Brotherly Game Archives for January 2011

Union Come Out Unprepared, Drop First Leg Of Playoff Series With Houston 2-1

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The scene was perfect on a brisk evening along the Delaware. PPL Park was ready. The 18,500 local fans and 25 or so Houston Dynamo fans that filled the seats and all the various nooks and crannies of the facility were ready. A national television audience was ready. The Houston Dynamo were ready. The Philadelphia Union, however, were not.

Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo - Eastern Conference Semifinal Leg 1 - Gamethread

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Two years ago this time, the Philadelphia Union had never stepped on a soccer field before. Today, they are in the MLS Cup Playoffs against an opponent they have never lost to in four games. Of course, the teams are different now so past results at this stage mean very little, but Union fans have every right to be excited right now.

[SBN Philly] Mondragon's History Of Big Games Shows He's Ready For Playoffs

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[SBN Philly] Mondragon's History Of Big Games Shows He's Ready For Playoffs

My chat with Phil Quinn of SBN Soccer turned into an article on Mondragon's time in Germany.

Philadelphia Union Vs Houston Dynamo - A Preview Chat With Dynamo Theory

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Zach Woosley of Dynamo Theory, SB Nation's Houston Dynamo blog, and I chatted ahead of today's Union-Dynamo game at PPL Park.

Scott: The regular season series is 2-0-2 in favor of the Union, with both wins for the Union away in Houston. Do you see the pattern continuing with another draw in Philadelphia, or do you think it will be an offensive display that will result in a high scoring result for either side?

All Things Finally Equal, Comparing Union & Dynamo Season Stats

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No more games in hand, no more disparity between games played at home and on the road, no more asterisks denoting games that didn't really count because the opposition was bad. With the regular season over and playoffs under way, we can finally look back on the MLS regular season and compare statistics through 34 games, where every team played every other team twice.

MLS Cup Playoffs: Match #35 Preview: Philadelphia Union Vs. Houston Dynamo

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Setting: Sunday, October 30 at PPL Park in Chester; kickoff scheduled for 5:15 PM Eastern

Broadcast Information: ESPN2 and ESPN3.com (Rob Stone, Taylor Twellman), ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio nationwide, with coverage beginning at 5:00 PM Eastern

Houston's Regular Season Record: 12-9-13, second in East

Houston's Last Match: W, 3-1 vs.

Fox Soccer Channel And GOL TV Now In HD For Comcast South Jersey Subscribers

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South Jersey subscribers of Comcast now have access to the high definition broadcasts of Fox Soccer Channel and GOL TV, according to Comcast.

Long awaited by soccer fans throughout the tri-state area, high-def versions of both premium sports tier channels will bring Comcast's xfinity cable services in line with competitor Verizon, which already has both channels in place in the area.

The Union make an appearance in "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia." Photo cap by @GirlTina1.

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The Union make an appearance in "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia." Photo cap by @GirlTina1.

Friday Night Union Freekicks: Two Days

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The Philly Soccer Page " Lineup breakdown: Union mid vs Dynamo mid
Our break down of the Philadelphia Union/Houston Dynamo playoff matchup continues. PSP's roving correspondent Adam Cann lays out the big questions and Eli Pearlman-Storch answers them. Today's topic, the Dynamo midfield versus the Union midfield.

Union Debate: New, Weekly Off Topic Fanpost For The tBG Community

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In an effort to bring more of a community feel to the site, and more activity to the fanpost area, I'm introducing Union Meeting. This fanpost, and future versions of it, are for off topic discussions, aka nothing involving the Philadelphia Union. The purpose of this fanpost is to allow everyone to get to know one another a bit better and encourage more discussion throughout the site.

Philadelphia Union Vs Houston Dynamo - Three Preview Questions With Dynamo Theory And SBN Houston

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Zach Woosley of Dynamo Theory, SB Nation's Houston Dynamo blog, and Jordan Wise, of SB Nation Houston, and I exchanged three questions a piece ahead of Sunday's Union-Dynamo game at PPL Park.

tBG: Will Carlos Costly, Will Bruin and Brian Ching be able to penetrate a Philadelphia Union back four that let up only 36 goals in the 2011 season?

