Torres in the 56th minute of a 2-1 loss at Toronto FC on April 15.
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July 1, 2010
Shavar Thomas was considered a candidate to be a starting defender for the Union during the preseason. But things never materialized for the Jamaican national team veteran. On Wednesday, Thomas' brief tenure with the Union ended when he was traded to the Kansas City Wizards. For Thomas, the Wizards sent the Union two second-round Major League Soccer SuperDraft selections, one in 2011 and one in 2012, plus cash. The 29-year-old Thomas is returning to Kansas City, where he played from 2004 to 2006 and made 70 starts.
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August 29, 2002 | THE INQUIRER
Taylor Twellman scored twice in the first half to grab a share of the MLS goal-scoring lead as the New England Revolution beat the Colorado Rapids, 3-1, last night. Twellman, tied with Los Angeles' Carlos Ruiz with 17 goals, ended a four-match scoreless drought in the 27th minute, and added his second goal in the 39th to make it 3-0. Daniel Hernandez also scored in the 39th minute for New England, which improved to 9-14-1. Mark Chung scored in the 75th minute for Colorado (11-11-3)
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April 19, 2001 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Mo Johnston, who briefly retired after last season, scored the winning goal as the Kansas City Wizards beat the Miami Fusion, 2-1, in a Major League Soccer game last night. Johnston, a former Scottish international who now is in his sixth MLS season, was one of three Kansas City forwards who announced their retirement in the locker room after the Wizards had won the MLS title last October in Washington. Before spring training, Johnston was talked into reversing his decision.
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June 12, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
KANSAS CITY - A mistake by the Kansas City Wizards' defense started the New England Revolution to a victory that widened their lead in the MLS East standings last night. In the eighth minute of play, Kansas City defender Sasha Victorine, attempting to clear a cross by New England's Shalrie Joseph, poked the ball past goalkeeper Bo Oshoniyi into his own net for the first goal of New England's 2-0 victory. The win gave New England 25 points in the Eastern Conference standings, six more than the Chicago Fire and eight more than third-place Kansas City.
SPORTS
March 22, 1998 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
A goal in the 75th minute by John Harkes boosted Washington D.C. United to its second victory of the Major League Soccer season, 3-2 over the Kansas City Wizards, last night. The U.S. national team captain's shot deflected off the chest of Kansas City's Mo Johnston to give the defending MLS champions the win. Washington, which beat Miami in the MLS opener a week ago, twice came back from one-goal deficits. Johnston gave Kansas City a 1-0 lead in the fifth minute before Roy Wegerle tied it with a penalty in the 13th.
SPORTS
June 11, 2010 | Staff and News Reports
KANSAS CITY - Kei Kamara and Graham Zusi scored goals to lead the Kansas City Wizards to a 2-0 win over the Union in a Major League Soccer game last night. The Union dropped to 2-7-1, while the Wizards improved to 3-5-3. The Union will be off until after the World Cup when it returns to host the Seattle Sounders FC on June 27 at PPL Park, its new stadium in Chester.  In other news, the Union will play an exhibition game against Reading United A.C. on June 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Exeter High School's Don Thomas Stadium.
SPORTS
September 4, 2010
The Union will go for a first in their inaugural Major League Soccer season when the surging Kansas City Wizards visit PPL Park for Saturday's 3:30 p.m. match. After last Saturday's 2-1 road win over the New England Revolution, the Union will look to put together their first MLS winning streak. Actually, the Union have won two in a row, following Wednesday's 1-0 victory over Chivas de Guadalajara in a friendly at PPL Park. Jack McInerney, who scored the game-winner in the win over New England, also scored the goal on Wednesday.
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August 5, 2006 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Players, officials and fans of Major League Soccer are gathered in Bridgeview, Ill., for tonight's All-Star Game, and relocating the struggling Kansas City team and expansion are hot topics off the field. And Philadelphia is part of that conversation. That's because, late last month, Don Garber, the commissioner of Major League Soccer, reportedly told players on the Kansas City Wizards that Philadelphia is a likely location if the team moves. Wizards owner Lamar Hunt has said he will sell the team to an out-of-town buyer if no local group or individual makes a proposal by the end of next month, and a Penn spokesman has said that MLS officials have already contacted the school about playing at Franklin Field.
SPORTS
May 22, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
WASHINGTON - D.C. United, which has struggled at times this season as the defending MLS champion, repeated its victory in last year's MLS final by beating the Kansas City Wizards, 3-2, last night. The score matched the tally in D.C.'s victory over Kansas City in the 2004 MLS final last November in Carson, Calif. D.C. got a pair of second-half goals from Christian Gomez, in the 69th and 80th minutes, to break a 1-1 tie. A late goal by Kansas City's Scott Sealy made it close.
