What's buzzing:

Philadelphia cuts Matt Kassel, signs two draft picks

Goal.com
Philadelphia Union 0-0 Houston Dynamo: Visitors hold out for scoreless draw
.

View photo

Philadelphia Union 0-0 Houston Dynamo: Visitors hold out for scoreless draw

The Philadelphia Union announced Wednesday that it has waived midfielder Matt Kassel after one season with the club. The Union also gave contracts to a pair of draft picks, midfielder Pedro Ribeiro and defender Richie Marquez.

Kassel, 24, came into Major League Soccer with the New York Red Bulls as a Homegrown Player in 2011, but was waived after one season and two appearances. After a standout season with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of USL PRO, the New Jersey native was back in MLS with the Union. He made five appearances for the Zolos in 2013, and became the first Homegrown Player to play against the club that initially signed him.

Ribeiro, the 23-year-old 15th overall pick in the 2014 SuperDraft, spent his four-year collegiate career at Coastal Carolina. The 6-foot-4-inch native Brazilian also played with the Union's PDL affiliate, Reading United. Marquez, 21 and the 44th overall pick, and played four years at the University of Redlands.

Follow Goal USA on Twitter

View Comments (0)
  • Lawrence scores 3, Canada tops Guyana 5-0 in CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifier

    Lawrence scores 3, Canada tops Guyana 5-0 in CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifier

    Ashley Lawrence had a hat trick and 16-year-old Deanne Rose had two goals as Canada's women's soccer team cruised to a 5-0 victory over Guyana in its first game of the CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying tournament. Rose scored Canada's first and … More »

    The Canadian Press - 10 minutes ago
  • Manchester United-Sunderland Preview

    Say this for Manchester United: For all the trials they have endured in this rocky season from the executive levels at Old Trafford to their performances on the pitch, they're not backing down from anyone. Doubling down on their big-spending … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 1 minute ago
  • Trinidad and Tobago rallies to beat Guatemala 2-1

    HOUSTON (AP) -- Kennya Cordner and Tasha St. Louis scored within about four minutes in the second half to give Trinidad and Tobago a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Guatemala on Thursday night in a group stage match in the CONCACAF women's Olympic … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 30 minutes ago
  • Leicester must prove they can handle the pressure - Van Gaal

    Premier League leaders Leicester City can win the title but their players must prove they can cope with the pressure of expectation, says Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal. "They are the favourites because they are five points away from the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 34 minutes ago
  • Chivas vs. Arsenal in July exhibition

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) -- Arsenal and Chivas will play an exhibition match in the Los Angeles area on July 31 as part of the English Premier League club's U.S. tour. … More »

    3 hours ago