MLS Playoffs Observations: New York Red Bulls 2 - 0 FC Dallas

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The New York Red Bulls upset FC Dallas last night in Texas, giving them a home playoff game against the Los Angeles Galaxy on October 30. While the scoreline shows some of the quality play that the Red Bulls had during the game, but it doesn't speak to what's scary about a New York side with some confidence behind itself.

MLS Playoffs Kickoff GameThread: New York Red Bulls At FC Dallas

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The 2011 MLS Playoffs kickoff at 9 pm tonight on Fox Soccer Channel, as the New York Red Bulls head to Texas to take on recently slumping FC Dallas in the first Wild Card round game of the playoffs.

The winner affects the Philadelphia Union's start time on Sunday afternoon, along with the playoff match ups after the Wild Card round.

Wednesday Night Union Freekicks: NYRB And Dallas Tonight Determine Union Start Time Sunday

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The Philly Soccer Page " The Camden Youth Soccer Club
BE: We have been in touch with the Union several times, but not yet the Independence (next on my to-do list). In the past, we have had some footballs donated to us from the Union, and Shea Salinas visited us last year. Wee actually had Roger Torres come out on Saturday to visit, and just go around talking to the kids, and then sign autographs at the end.

EXCLUSIVE: A Philadelphia Union Playoff Preview with @FakeWIPCaller

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With the Philadelphia Union set to host their inaugural playoff match this Sunday, much of Philadelphia is gripped with Doop fever. Another symbol of the team's success at reaching hearts and minds came last week, when the Union announced a deal with sports radio station WIP to broadcast 17 matches, beginning in 2012.

Christian Hernandez Tells ESPN He's Set To Go Pro, Next Union Home Grown Player?

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Zach Pfeffer may not remain the Philadelphia Union's only Home Grown Player signing for long, as academy star Christian Hernandez may soon join the club's first team.

His junior year of high school has been great for Hernandez, who is the star of the nation's best high school team in the country.

TRIAL: In-Form Tobago Striker Keon Proctor To Go On Trial With Union In 2012

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St. Clair's Coaching School star striker Keon Proctor scored another hat trick en route to the club's third straight Tobago Football Association Cup title, but he has set his sights higher than a regional trophy. The 25-year-old wants to play alongside one of his friends, Keon Daniel, next season.

SB Nation iPhone App Version 1.1 Is Here

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The SB Nation iPhone app v1.1 is now available in the App Store! SB Nation listened to your feedback and suggestions and heard you loud and clear.
Now, in addition to helping you stay on top of all the latest news and commentary for the Brotherly Game and all 300+ SB Nation blogs, version 1.

Monday Morning Union Freekicks: Houston Is The Opponent

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Union opens playoffs against Houston | Philadelphia Daily News | 10/24/2011

The Union will host the Houston Dynamo on Sunday in its first-ever Major League Soccer playoff appearance.

The Philly Soccer Page " Player ratings and analysis: Red Bulls 1-0 Union

It was an embarrassing loss.

Playoff Scenarios: With Only One Regular Season MLS Game Left, What Can Happen?

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Yesterday the Colorado Rapids beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1, meaning that if Sporting Kansas City and the Columbus Crew both won, the Philadelphia Union would potentially fall all the way into the third Wild Card spot. Luckily for Philadelphia, only Sporting won, as Columbus fell to the Chicago Fire.

Playoff Scenarios: How The Union Can Clinch First Or Fall Into A Wild Card Spot, And Everything In Between

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The Philadelphia Union's failure to pick up any points against the New York Red Bulls wasn't only a problem from a rivalry point of view, but also for the Union's playoff run hopes. Though Philadelphia secured a playoff berth two weeks ago against Toronto FC, the Union were hoping to win their first ever Eastern Conference title, not fall into a Wild Card playoff.

