Rick Jacobs

Sons of Ben

The Sons of Ben Help Kick Hunger 1-21-12

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Saturday's Sons of Ben-organized Help Kick Hunger charity at McFaddens at Citizen's Bank Park was a huge success. $8,300 was raised at the event, which featured appearances from the Philadelphia Union's Brian Carroll, Zach Pfeffer and Jimmy McLaughlin. The recently retired Veljko Paunovic was also on hand.

MLS And Philadelphia Union Joint Announcement At City Hall Tuesday: Expect 2012 All Star Game News

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As the Brotherly Game reported on Twitter Saturday night, it appears that Philadelphia will be the host of the 2012 MLS All Star Game.

Philadelphia Union executive Rick Jacobs told a crowd of fans at the Sons of Ben Help Kick Hunger event that there would be an announcement at 11 am at City Hall with MLS there as well.

Major League Soccer

Gutierrez new Head of Scouting & Player Development

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Diego Gutierrez has joined the Union's technical staff as the Head of Scouting and Player Development. "Knowing the foundation already laid, the fans, the philosophy of the club and the vision for the future, it's a true delight for me to become part of the Union's technical staff," Gutierrez said in a Union press release.

Mapp talks. WC = more harm than good? More news.

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KYW talks to Justin Mapp.

From head coach of the soccer team at St. Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark to vice president of business development and international affairs for the Philadelphia Union, here's a profile on Rick Jacobs.

Big Soccer has a mock 2011 Expansion Draft thread going for the Union.

The Rest

Union hosts “Beyond Soccer” summit on sports for social change

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On Sunday, the Union hosted the Beyond Soccer Summit, aimed at using soccer as a force for social change. Casey Pladus has a report.