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Sons of Ben

Sons of Ben president discusses protest march

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 8:23 PM
Before Sunday's Union game against D.C. United, the Sons of Ben marched in protest from their pregame tailgate to the stadium. They raised a banner which read "UNION FANS DESERVE BETTER," and carried a coffin whose interior depicted Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz with the inscription "NICK SAKIEWICZ SERIAL... Read more

2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup TV schedule

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 3:41 PM
For the first time since 2009, the CONCACAF Gold Cup is coming back to Philadelphia - and it's coming back in a big way. Lincoln Financial Field hosts the championship game of the 2015 edition of North and Central America's biennial championship for national teams. PPL Park hosts the third-place game... Read more

Live video: Soccer Morning with NASN and Soccerly.com, September 15

Monday, September 15, 2014, 10:03 AM
Many of you know that I am a regular guest on Soccer Morning, the online radio show from Soccerly.com and the North American Soccer Network. I am guest-hosting Monday's edition, so I figured I'd put up a post with the YouTube live stream for Philly.com's audience. Guests today include: - Sports Illustrated's... Read more

The Comcast Network to broadcast U.S. Open Cup final

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 11:51 AM
In the previous two years of GolTV's broadcast rights deal for the U.S. Open Cup final, the network refused to allow any local stations to air simultaneous coverage. This year, though, the Union have broken GolTV's hegemony. Though it hasn't officially been announced yet by any of the parties involved... Read more

Pat vs. Philly: Penalty kicks with the Union

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 1:01 PM
In his latest sporting escapade, Philly.com's Pat Gallen heads down to PPL Park to learn the fine art of taking - and saving - penalty kicks from Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Zac MacMath and defender Amobi Okugo. Read more

Philadelphia Soccer 6, Starfinder Foundation team up for charity fundraiser

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6:05 PM
Let’s take a moment to step away from the pro soccer scene and highlight a great cause in the local community. On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Soccer 6 - an organization uniting the region’s six Division I college soccer programs - announced it will host a youth clinic and exhibition game... Read more

As a new MLS season dawns, pressure rises on the Union

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 2:27 AM
On Saturday night, the Union will officially begin their fifth season of existence. By the team's own admission, it is a year when they have to deliver serious results on the field. Making the playoffs is the minimum expectation, and for good reason. This winter's overhaul has dramatically strengthened... Read more

A photographic tour of Major League Soccer

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 9:10 AM
Every now and again, I get asked which MLS team I root for. When I travel to other cities, I get asked if I’m a Union fan. Around here, people who know I grew up in Washington ask if I still have ties to D.C. United. Still others ask if I’m partial to Portland or Montréal or other... Read more

Comcast responds to criticism over Premier League Extra Time problems

Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:19 PM
I received some new information from Comcast on August 22 about their issues with Extra Time. Click here to read that post. For the most part, NBC Sports’ inaugural day of Premier League coverage went extremely well. The television broadcasts were smooth, the online streaming was high-quality... Read more

Catching up with former Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Brad Knighton

Sunday, August 4, 2013, 10:25 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. - Before last weekend's Union-Whitecaps game, I wrote about the goalkeeping situation in Vancouver and Brad Knighton's role in it. Despite a pretty strong performance against the Union, Knighton was finally benched Saturday night by Vancouver manager Martin Rennie. It was going to... Read more
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