Saturday Morning Union Freekicks: Thursday Night's First Half Unanimously Awful

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The Philly Soccer Page " Match Report: Union 0-1 Red Bulls
While that tally was enough to earn all three points, New York squandered a number of gilt-edged chances to put themselves out of reach, allowing the Union to stay in the match.

Well Then,.....That Was.....Yeah.....Not Good... " Unholy Union – The fan blog for Phi.

Breaking Down The Union's Deal With SportsRadio WIP

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The Philadelphia Union's unexpected announcement of a partnership with CBS Radio's SportsRadio WIP came less than six hours before its highly-anticipated match against the New York Red Bulls, and while the aftermath of that match will garner much of the attention and newspaper ink dedicated to the team over the next few days, fans and followers of the Union need to make sure they don't overlook the ramifications of this deal.

The Philadelphia Union Can Still Clinch 1st Place In The Eastern Conference If....

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The Philadelphia Union Can Still Clinch 1st Place In The Eastern Conference If....

D.C. United defeat Sporting Kansas City by two or more goals.
AND
Chicago Fire defeat or draw Columbus Crew
AND
Los Angeles Galaxy defeat or draw Houston Dynamo.

Philadelphia Union at New York Red Bulls - Match #34 - Gamethread

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I think we all know what is on the line tonight for the Philadelphia Union (11-7-5) as they play their last game of the season, on the road at New York Red Bulls (9-8-16). In addition to what the Union are playing for, the New York Red Bulls need a victory tonight to ensure a playoff spot. A draw or loss, and nothing is guaranteed.

Breaking: Seventeen Union Matches On WIP Next Season

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Well, talk about unexpected. The Philadelphia Union and CBS Radio property SportsRadio WIP have announced a major deal that will see 17 select home and away Union matches broadcast on local radio starting next year, in addition to a weekly hour-long show dedicated to soccer, also starting next year that will run through the end of the MLS season in November.

Kyle Nakazawa goes crazy with his spraying of celebratory champagne after the Philadelphia Union...

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Kyle Nakazawa goes crazy with his spraying of celebratory champagne after the Philadelphia Union clinched a playoff spot through an 1-1 draw with Toronto FC. .gif by @3DLink

Thursday Morning Union Freekicks: #DOOPday As The Union Head To RBA

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The Philly Soccer Page " Match preview: Union at Red Bulls

The New York Red Bulls need to win on Thursday. They need it really bad.

New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union Preview - Once A Metro

Today is very much the day. The New York Red Bulls play the evil Philadelphia Union tonight at Red Bull Arena in a match that could well decide whether we see any more Red Bulls football in 2011.

Philadelphia Union At New York Red Bulls - Three Preview Questions With The Vipers Nest

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Matthew Conroy of The Vipers Nest, a New York Red Bulls blog, and I exchanged three questions a piece ahead of tonight's Union-Red Bulls game. You can read my answers by heading to The Vipers Nest (click the linked text).

tBG: What are your thoughts on general manager Eric Soler's comments about the Dwayne De Rosario trade debacle?

Philadelphia Union At New York Red Bulls - Three Preview Questions With Once A Metro

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Ben Schneider of Once A Metro, SB Nation's New York Red Bulls blog, and I exchanged three questions ahead of tonight's Union-Red Bulls game.

tBG: Without Thierry Henry in the line up, due to a red card he picked up against Sporting Kansas City, does Hans Backe choose Juan Agudelo or push Dane Richards up to partner with Luke Rodgers?

Match #34 Preview: Philadelphia Union At New York Red Bulls

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Setting: Thursday, October 20 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ; kickoff scheduled for 8:06:30 PM Eastern

Broadcast Information: ESPN2/ESPN3.com (Adrian Healey, John Harkes), ESPN Deportes (Richard Mendez, Giovanni Savarese) and ESPN Deportes Radio (Jorge Ramos, Hernan Pereyra) nationally, with coverage beginning at 8:00 PM Eastern

New York's Record: 9-8-16, fifth in East

New York's Last Match: L, 2-0 at Sporting KC

Philadelphia vs.

