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Philadelphia football: Comparing Union players to Eagles players

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As the Union's season crawls to a disappointing conclusion, the Philadelphia Eagles kick off their season this Sunday in Washington D.C. PSP is here to offer the definitive comparison of the two teams. Some choices are simple (I wonder who Doug Pederson is), while Carson Wentz's counterpart may surprise you.

Philadelphia Union hire new Chief Business Officer

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Tim McDermott joins the Union from the Philadelphia 76ers organization, however questions remain around the future role of Executive Vice President & Chief Revenue Officer Dave Rowan.

The Philadelphia Union's Front Office overhaul continued today, as the club announced the hire of a new Chief Business Officer.

MLS Cup Final 2014: LA Galaxy vs. New England Revolution

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The 2014 MLS Cup Final between the LA Galaxy and New England Revolution is this Sunday. Here's how to watch it - and why you should care.

The MLS Cup Final is set, and while the Philadelphia Union are not involved this year, there are plenty of reasons to watch. Hey, you still watch the Super Bowl when the Philadelphia Eagles miss it, right?

Lincoln Financial Field

Philadelphia Gets Gold: 2015 Gold Cup officially awarded

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Philadelphia to host the 2015 Gold Cup Final at Lincoln Financial Field, third and fourth place matches at PPL Park.

It was officially announced this morning that Philadelphia would be hosting the CONCACAF Gold Cup finals, which will take place at Lincoln Financial Field (or, to one Enrique Sanz, "Financial Lincoln Field"), home of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Source: MLS Deciding Between PPL Park And Livestrong Park For 2012 All Star Game, But "Nothing Firm" Yet

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PPL Park could soon show itself off to the North American soccer community, as the Philadelphia Union's game day home is one of two finalists for the 2012 MLS All Star Game. A league source informs the Brotherly Game that PPL Park and Sporting Kansas City's Livestrong Park are the last of a group of stadiums, which included the Vancouver Whitecaps' BC Place and the Montreal Impact's Saputo Stadium, but "nothing [is] firm" yet.

Detroit Lions

Analyzing How the NFL Playoffs Would Look Starting Today

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These would be your NFL Playoff teams if the playoffs started today:

AFC Division Leaders-New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs
AFC Wildcard Leaders-Denver Broncos, New York Jets.

NFC Division Leaders-Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks
NFC Wildcard Leaders-Carolina Panthers, San Francisco 49ers

Cowboys win the tiebreaker over the Philadelphia Eagles on head to head match up and better division record for NFC East crown.

Tight End Rankings – Week 17 Fantasy Football

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The 2011 fantasy football season has been the year of the tight end. Never has the tight end been this valuable in the fantasy football world. To end your 2011 season with a bang (and hopefully a championship), start one of these fantasy football tight ends.

1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Gronkowski will put the finishes touches on a legendary season.

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So what happened next? A Philadelphia Atoms denouement

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Our series commemorating the Philadelphia Atoms' historic 1973 NASL title concludes with a look at what happened to the team after the championship and the team's impact on American soccer.

Real Madrid play American Football with the Philadelphia Eagles

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Real Madrid got some guidance from the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday as they tried their hands at American football. Sergio Ramos seemingly fancied himself as a bit of a quarterback, but most of the players stuck to a more familiar skill-set by kicking field goals. Ramos, Alonso, Gonzalo Higuain, Esteban Granero and Alvaro Arbeloa all then [.

Monday After

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The last full week of February is upon us and the MLS season is just three weeks away. Here are some business stories from the weekend to get your Monday off to a great start. In San Jose, plans to build a $60 million stadium for the Earthquakes is continuing to creep forward. According to this article from the Mercury News, the stadium plan is set for a final vote on Wednesday night by the local Planning Commission.

MLS Announces That March 18 Will Be The Philadelphia Union's 2012 Season Home Opener

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The Philadelphia Union will play their first home game of the 2012 MLS season on March 18, according to a list of home openers released by MLS earlier today.

For a third straight season, the Union will begin the season by heading on the road to face an opponent, though which team that will be has yet to be announced.

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Remembering 1973 and Philadelphia’s summer miracle

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Our series commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Philadelphia Atom's historic inaugural season NASL championship begins with Steve Holroyd's look at the Philly sports scene in 1973.

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!

Who do you love?

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In February 2008, Philadelphia was officially awarded a MLS franchise. Only a few months earlier, the Philadelphia Eagles had finished at the bottom of their division. The Phillies were still licking their wounds after being unceremoniously swept out of the MLB playoffs by a surging Rockies team that would make it to the World Series before crumbling.

Pittsburgh Steelers

In Texas, They're Already Talking Houston, Dallas Superbowl

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Most fans outside of Texas would be laughing at the idea of an all-Texas Superbowl, but, after week one, two of the most impressive teams are Houston and Dallas.

