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Archive: March, 2012

Union president Nick Sakiewicz: Preseason fight in Costa Rica 'not a big deal'

Monday, March 12, 2012, 1:15 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. – When the Philadelphia Union got in a fight in their final preseason game against Costa Rican club Belén, a video of the brawl sparked headlines across the American soccer community. Nobody with the club said much about the incident at the time, but Union president Nick... Read more

Brian Carroll is set for another unassuming season – and that’s a good thing

Monday, March 12, 2012, 3:42 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. - It would be easy to call midfielder Brian Carroll one of the Philadelphia Union's unsung heroes. But it's hard to say that a guy who's about to enter his 10th year in Major League Soccer is unsung. Especially when you consider that he's reached the playoffs in all nine of his previous... Read more

Zac MacMath ready to step up and be the Philadelphia Union’s No. 1 goalkeeper

Monday, March 12, 2012, 2:42 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. – The spotlight will shine brightly upon goalkeeper Zac MacMath when he takes the field for the Philadelphia Union tonight. It would be hard to replace Faryd Mondragón in any team. But MacMath must also do so on in a city with a history of chewing up and spitting out netminders... Read more

Previewing the Philadelphia Union’s season with ESPN color analyst Taylor Twellman

Monday, March 12, 2012, 2:25 AM
PORTLAND, Ore. - Taylor Twellman’s voice should be familiar to all of you by now. After spending last year as the Philadelphia Union’s local TV color analyst, Twellman took a full-time job with ESPN to be the lead color analyst for Major League Soccer and U.S. men’s national team... Read more

Sébastien Le Toux makes a point (or three) in his Vancouver Whitecaps debut

Sunday, March 11, 2012, 12:54 PM
VANCOUVER, B.C. - Just like the last time Sébastien Le Toux joined a new team in Major League Soccer, it didn’t take long for him to make a dramatic first impression. Two years ago at Lincoln Financial Field, Sébastien Le Toux scored in the fourth minute of in his first home game... Read more

Transcript of Don Garber's preseason conference call

Thursday, March 8, 2012, 5:31 PM
SEATTLE - Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber held a preseason conference call with reporters Thursday afternoon. If you weren't following it as it happened, here's a summary of my live-tweeting. Read more

Union picked fourth in East in preseason writers' poll

Thursday, March 8, 2012, 5:18 PM
SEATTLE - The North American Soccer Reporters has released its preseason media poll. The Union were picked to finish fourth in the Eastern Conference. I am a member of the NASR and I was one of the voters. It tells you something about the state of the American soccer media that only 21 people cast... Read more

Video: Catching up with Abington native Jeff Parke

Thursday, March 8, 2012, 12:49 PM
SEATTLE - Any time I cover a Sounders game, whether here in the Pacific Northwest or elsewhere, I make sure to say hello to Jeff Parke. The Abington native and Drexel alumnus is a great guy, and still keeps close ties to the Philadelphia area despite living on the other side of the country. After... Read more

Eddie Johnson, Herculez Gomez return to the American soccer spotlight

Thursday, March 8, 2012, 3:44 AM
The Emerald City Supporters' pregame display Wednesday night. (Jonathan Tannenwald/Philly.com) SEATTLE – If you stayed up late on the east coast to watch the CONCACAF Champions League game between the Seattle Sounders and Santos Laguna, I’m guessing it wasn’t out of a sense of... Read more

Raising the curtain on the 2012 Major League Soccer season

Wednesday, March 7, 2012, 10:00 AM
For many of you, the offseason has been too long. For others - myself included, I must admit - the winter has flown by. Admittedly, I've been plenty busy over the last few weeks covering college basketball. But there's been so much going on with the Union this offseason that it feels like I never... Read more
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