Hundreds Of Union Fans To Travel To Red Bull Arena, With CSN Philly Camera Crew Tagging Along

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If the Philadelphia Union and the New York Red Bulls weren't considered to have a rivalry yet, they certainly will after Thursday night. The two clubs face off in a game that may decide whether or not the Red Bulls make the playoffs and if the Union claim first place in the Eastern Conference in only their second season in MLS.

Wednesday Morning Union Freekicks: Playoffs And NYRB

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Houston's Brad Davis emerges as MVP front-runner - SOCCER - Sporting News
Sébastien Le Toux, Philadelphia Union Pro: He has 11 goals and nine assists for the Union, who could finish first in the Eastern Conference in only their second season. Only De Rosario has more goals and assists combined.

Paunovic Will Miss At Least Union Season Closer Due To Hamstring Injury

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The only new development on the Philadelphia Union's injury list is the addition of veteran attacking midfielder/forward Veljko Paunovic, who is currently suffering from an injury to his hamstring.

Paunovic's hamstring injury has placed him alongside Trinidadian goalkeeper Thorne Holder (concussion) and fellow attacking midfielder/forward Levi Houapeu (left ankle strain) as the only Union players currently listed as out for Thursday night's game against the rival New York Red Bulls.

He'll Be Backe: NYRB GM Says Hans Will Return In 2012, Playoffs Or Not

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Despite a season that will most likely go down as one of the biggest disappointments in American sports history, the New York Red Bulls (NYRB) will have head coach Hans Backe stay for the 2012 MLS season, according to General Manager (GM) Eric Soler.

New York Daily News sports writer Stefan Bondy tweeted that Soler told him that Backe "will return next season regardless of if the team qualifies for the playoffs.

The best part about clinching a playoff berth.

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The best part about clinching a playoff berth.

I'm Sorry For Getting You Fired, Mo And Jack: Why Warner Blaming Zionism For Problems Is Extremely Troubling

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I have something to say, and it's going to shock you: I'm part of the reason why Jack Warner and Mohammed Bin Hammam are either banned from soccer or 'fired' from their positions.

No, I didn't suddenly turn into a full time soccer writer with the time to do in-depth reporting on an issue like FIFA corruption.

Monday Morning Union Freekicks: Playoffs And NYRB

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The Philly Soccer Page " Player Ratings and Analysis: Union 1-1 Toronto FC
With nothing left to play for in the 2011 MLS season, Toronto represented a fairly unpredictable opponent. Aron Winter could have used Saturday's match at PPL Park to continue the development of his new system and go for broke, attempting to play spoiler and steal a road victory.

Playoffs? Playoffs!? PLAYOFFS!

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When former NFL head coach Jim Mora began his now famous "PLAYOFFS!?" rant, he wasn't discussing the Indianapolis Colts actually making the playoffs, he was ranting about the media even thinking about that happening. In the case of the Philadelphia Union, the outcry of the similar high pitched, cracking voice that accompanies the three or four "PLAYOFFS!

PLAYOFFS! TALK ABOUT PLAYOFFS!

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PLAYOFFS! TALK ABOUT PLAYOFFS!

In just their second season, the Philadelphia Union will get a shot at the MLS Cup. When you consider that the team they played today, Toronto FC, has not made the playoffs once in five years, there are plenty of reasos to be proud and thankful today. DOOP!

Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC - Match #33 - Gamethread

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After a very impressive win on the road at Seattle, the Philadelphia Union (11-7-14) will play their last home game of the season against the almost always struggling Toronto FC (6-13-13). With a win or a draw today, the Union would clinch a playoff spot. Should the Union lose, then a New York Red Bulls loss to Sporting Kansas City would also clinch a playoff spot for the Union.

Philadelphia Union Vs Toronto FC - A Chat With Waking The Red

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Duncan Fletcher of Waking the Red, SB Nation's Toronto blog, and I chatted ahead of this afternoon's Union-TFC match.

tBG: How about yourself, what do you think the game will be like?