A one-state, all-pride Superbowl doesn't come around often.

It's happened twice before, in 1995, when the Steve Young, Jerry Rice San Francisco 49ers clobbered the San Diego Chargers, 49-26, and in 1991, when a failed field goal try to end the game gave the New York Giants the edge over the Buffalo Bills, 20-19.

Real Madrid: Is Anybody Out There?

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Henceforth, we will only refer to Mr Alonso as 'Sabby' Alonso. The absolute indifference displayed by the crowd to the likes of Xabi Alonso, Sergio Ramos and Gonzalo Higuain who were kicking field goals at halftime during a recent Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Philadelphia Eagles game indicates an unfamiliarity with these world class players that borders [.

Sergio Ramos made a 53-yard field goal at a Philadelphia Eagles game

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Real Madrid are in Philadelphia for a friendly against Celtic on Saturday. While there, they've been training at the Philadelphia Eagles' complex and several Madrid players were special guests at the Eagles' preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.

To help promote Saturday's match, the Madrid players attempted field goals with American footballs at halftime (after practicing earlier in the day) and Sergio Ramos caught the commentators' attention by making a 53-yarder (for a point of reference, the longest field goal in NFL history is 63 yards).

NFL Power Rankings – Week 9

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As we head into Week 9 of the 2011 NFL season, let's take a look at the latest power rankings. These are the ten best football teams on the planet. While there is a lot of parity this year, there are definitely a handful of teams that make up the cream of the crop.

1. Green Bay Packers (7-0)
There's no doubt which team deserves to be ranked No.

Michael Vick

Extreme Makover Football Edition: What Michael Vick, John Terry, and Joey Barton Tell Us about Media Rehabilitation in 2012

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Recently, Michael Vick appeared on ESPN's Pardon the Interruption (PTI). Vick appeared on PTI to plug his new book, Finally Free: The Power of a Second Chance. In his nearly eight minute interview, the Philadelphia Eagles star openly acknowledged his problematic past and while contrite and thoughtful he also admitted the book was also an attempt to end the conversation about his history.

Plaxico Burress Wants to Join Eagles

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Plaxico Burress is looking for a job in the NFL. Where does he want to end up? With the Philadelphia Eagles and playing with Michael Vick as his quarterback. Burress and Vick were friends when they were children and the two talk to each other often.

"I really believe he can bring a championship to Philadelphia," said Burress on ESPN Radio, "and I'd love to be part of that.

Michael Vick Injury Update – Out Thursday

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Michael Vick's injury woes continue. For fantasy football owners and Philadelphia Eagles fans, we have more bad news: Michel Vick is out for Thursday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Michael Vick will miss his third straight game due to broken ribs. Vince Young, who threw for a career-high 400 yards last week against the New England Patriots, will start once again.

DeSean Jackson Inactive – Fantasy Football Outlook

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If you have DeSean Jackson in your fantasy football starting lineup, remove him immediately. The Philadelphia Eagles have made Jackson inactive after the star wide receiver overslept a mandatory team meeting on Saturday.

Since the Eagles are taking on the Arizona Cardinals this week, they should be able to win without Jackson.

Fantasy Football Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups

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The fantasy football season is more than halfway finished. Is your team ready to compete for a fantasy championship? If you need a little help, considering signing one of these waiver wire pickups for Week 9 of the 2011 fantasy football season.

QB Tarvaris Jackson, Seattle Seahawks
Yeah, everyone hates Tarvaris Jackson.

Eagles Crush Cowboys, Get Back on Track

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Now these are the Philadelphia Eagles we were expecting heading into the season. In a dominant performance, the Eagles destroyed the Dallas Cowboys by a final score of 34-7. And honestly, it wasn't even that close.

Michael Vick had one of his best games of the season, finishing 21-for-28 for 279 passing yards, 50 rushing yards and two passing touchdowns.

Week 8 NFL Power Rankings 2011

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With the 2011 NFL season almost halfway over, let's take a look at the best team's in all of football. This NFL power rankings will cover the top ten teams. Did your favorite team make the cut? Find out below.

1. Green Bay Packers
The reigning champs are undefeated and by far the best team in the NFL.

Michael Vick Fantasy Football Injury Update

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At first, the Philadelphia Eagles thought Michael Vick broke his right hand. However, further tests showed only a badly bruised right hand. What is the Michael Vick injury update for Week 4 of the 2011 fantasy football season?

He's playing.

Explained Vick: "Even if it was broke, I think I would have probably padded it up and went back out there.

Michael Vick Injury Update – Bruised Hand

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The injury news for Michael Vick took a rare turn for the good on Monday morning. After first saying that Vick broke his right hand, the Philadelphia Eagles now say that Vick suffered a bruised hand. That news makes it much more likely that Vick will be able to play in Week 4.

