The Philly Soccer Page Archives for January 2014

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Injury concerns, Greece-Nigeria WC warmup at PPL, Hack on HCI as development partner, more

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News from Thursday's weekly press conference. PPL Park to host World Cup warm-up game. The Union-City Islanders partnership. USMNT roster. More news.

Footy on the Telly, Feb. 28-March 6

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Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and on satellite radio including US against Ukraine and other international friendlies.

What’s a skateshop doing tweeting pictures of the new US World Cup jersey?

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What's with Philly's Exit Skateshop tweeting photos of a new US Soccer jersey? Turns out the soccer-skateboarding connection is deeper than one might think.

Quotes from Toronto draw, Blake call-up, preseason games roundup, more

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Hackworth counsels "perspective" after scoreless preseason draw with Toronto. Andre Blake called up by Jamaica. MLS preseason games roundup. More news.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: The Berry signing and tactics talk

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Greg and Eli are joined by Kevin Kinkead and Adam Cann to talk about the Austin Berry signing and tactics.

Recap: Philadelphia Union 0–0 Toronto FC

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With both sides looking firmly in preseason mode, the Union and Toronto played out their final Disney tournament group game to a scoreless draw.

Chivas USA buyout caps banner offseason for Garber and MLS

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The Union weren't the only ones to answer key questions this offseason. So did the league office.

Union face TFC today, Berry says joining Union “a good move,” Hack’s Twitter session, more news

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Austin Berry on joining the Union. Quotes from John Hackworth's Twitter session. Union face Toronto today. USMNT-Ukraine friendly moved. More.

Austin Berry trade makes Union a contender

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The Union's trade for Austin Berry filled the team's biggest gap. After answering every key offseason question, John Hackworth's team looks like a conference title contender.

Berry reaction, #AskHack, new Union kit image, more

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Reports on the Berry deal. Hackworth taking fan questions today. New Union kit image. ESPN World Cup broadcast schedule released. More.

Union acquire Chicago center back Austin Berry

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Philadelphia Union have filled their most glaring hole by trading for the 2012 MLS Rookie of the Year.

News & quotes from loss to Crew, more Union news, preseason MLS games recap, more

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Union fall to Crew on 87th minute PK. More Union news. The weekend's preseason match results from around MLS. Much more.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Pedro Ribeiro

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Pedro Ribeiro joins Greg and Mike to talk about adjusting to life in MLS, his versatility, and more.

Quotes from Hackworth presser, Slappy Bird, league buys back Chivas USA, more

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Hack on CB search, competition between Cruz and Le Toux, how Maidana and Nogueira are settling in, and more. League buts back Chivas USA, more news.

Footy on the Telly, Feb. 21-Feb. 27

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Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and on satellite radio.

Philly Soccer 100: Bad weather strikes again

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One hundred years ago, poor winter weather saw two weekends of games in Philadelphia's seven leagues cancelled.

Fernandes levels Union with Orlando again, Maidana on joining the Union, more

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Union come-from-behind for 1-1 draw with Orlando. Maidana on coming to MLS. Preseason tournament news and results. More news.

Union preseason roster update

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2014 SuperDraft selections Kevin Cope and Robbie Derschang, and trialist Mike Seamon are no longer with the club.

No stream for tonight’s game against Orlando, Edu targets playoffs, Union notes, more news

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No stream for Union at Disney Pro Soccer Classic. Maurice Edu targets the playoffs. Farfan news from Mexico. More.

The changing transfer marketplace for MLS

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PSP looks at how economics, corruption and archaic soccer cultures overseas are changing the transfer marketplace for MLS.

Meet the Team/new jersey unveil at D&Bs, Edu’s Reddit session, Garfan working toward Liga MX debut, more

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Meet the Team/new jersey unveil at Dave & Busters on March 4. Quotes from Edu's Reddit session. Garfan looks toward Liga MX debut. More news.

Planning for 2014: A talk with SoB president Kenny Hanson

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PSP talks to Sons of Ben president Kenny Hanson about the supporters groups 2014 plans, including bigger and better tifo, a warehouse space, and its first elections.

Edu on joining the Union, Cesar unveiled, league news, Adu’s WC hopes, more

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Maurice Edu talks about why he joined the Union. Julio Cesar signing about "an opportunity." Adu hopes to make US World Cup squad. More news.

Poll results: Here’s what you think of the Union’s offseason

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PSP wanted to know what you thought about the Union's offseason. Here's what you told us.

Mo digs Nogueira, Hack says midfield will take a little time to settle, more news

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Maurice Edu likes what Vincent Nogueira brings. John Hackworth says it'll take time for the midfield to settle, "But so far, so good." More news.

Footy on the Telly: Feb. 14-20

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Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and on satellite radio.

