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Thursday, April 12, 2012


A few odds and ends from Wednesday's press conference at PPL Park:

**The jersey the MLS All-Stars will wear against Chelsea July 25 will be unveiled at halftime of the Union's match Saturday against visiting Columbus. In case you didn't hear, Union boss Peter Nowak will manage the All-Stars.

**Why Chelsea? Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz said MLS, outfitted by Adidas, wished to book a fellow Adidas-sponsored club.

**Up to six tickets to the All-Star Game, which will air on ESPN, are available to each Union season-ticket holder account until April 25 at a special price, according to Sakiewicz.

**Union manager Peter Nowak said Freddy Adu “will play” Saturday against Columbus. Nowak would not say whether Adu, a scratch March 31 against Vancouver after returning from a U.S. U-23s callup, would make the Union's starting 11.

**Union midfielder Roger Torres will miss Saturday's match, and possibly even more beyond that, after spraining the MCL in his left knee Monday during a reserve-league match. Read more about it here.

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