In the fantasy football world, Vick owners can now breathe a sigh of relief.

Michael Vick Injury Update – Fantasy Football Impact

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Michael Vick fantasy football owners aren't sleeping well tonight. The top rated fantasy quarterback coming into the 2011 fantasy football season is injured once again. Last week, Vick suffered a concussion. In Week 3, the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles broke his hand.

Though Vick returned to the field after breaking his right hand, he soon had to leave again because the swelling and pain were just too much.

Michael Vick Injury Update – Fantasy Impact

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When fantasy football owners drafted Michael Vick, they had one main worry: Injuries. In Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons, the quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles was forced to leave the game after suffering a concussion. In that instant, fantasy football owners around the world saw their worst fears come true.

Overrated Fantasy Football Quarterbacks in 2011

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While there is a lot of fantasy football quarterback talent this season, there is also a lot of hype. That has resulted in a few quarterbacks getting much more credit than they deserve heading into the 2011 fantasy football season. Here are our top overrated QBs in the fantasy world:

Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles
As a second rounder, I like him.

Liverpool

Will Michael Vick Consider Owning a Soccer Team, Too?

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Lebron made it chic. Will Vick follow in his footsteps?

Since Lebron's deal to become part owner of Liverpool FC, any pro athlete must be wondering what's the deal with owning a Soccer club. African-American U.

LFC Set For Africa - With Tony Blair

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Liverpool Football Club will this week be heading for South Africa to discover whether the highly-acclaimed Tactics 4 Families initiative will scoop a prestigious Beyond Sport award.
The program has been nominated for the Sport Team of the Year accolade, and the club recently travelled to New York to showcase the scheme at the world famous Yankee Stadium as part of the Beyond Sport United summit during which LFC Family Officer Mark Chester delivered a presentation about Tactics 4 Families.

Reds Head For New York

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Liverpool Football Club is today heading for New York to showcase the Tactics 4 Families initiative after the project was shortlisted for a prestigious Beyond Sport award.
The program has been nominated for the Sport Team of the Year accolade and as a result, Tactics 4 Families project manager Mark Chester will give a presentation at the world famous Yankee Stadium on Tuesday as part of the Beyond Sport United summit.

The Rest

CenturyLink Field converting back to soccer

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No NFL lines will be on the field for Tuesday's Western Conference Finals leg one (7 PM, FS1) against the Colorado Rapids.

The Seattle Seahawks beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. Shortly after all the press conferences and locker room interviews their large media contingent started singing the tune that Seattle Sounders fans wanted - the NFL lines are disappearing.

Freeform Friday: Your Worst Fashion Crimes

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Tell us: what crimes have you committed in the name of fashion?

To celebrate the release of another divisive and generally dissatisfying US Soccer kit (thanks for the template Nike!), The Bent Musket staff are spending this Freeform Friday discussing the worst things they ever wore. Before you judge, please remember the 90s were not kind to most of us.

Rock The Blue And Gold? Tim McDermott brings local ties and a famous brand slogan to Union

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Remember Sean McDermott? Remember those late 2000s Washington Capitals games where everything was "Rock The Red?" New Union Chief Business Officer Tim McDermott is related to both.

Many fans of Philadelphia sports will recognize the name Sean McDermott. The once-fired Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator was a hot-name among some local sports fans and media to replace Chip Kelly as Eagles head coach last month.

Union to play the Eagles in a game of football!

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International Friendly, Friday July 25th at 7:00 PM

Unfortunately this will not be a cross-code game against the Philadelphia Eagles - although it would be fun to see some of those big fat linemen trying to run for longer than six seconds - the birds in question are Crystal Palace from the English Premier League, nicknamed 'The Eagles'.

AO Philly: Philadelphia, PPL Park Submit Bid To Host USMNT World Cup Qualifier

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National Team soccer may return to PPL Park and Philadelphia in early 2013.

The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Outlaws posted on its Facebook page that Philadelphia submitted a bid to host a World Cup qualifying game featuring the United States Men's National Team in 2013. The stadium used in the bid was PPL Park, according to AO Philly.

PPL Park Will Host Chile-Ghana Friendly February 29

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PPL Park is hosting an international friendly between the national teams of Chile and Ghana, according to the Philadelphia Union. The kickoff time is set at 7 p.m. on February 29, a Wednesday night.

The team's press release its partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles, of the National Football League (NFL), as the reason for the friendly happening at PPL.

INVINCIBLE: Papale Visits PPL Park During Union Win

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Year two for the Philadelphia Union has brought along on-the-field success, but also off-the-field success as well. Various celebrities have visited PPL Park so far this season, almost all of whom have stopped by the River End at some point during their trips to watch the Union play.

Earlier in the season saw United States Men's National Team (USMNT) midfielder, Stuart Holden, actually come into the River End and play the drums, plus cheer alongside the Sons of Ben.