John Linder

Philadelphia Union

How the 2011 election affected the Philadelphia Union

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Kevin Kinkead reviews how a change in leadership in Chester changed the Union's relationship with the city.

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.

Union pay overdue taxes to Chester

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Philadelphia Union and the city of Chester have settled a $500,000 payment due to the city government and are close to resolving the last remaining payout from 2010.

Le Toux on NY, Union fans; more news

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Apparently the Union are playing the New York Sebastien Le Touxs on Saturday. Le Toux says firing Nowak "the perfect thing to do." MLS goes smart. More news.

Hackworth: “Play without fear,” more news

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John Hackworth spoke at Wednesday's press conference about life as a the Union's new head coach. "The days have been long, but I enjoy the work. The group of guys that we are working with and the whole staff has been fantastic...but there is a lot of work to be done and it's the type of work anyone in my shoes would like to do.

H-burg friendly, Chester, USA, Euros, more

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You can follow all of the action from tonight's friendly between Harrisburg City Islanders and the Philadelphia Union with a live chat from HersheyPark hosted by PSP's Eli Pearlman-Storch. The chat starts at 6:45pm.

Brian Carroll says of tonight's friendly, "I am not sure who we plan on playing and who they plan on playing, but all I know is, no matter what, it's going to be a tough-fought game, both in the friendly and when we play them in the Open Cup.

Real v Celtic at the Linc, Toronto fallout, US Open Cup, more

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Breaking: Real Madrid will play Celtic on August 11 at the Linc.

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The Union host Rochester Rhinos tonight in US Open Cup play at PPL Park. Here's a preview from the Rhinos and another from Philly Soccer News.

PPL Park to host 2012 All-Star Game on July 25

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It's official, PPL Park will be the site of the 2012 MLS All-Star Game on July 25.

The opponent, "a renowned international club," will be announced at a later date.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sackiewicz, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Chester Mayor John Linder were on hand at the press conference at Philadelphia's City Hall on Tuesday morning for the announcement.

Union-MLS-City Hall press conference scheduled for Tuesday

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Following the announcement by the Philadelphia Union that a press conference has been scheduled for Tuesday at 11am to take place at City Hall in Center City Philadelphia, philly.com reports that the Union will host the 2012 MLS All-Star Game at PPL Park.

The press release from the Union says that team CEO Nick Sackiewicz, MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Chester Mayor John Linder and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter are all scheduled to be in attendance.

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Source: Chelsea To Play At PPL Park In 2012 MLS All-Star Game

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Manchester United will not play Major League Soccer's (MLS) All-Stars for a third straight year, but one of their English Premier League rivals will be at PPL Park this summer.

Chelsea will face the best of MLS on July 25, a source with knowledge of the game informed the Brotherly Game. An internal memo was also sent to Philadelphia Union affiliated organizations, according to the source, that stated the London club's summer tour date in Philadelphia was to be at PPL Park.

2012 MLS All-Star Game: Philadelphia Rewarded For Tradition, Soccer Investment

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Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber officially announced today that the 2012 AT&T MLS All-Star Game will be hosted by Philadelphia at PPL Park.

"That's why Philadelphia is the best sports city in the USA," Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said, "top notch fans, top notch stadium.

Upside: Big Announcement

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Their Words "Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and City of Chester Mayer John Linder will join Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and Philadelphia Union CEO and Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz in making a significant soccer announcement at a press conference Tuesday at City Hall." from the Philadelphia Union's press release.