WtR: Though we should be looking to Tuesday's CCL game, a part of that is the fact that we've had two weeks off, so I'd expect to have the first team out there to shake the rust off and practice.

Friday Night Union Freekicks: Toronto Coming To Town For Last Home Game

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The Philly Soccer Page " Match preview: Union vs Toronto FC

Radio: I can do play by play and commentary at the same time. Adam Caan is a Swiss announcer with a respected neutral call, while Adam Kahn is an excitable German with a penchant for stretched metaphor.

Toronto and NJPC | Union Dues

Seattle was a resounding success and the Union are now sitting top of the table once more.

Match #33 Preview: Philadelphia Union Vs. Toronto FC

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Setting: Saturday, October 15 at PPL Park in Chester; kickoff scheduled for 4:08:00 PM Eastern

Broadcast Information: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia (JP Dellacamera, Taylor Twellman, Marc Zumoff), with coverage beginning at 3:30 PM Eastern with a pre-game show / TSN (Luke Wileman, Jason de Vos) nationally in Canada and Sportsnet 590 The FAN CJCL-AM (Dan Dunleavy) locally in Toronto / MLS Direct Kick, MatchDay Live (blackout in Canada; CSN Philadelphia feed)

Toronto's Record: 6-13-13, eighth in East

Toronto's Last Match: T, 1-1 vs.

Union U16 Goalkeeper Cameron Keys Invited Into US Soccer U15 Camp

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Cameron Keys, a member of the Philadelphia Union's academy system, was named as a part of US Soccer's 36 player under-15 national team camp. The goalkeeper joins the national team system as the country's two year cycle to prepare for the next under-17 World Cup begins.

Keys' addition to the national team pool at the youth level shows that the Union's 'odd' club based academy system can produce potential American internationals beyond current first team player Zach Pfeffer - the team's first ever home grown player signing.

Wednesday Night Union Freekicks: Ponderings, Ideas And Stats

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The Philly Soccer Page " A statistical analysis of the Union midfield
The Union midfield has been called one of the weaker parts of the team this season. What does the data suggest though?

Post Seattle Ponderings | Union Dues

I have a couple of thoughts after the Seattle game.

Ideas for MLS Future | Union Dues

In my opinion, Jurgen could not be more correct!

Another Disappointing Performance By Keon Daniel Can't Sink T&T As They Down Barbados 4-0

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Keon Daniel's tale of unfortunate events continued last night, as the Philadelphia Union player was substituted off in the 46th minute of Trinidad and Tobago's 4-0 win over Barbados.

The 25-year-old Daniel was unable to regain the form that he had found with the Union and carried over to the Trinidadian national team, before failing to impress in his start in Trinidad's 2-1 loss to Bermuda on October 7.

Paunovic: Spain "Enchanted" By Display Against Seattle

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Paunovic: Spain "Enchanted" By Display Against Seattle

Veljko Paunovic tweeted that Spain is currently watching a taping of the Philadelphia Union's 2-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders and are enjoying the team's "performance."

Playoff Scenarios And Why The Union Should Finish Second In The Eastern Conference

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The Philadelphia Union have an opportunity, on Saturday, to clinch the franchise's first ever playoff birth. Here's how the team can capitalize on its success and reach the playoffs (via PhiladelphiaUnion.com):

Philadelphia Union will clinch a berth in the MLS Cup Playoffs if:

· They defeat Toronto FC (Oct.

Trinidad And Tobago Faces Barbados As Keon Daniel Looks To Regain Form

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CONCACAF nations play their fourth round games of the 2014 World Cup Qualifying season tonight, with one of the most important of those games being between Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados. The two island nations are competing for second place in CONCACAF Group B, as first place Guyana has all but wrapped up first place.

