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Archive: September, 2010

Rank and File: Union vs. Chicago Fire

Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 9:30 AM
I had my say yesterday. Now it's your turn. As ever, if you want to cast a ballot, just email me and I'll add you to the listserv. The more, the merrier. Goalkeeper Brad Knighton: 7.29 - "Knighton was an improvement over Seitz and was as aggressive as Seitz is terminally indecisive. He was lucky... Read more

Take Two: Union vs. Chicago Fire

Monday, September 13, 2010, 9:30 AM
A few thoughts after watching a replay of the Union's win Saturday night at PPL Park... - Sebastien Le Toux's goal was set up by a potential Justin Mapp hand ball. This is another situation where we can debate the letter and the spirit of the law. From the right flank, Alejandro Moreno played a ball... Read more

Defense makes Union's case in win

Saturday, September 11, 2010, 11:58 PM
The big headline is that the Union got its first shutout of the season in its 1-0 win over the Chicago Fire at PPL Park. The small headline is that the back line deserves as much credit as goalkeeper Brad Knighton. So many times this season, the Union have played 85 minutes of great soccer, and made... Read more

Game 23: Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire

Friday, September 10, 2010, 10:30 PM
Time: 6:00 p.m. EDT Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV: Fox Soccer Channel (Brian Dunseth, Christopher Sullivan, Katie Witham and Todd Grisham) Injury Report Philadelphia Union Doubtful: D Juan Diego González Alzate (left groin strain) Questionable: D Toni Stahl (right ankle strain), M Eduardo... Read more

Wrapping up the U.S. World Cup bid inspection

Friday, September 10, 2010, 11:22 AM
The FIFA World Cup bid inspection delegation left the United States yesterday afternoon, and U.S. bid chair Sunil Gulati looked back at the visit in a conference call with reporters this morning. I've put together a photo gallery from the inspection trip, and over the weekend I'll have some videos... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Kansas City Wizards

Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 12:46 PM
Sorry this took so long to put together, as I've been busy with other work for the last few days. Let's first round up a few news items of note. - The FIFA World Cup inspection team arrived in New York yesterday. There are some photos of the group's visit to the Meadowlands and Red Bull Arena here... Read more

The risks and rewards of Roger Torres

Monday, September 6, 2010, 2:30 AM
We've already discussed Chris Seitz's struggles in Saturday's Union game. So this post is going to deal with another part of the pitch: the midfield. I've been criticial of Peter Nowak's starting lineups over the last few matches, because I've thought his midfields have lacked players who can play... Read more

Nowak puts blame squarely on Seitz

Saturday, September 4, 2010, 9:04 PM
Peter Nowak is well-known for his candor. If he has something to say, he will say it, and he'll say it at the start of his press conferences without any prompting. But it was still surprising to hear Nowak single out Chris Seitz almost immediately for being the cause of the Union's 1-1 draw against... Read more

Game 22: Philadelphia Union vs. Kansas City Wizards

Saturday, September 4, 2010, 12:12 PM
Time: 3:30 p.m. EDT Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV: WPVI 6.2, WQMY-29 (J.P. Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth) Injury Report Philadelphia Union Out: D Toni Stahl (right lower leg strain), M Eduardo Coudet (right calf strain); M Fred (right groin strain) Questionable: M Shea Salinas (left fibula fracture)... Read more

Train schedule for Saturday's game

Friday, September 3, 2010, 3:45 PM
It's a 3:30 p.m. kickoff against the Kansas City Wizards at PPL Park. Here's the SEPTA schedule. Looks like fans going back to Center City will have to hurry a bit after the game, but fans going to Wilmington will have a convenient postgame train. Pregame service From Center City ... Read more
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