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September 4, 2010
The Union will go for a first in their inaugural Major League Soccer season when the surging Kansas City Wizards visit PPL Park for Saturday's 3:30 p.m. match. After last Saturday's 2-1 road win over the New England Revolution, the Union will look to put together their first MLS winning streak. Actually, the Union have won two in a row, following Wednesday's 1-0 victory over Chivas de Guadalajara in a friendly at PPL Park. Jack McInerney, who scored the game-winner in the win over New England, also scored the goal on Wednesday.
SPORTS
July 1, 2010
Shavar Thomas was considered a candidate to be a starting defender for the Union during the preseason. But things never materialized for the Jamaican national team veteran. On Wednesday, Thomas' brief tenure with the Union ended when he was traded to the Kansas City Wizards. For Thomas, the Wizards sent the Union two second-round Major League Soccer SuperDraft selections, one in 2011 and one in 2012, plus cash. The 29-year-old Thomas is returning to Kansas City, where he played from 2004 to 2006 and made 70 starts.
NEWS
June 30, 2010 | Daily News Staff Report
The Union made the first in-season trade in its history, sending Jamaican defender Shavar Thomas to the Kansas City Wizards in exchange for draft picks and allocation money. The Union will receive two second-round MLS SuperDraft selections, one in 2011 and one in 2012. Thomas, 29, played for the Wizards from 2004 to '06, and was acquired from Chivas USA in the expansion draft. He made just one appearance with the Union, replacing Roger Torres in the 56th minute of a 2-1 loss at Toronto FC on April 15.
SPORTS
June 11, 2010 | Staff and News Reports
KANSAS CITY - Kei Kamara and Graham Zusi scored goals to lead the Kansas City Wizards to a 2-0 win over the Union in a Major League Soccer game last night. The Union dropped to 2-7-1, while the Wizards improved to 3-5-3. The Union will be off until after the World Cup when it returns to host the Seattle Sounders FC on June 27 at PPL Park, its new stadium in Chester.  In other news, the Union will play an exhibition game against Reading United A.C. on June 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Exeter High School's Don Thomas Stadium.
SPORTS
June 10, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peter Vermes is enjoying his first full season as a Major League Soccer coach with the Kansas City Wizards, but the 1984 Delran High graduate says the most important aspect of the job is practicing patience. The Wizards are 2-5-3 as they host the Union (2-6-1) on Thursday at 8 p.m., before both teams take a break for the World Cup. "Our league is very grueling and it's basically 10 months and there are a lot of games to be played and a lot can happen," Vermes said in a phone interview.
SPORTS
May 27, 2010 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Manchester United is a soccer team with a global following, so the fact that it is coming to the United States this summer to play Major League Soccer teams, shows the progress of MLS, now in its 15th season. That was the opinion of Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz and former Manchester United star Denis Irwin. The two were on hand earlier this week to promote the July 21 game between the Union and Manchester United at Lincoln Financial Field. (The time of the game is still undetermined)
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May 27, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Manchester United is a soccer team with a global following, so the fact that it is coming to the United States this summer to play Major League Soccer teams, shows the progress of MLS, now in its 15th season. That was the opinion of Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz and former Manchester United star Denis Irwin. The two were on hand earlier this week to promote the July 21 game between the Union and Manchester United at Lincoln Financial Field. (The time of the game is still undetermined)
SPORTS
August 5, 2006 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Players, officials and fans of Major League Soccer are gathered in Bridgeview, Ill., for tonight's All-Star Game, and relocating the struggling Kansas City team and expansion are hot topics off the field. And Philadelphia is part of that conversation. That's because, late last month, Don Garber, the commissioner of Major League Soccer, reportedly told players on the Kansas City Wizards that Philadelphia is a likely location if the team moves. Wizards owner Lamar Hunt has said he will sell the team to an out-of-town buyer if no local group or individual makes a proposal by the end of next month, and a Penn spokesman has said that MLS officials have already contacted the school about playing at Franklin Field.
SPORTS
July 31, 2006 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Don Garber, the commissioner of Major League Soccer, told players on the Kansas City Wizards in a meeting last week that Philadelphia is a likely location if the team moves, the Kansas City Star reported yesterday. "He did say Philadelphia is ready to come in, and they'd be the next logical place to put a team," one player told the Star. In March, MLS announced that it was in negotiations with Rowan University to build a soccer stadium in Glassboro. Rowan missed a July 1 deadline to submit a plan to build a stadium, but it is still working on the proposal.
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June 19, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
CHICAGO - Veteran midfielder Preki scored in the 80th minute yesterday to rally the Kansas City Wizards to a 1-1 tie with the Chicago Fire, the Wizards' first point at Soldier Field after nine straight defeats there. The goal was the first since Oct. 23, 2003, for Preki, who will turn 42 on Friday and has announced that he is retiring at the end of this season. He missed most of last season with a knee injury. The tie enabled Chicago to stay in second place in the MLS Eastern Conference standings, but Kansas City dropped from third to fifth after victories by the MetroStars and D.C. United.
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