Major League Soccer Returns to Greensboro

Major League Soccerâ€s Newest Expansion team the Philadelphia Union will conduct their first ever preseason training camp in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Carolina Dynamo and Greensboro Youth Soccer will host The Philadelphia Union during their stay in Greensboro coming up in February. “Greensboro Youth soccer and the City of Greensboro are delighted to welcome the Philadelphia Union to our fine facility Bryan Park, home of GYS and Macpherson Stadium home of the Carolina Dynamo”, says Steve McBride Greensboro Youth Soccerâ€s Executive Director.

The Carolina Dynamo is pleased to welcome back former Carolina Dynamo and midfielder for the Philadelphia Union Shea Salinas. Shea has played two seasons in MLS and was acquired by Philadelphia from San Jose in this yearâ€s MLS expansion draft. “We are extremely excited to the Union have selected Greensboro for their first ever training camp, our community again has the opportunity to enjoy watching soccer at the highest level”, says Joe Brown President & Head Coach of the Carolina Dynamo. In 2007, with the Dynamo Salinas was an All-Conference Selection after scoring seven goals with six assists.

The Union coming to town is also marks the homecoming of former UNC Greensboro standout, Alejandro Moreno. Moreno the Unionâ€s most experienced player has played in some 200 games in his eight year MLS career scoring 43 goals while assisting on 28 others. During his career at UNC Greensboro Moreno finished as the schoolâ€s fourth leading scorer with 155 points, on 65 goals and 25 assist.

The Philadelphia Union will play UNC Chapel Hill in an Exhibition Match at Macpherson Stadium February 13th 2010. Kick-off is slated for 7:00. Tickets are $15 each and will go on sale today at noon. Tickets can be purchased on-line at or can be ordered over the phone by calling the GYS office at (336) 358-8030.