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Archive: July, 2010

A satisfying win for the Union

Thursday, July 15, 2010, 2:09 AM
Let's be honest: the Union's 1-0 win over Celtic last night shouldn't be considered anything historic. Yes, it was a shutout, but against what was clearly Celtic's second team. It says a lot that even many of the Celtic fans who were in the game chat didn't know much about the players on their squad... Read more

Live blog: Philadelphia Union vs. Celtic F.C.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010, 3:17 PM
Time: 8:00 p.m. Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV: None Despite the heavy rains that have slammed our region all day, the game will be played as scheduled. The Union put out a release this afternoon saying that they were discussing canceling it because of flooding around the stadium. But after consulting... Read more

Celtic ready to face the Union

Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 8:33 PM
This game should be a fun one. It's always cool when an international team faces an MLS side, and even more so when the visitors are willing to play at a smaller, soccer-specific stadium. I suspect that there will be a fair amount of green and white in the stands, because Celtic have a huge fan base... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. San Jose

Tuesday, July 13, 2010, 10:00 AM
The numbers this week are not so good. Goalkeeper Chris Seitz: 5.20 - "Seitz should have stopped the second goal. Alvarez only had one way to go against Harvey and, from that angle, a small piece of the goal at which to aim." (Nathan M.) Defenders Cristian Arrieta: 3.60 - "Danny... Read more

Take Two: Union vs. San Jose

Monday, July 12, 2010, 9:00 AM
I made my main point from Saturday's game in my postgame writeup. But I do have a few other things to put out there, especially in light of Sunday's World Cup championship game. - If Howard Webb had been the referee, the Union would have won. This was Abbey Okulaja's 97th Major League Soccer game... Read more

Nowak: 'We shot ourselves in the foot'

Sunday, July 11, 2010, 12:51 AM
If you are relatively new to soccer, as I know many of you are, that feeling in your gut last night was one that has been felt many times by fans of the sport around the world. The Union were dominant for at least 89 of 90 minutes against San Jose last night. But in that one left over, they lost the... Read more

Game 13: San Jose Earthquakes at Philadelphia Union

Saturday, July 10, 2010, 11:48 AM
Time: 6:00 p.m. Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV: Fox Soccer Channel/Fox Sports en Español (Brian Dunseth, Christopher Sullivan and Katie Witham) A little rain never hurt anyone, right? Read more

Train schedule for Saturday's game

Friday, July 9, 2010, 4:07 PM
As I did for the last home game, I've put together a schedule of SEPTA service to PPL Park for the Union's game Saturday against the San Jose Earthquakes. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. Shuttle buses start running from the Chester Transportation Center four hours before the game, and will run after... Read more

Independence's Rodriguez named Player of the Month

Thursday, July 8, 2010, 3:21 PM
Philadelphia Independence forward Amy Rodriguez has been named Women's Professional Soccer's player of the month for June. Rodriguez scored five goals and recorded two assists in June, including two goals in the come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Washington Freedom on June 26. She won the award unanimously... Read more

Rank and File: Union at Chivas USA

Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 9:00 AM
I had my say yesterday; now it's your turn. I find it interesting that Saturday's game merited a remarkable number of exact 5.00 scores. Then again, the 1-1 draw was the definition of a middling result. As always, if you want to join the fun, just email me and I'll get you on our listserv. Goalkeeper Chris... Read more
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