Jack strikes and new DPs debut in loss to NYRB, Training facility in Chester is go, more

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Quotes, recaps, and reaction to Union's preseason loss to NYRB. Union and Chester come together for new training facility in shadow of PPL Park. More news.

Recap: Philadelphia Union 1-2 New York Red Bulls

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All of the goals came in the first half as the Union lost their preseason meeting with New York in Jacksonville.

Philly Soccer 100: League play resumes, BFC player suspended

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After poor weather and cup ties had disrupted the local schedule, league play finally resumed. AFA suspends Bethlehem player for kicking opponent in "a delicate place."

Tonight’s game against NYRB will be streamed, Hack looking at “many” CB options, more

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Tonight's game against New York will be streamed on Red Bulls site. Hack confirms talks with Bolton CB Zat Knight, discusses options and training camp progress. More news.

Hackworth confirms Zat Knight talks

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Philadelphia Union's manager indicated the team is considering several center back acquisitions, including the Bolton captain.

What can John Hackworth learn from David Moyes’ struggles?

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Back in 2011, a John Hackworth-led Union defeated David Moyes' Everton at PPL Park. Earl Reed considers what Hackworth can learn from Moyes' struggles at Manchester United.

Nogueira joins Union in Florida, Jack ready, Nielsen MLS info, more

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French midfielder arrives in Union preseason camp. McInerney ready for exciting season. Nielsen release year-end viewership info for MLS. More news.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Mike Sorber

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New Union assistant coach Mike Sorber joins Greg and Eli to talk about his philosophy as a coach and what he expects for the upcoming season.

Hop hits 3, reports say Union interested in Bolton CB, TFC boss responds, more

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Hoppenot scores hat trick in Union's 9-1 scrimmage win. Report says Union interested in 6' 6" Bolton CB Zat Knight. TFC Tim Leiweke responds to comments from Union's Sakiewicz. More news.

PSP’s February poll: Union offseason

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What did you think of the Union's offseason? What do you think the team's biggest priority should be? Vote in PSP's poll and have your voice be heard.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Richie Marquez

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Greg and Eli talk to Richie Marquez, the Division III defender recently drafted from University of Redlands now battling for a spot on the Union roster. Also discussed, the Union training camp and the USMNT.

Williams is hungry, Bone excited for fresh start, possible new Union 1st kit, more news

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Sheanon Williams wants to reach the playoffs, like offseason moves. Corben Bone eager to restart. Ground breaking for new training facility by end of 2014. Is this the new Union kit? More.

Union name Mike Sorber as new assistant coach

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The former USMNT and Montreal Impact assistant coach fills the vacancy left by the departure of Brendan Burke.

Is this the Union’s new home jersey?

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The Union are due for new home and away jerseys. Is this the new home jersey?

Footy on the Telly, Feb. 7-13

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Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and on satellite radio.

Transparency? MLS could use consistency to start

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A lack of transparency isn't the problem in MLS. It's the lack of consistency. PSP's Earl Reed explains.

Philly Soccer 100: Bethlehem advances to American Cup semis

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After two ties and an abandoned game, Bethlehem finally defeated West Hudson on a rain-drenched Tacony Ballpark field to advance to the American Cup semifinals.

Training facility top priority, local TV ratings up 47%, Miami, more news

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News from Nick Sakiewicz's State of the Union press conference. Beckham officially announces intention to bring MLS team to Miami. Klinsy says the door is open. More.

Union eying two Delaware County sites for practice complex

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Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz called the need for a practice facility the team's top priority during his annual State of the Union conference call. A complex could include multiple fields, including some open for public use. Also, Alejandro Moreno will not return as a Union TV analyst in 2014.

Nick Sakiewicz, behind the curtain

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Nick Sakiewicz isn't going anywhere. He explained why to PSP and laid out more than we ever knew about the Union's ownership group, his thoughts on Toronto's big spending, the Mo Edu contract and more.

Jack draws first blood, on the CB options, Philly confirmed for summer tournament date, more

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Jack McInerney scored in Union's 1-1 draw with New England. Looking at the center back options. Union face NYRB in JAX. Philly hosting Guinness Cup summer tournament game. More news.

Scrimmage today, Hack on preseason building blocks, Milan v Liverpool in Philly, more

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Union scrimmage New England today in Florida. Hack explains the preseason training plan. IS Philly hosting AC Milan vs Liverpool on July 30? More news.

Union sign Brian Holt

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The Union add goalkeeping depth with the signing of the former Reading United and Harrisburg City Islanders player.

Union in Florida, draftee & trialist list narrows, reports of new Union assistant coach, more

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Preseason camp in Florida begins. Nine draftees and trialists remain with the team. Reports say Union about to name Mike Sorber as new assistant coach. More.

Recap and analysis: USMNT 2–0 Korea Republic

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The U.S. ran out comfortable 2–0 winners against Korea Republic on Saturday, but did we learn anything new?