Recap: Union Move Into First Place In The Eastern Conference With A Quality Win In Seattle

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Wet turf and over 36,000 hostile fans weighed upon the visiting team, but that didn't force the Philadelphia to play the young, inexperienced and almost frightened role that was seen nearly 18 months ago in Seattle. Rather, the Union controlled and played aggressively, showing what a new season can bring to a formerly struggling team.

FBM: Better Know A Supporters Group - Sons of Ben

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FBM: Better Know A Supporters Group - Sons of Ben

The Free Beer Movement discusses the Sons of Ben with the Sons of Ben.

Monday Morning Union Freekicks: A Bright Spot In A Currently Cloudy City

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The Philly Soccer Page " Match report: Seattle 0-2 Union
After watching their team win the US Open Cup on Tuesday, Sounders fans were not prepared to see the Union waltz into Seattle and take a deserved three points off a lethargic home side.

Adu goal puts Union back in first place | Philadelphia Daily News | 10/10/2011

JUST A WEEK after looking like it might fall out of the playoff race, the Union is back in first place in MLS' Eastern Conference following Saturday night's 2-0 victory in Seattle.

Keon Daniel Unspectacular In Trinidad And Tobago's 2-1 Loss To Bermuda

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Trinidad and Tobago's hopes of progressing to the next stage of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying took a hit Friday night, as the national team dropped a 2-1 decision to Bermuda.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Keon Daniel played his third 2014 World Cup Qualifying game for Tobago, his first after scoring the eventual game winner against Barbados in early September.

Keon Daniel Unspectacular In Trinidad And Tobago's 2-0 Loss To Bermuda

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Trinidad and Tobago's hopes of progressing to the next stage of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying took a hit Friday night, as the national team dropped a 2-0 decision to Bermuda.

Philadelphia Union midfielder Keon Daniel played his third 2014 World Cup Qualifying game for Tobago, his first after scoring the eventual game winner against Barbados in early September.

Immediate Reaction: A Reversal Of Fortunes In Seattle In A 2-0 Win

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Some notes on the game that recently end:

  • What a win for the Philadelphia Union. Ignore the fact that the Seattle Sounders were missing three of their best players, including striker Freddy Montero. Seattle needed this win to stay in the Supporters Shield hunt, coming off of a third straight United States Open Cup (USOC) victory.

Philadelphia Union at Seattle Sounders - Match #32 - Gamethread

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After managing a draw on the road against Chivas USA, the Philadelphia Union (10-7-14) will take to the West Coast once again as they face a very good Seattle Sounders (16-6-9) side. With a win today, the Union would vault into 1st place in the Eastern Conference. Kickoff at CenturyLink Field is scheduled for 10:06:30 PM ET.

Philadelphia Union At Seattle Sounders - Projected Lineups, Statistics

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Hey there Union fans. I normally do these at Sounder at Heart and offered to throw it up there for your use. You can hover over or click on many of the data points and learn even more. The lineups are the best guess of the SaH crew and Scott. Sorry about the time and station being for Seattle fans, but you should know when/where to watch.

Editor's Note: The Brotherly Game And Yom Kippur

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Dear readers,

Due to the Jewish High Holy day of Yom Kippur, I must inform you that the Brotherly Game will be without content or live updating like it normally operates. The staff of the Brotherly Game is predominately Jewish and will be at services, or with family and friends, for the most part of the day.

Match #32 Preview: Philadelphia Union At Seattle Sounders

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Setting: Saturday, October 8 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Wash.; kickoff scheduled for 10:06:30 PM Eastern

Broadcast Information: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia (Marc Zumoff, Bob Rigby), with coverage beginning following Flyers Post-Game Live / KONG 6/16 and NewsRadio 97.

Philadelphia Union At Seattle Sounders - Three Preview Questions With Sounder At Heart

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Dave Clark of Sounder at Heart, SB Nation's Seattle Sounders blog, and I exchanged three questions a piece ahead of tomorrow night's Union-Sounders match. Read my responses to Dave's questions by heading to S@H.

tBG: How have the Sounders coped with being in multiple tournaments this season?

Friday Morning Union Freekicks: Out To The Wild, Wild West Again

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The Philly Soccer Page " KYW Philly Soccer Show: Kasey Keller
An American soccer legend is the guest this week as the KYW Philly Soccer Show is joined by Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Kasey Keller. The Washington State native had a long career in Europe and with the USMNT before returning to MLS to play in his home town.

Chester's Route 291 Ramps Set To Open Today, Provide Easier I-95 PPL Park Access

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The Delaware Times (Delco Times) is reporting that Chester is opening the Route 291 ramps into, and out of, the city today, at 1:30 pm. Philadelphia Union fan have been waiting since the team and PPL Park were established for the ramps to aid in moving traffic to and from I-95.

Complaints about the traffic situation out of Chester have been strong since the Union's first home game at PPL Park, and the expectation that the ramps would be open to help quell those complaints had not been met until now.

Thursday Afternoon Union Freekicks: Thoughts, Lots Of Them

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Sounders May Not Want To Talk Treble, But Why Shouldn't We? - Sounder At Heart

Even if the Galaxy are only able to get a point out of those two matches, the Sounders would still have to be perfect in their remaining three. Saturday, they play the Philadelphia Union at home. The Union still have a lot to play for as they could finish anywhere from atop the Eastern Conference to out of the playoffs.

Sporting News: U.S. Open Cup Could Be Revamped For '12

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Sporting News: U.S. Open Cup Could Be Revamped For '12

Brian Straus reports that US Soccer is considering changes to the US Open Cup process.

Philadelphia Union And PPL To Be Recognized At Green Power Awards On October 6

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The Philadelphia Union and PPL will receive awards for their work in creating a 'greener' Philadelphia. The Green Power Awards will recognize the two organizations at a luncheon, on October 6, that celebrates different groups that have helped to build up the state's growing "renewable energy market.

Report About Roger Torres Buying Out Cali Contract Plausible, But Highly Unlikely Based On MLS Rules

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The UnionDues is reporting that a source close to the situation told the site that Philadelphia Union midfielder Roger Torres has bought out the remainder of his contract with Colombian club America de Cali. Speculation on the move is that that either the Union are set to sign the 20-year-old to a contract, or a European club may swoop in and take the talented Colombian off to another continent.

MLS Names Seba Player Of The Month, Soccer By Ives Selects Marfan As Rookie Of The Week

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Hot Streak Earns Seba An Award

Sebastien Le Toux was named Player of the Month by the North American Soccer Reporters. The writers group has a panel that votes upon awards for MLS players.

Previous winners of the award in 2011 include goalkeeper Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), attacking midfielderBrad Davis (Houston Dynamo), USMNT international Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), midfield sniperGraham Zusi (Sporting KC) and goalkeeper Kevin Hartman (FC Dallas).

MLS Names Seba Player Of The Week, Soccer By Ives Selects Marfan As Rookie Of The Week

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Hot Streak Earns Seba An Award

Sebastien Le Toux was named Player of the Month by the North American Soccer Reporters. The writers group has a panel that votes upon awards for MLS players.

Previous winners of the award in 2011 include goalkeeper Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake), attacking midfielder Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo), USMNT international Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy), midfield sniper Graham Zusi (Sporting KC) and goalkeeper Kevin Hartman (FC Dallas).

Tuesday Afternoon Union Freekicks: Open Cup Will Affect Game Against Sounders

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The Philly Soccer Page " The Union watch US Open Cup final with interest
Peter Nowak may be rooting for the Chicago Fire to get their fifth US Open Cup title (10pm, Fox Soccer), but the rest of the Union might want to pull for Seattle.

RESULTS -Who Gets Left Unprotected? | Union Dues

I am pretty sure that number 1 is no surprise, Stefani Miglioranzi (91) followed very closely by Juan Diego Gonzalez (88).

Where Are They Now: Not Languishing In The Lower Divisions

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Where Are They Now:
Not Languishing in the Lower Divisions

by Anthony Belinko

For whatever reason these players moved on from the top flight of American soccer and were picked up by teams in the lower divisions. These are all the players that were found from the Philadelphia Union's previous ranks and all of them did or are doing very well in their leagues.

SB Nation Survey: Participate, Help Win $500 For A Chester Charity

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Former Philadelphia Union Trialist Jeremiah White In Montreal Impact's Evaluation Camp

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Philadelphia born Jeremiah White is looking to come back to North America, but it won't be with his hometown team.

White, a former American international, was invited to join the Montreal Impact's evaluation camp, joining 24 other players for a six day tryout with MLS' next team. The versatile attacking midfielder joins fellow American, and Orlando City Lions star, Jamie Watson in the camp.

The Plot Thickens: Keon Daniel Travels With Trinidad And Tobago To Bermuda For World Cup Qualifier

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Despite Keon Daniel reportedly contracting Dengue Fever, the midfielder has made the trip with the Trinidad and Tobago National Team to Bermuda.

Trinidad flew to Bermuda on October 2, forgoing a practice that was originally planned on the same day in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Instead the national team will stay in the island country until their October 7, 2014 World Cup Qualifier.

Immediate Reaction: Prevent Once Again Costs The Union Two Points

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Tonight proved once again that the Philadelphia Union cannot figure out how to properly save a lead. A goal by Chivas USA striker Juan Pablo Angel in the 90th minute of the game took the air out of the Union's chance to go back to the top of the Eastern Conference table.

Head coach Piotr Nowak deserves the criticism that comes his way for his management of the game tonight.

Philadelphia Union at Chivas USA - Match #31 - Gamethread

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After managing a thrilling victory at home against D.C. United, the Philadelphia Union (10-7-13) will take to the West Coast to take on a Chivas USA (8-12-11) side fighting for their playoff lives. With a win today, the Union would vault into 1st place in the Eastern Conference. Kickoff at The Home Depot Center is scheduled for 8:06:30 PM ET.

Sunday Afternoon Union Freekicks: Le Toux, Union Look To Extend Unbeaten Streak

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The Philly Soccer Page " Match Preview: Union at Chivas USA
"You never know what's going to happen, but I think that it's a bit late for us," Chivas forward Juan Pablo Ángel said. "The only thing that we can do is control what we do on the field."

Adu versus Torres | Union Dues

Despite all of the praise that Freddy Adu has been receiving online, especially on Twitter, I feel he played terribly last night against DC United.

I made this little guy for all the Union fans out there.

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I made this little guy for all the Union fans out there.

Match #31 Preview: Philadelphia Union At Chivas USA

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Setting: Sunday, October 2 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.; kickoff scheduled for 8:06:30 PM Eastern

Broadcast Information: The Comcast Network (JP Dellacamera, Taylor Twellman, Bob Rigby), coverage beginning at 7:30 PM with a pre-game show / PRIME TICKET (Christian Miles, Allen Hopkins), KWHY-TV/W Radio 690 XEWW-AM (Hipólito Gamboa, Rigo Cervantez) in Los Angeles / MLS Direct Kick, MatchDay Live (PRIME TICKET feed)

Chivas's Record: 8-12-11, seventh in West

Chivas's Last Match: W, 3-0 vs.

Le Toux And The Union Learn The Lesson Of Sharing

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[Editor's Note: Nice look into Le Toux's goal scoring history with the Union.]

Now that Sebastien Le Toux has been on a red hot scoring streak we have seen many goals over the past few weeks and I noticed a pattern of how Le Toux has been scoring his goals. I thought I would dive into his history with the Philadelphia Union.

Philadelphia Union At Chivas USA - Three Preview Questions With The Goat Parade

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Alicia Ratterree of The Goat Parade, SB Nation's Chivas USA blog, and I exchanged three questions a piece ahead of tomorrow night's Union-CUSA match at PPL Park. Read my responses to Alicia questions by heading to The Goat Parade.

tBG: What's gotten into Juan Pablo Angel? Did a "cross"-city move actually rejuvenate his career, or is there another explanation - tactically, perhaps - for his great form?