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Your suggestions for the Philadelphia Union’s starting lineup

Thursday, February 28, 2013, 9:00 AM
During his press conference Wednesday, Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth acknowledged that he hasn't finalized his starting lineup yet for the team's season-opening game this weekend. Hackworth certainly has a lot of options at his disposal. Many of his players can do well in multiple formations... Read more

Philadelphia Union unveil new third jersey, inspired by Bethlehem Steel

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 2:06 PM
Now it's official. After lots of rumor and speculation - and some leaked photos on the internet Tuesday afternoon - the Philadelphia Union finally unveiled their new third jersey during their Meet the Team event at Xfinity Live. The black, white and red color scheme is a tribute to Bethlehem Steel... Read more

Inquirer profiles forthcoming Sons of Ben movie

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 8:36 AM
Some of you may have heard about the movie on the Sons of Ben that's been in the works for a while now. In this morning's Inquirer, Jeff Gammage writes an extensive profile of the movie and its director, Jeff Bell, in today's paper. There are a lot of details about how the movie has come together... Read more

Philadelphia Union hire Alejandro Moreno as new color analyst for local television broadcasts

Thursday, February 7, 2013, 11:58 AM
Former Philadelphia Union forward Alejandro Moreno has been hired to replace Bob Rigby as the color analyst on the team's local television broadcasts. He will join J.P. Dellacamera, who returns for another season as the team's play-by-play voice. Moreno played for the Union in 2010, the team's inaugural... Read more

Major League Soccer partners with United Soccer Leagues to create new, stronger Reserve League

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 3:15 PM
Major League Soccer made one of the biggest announcements in its 18-year history on Wednesday, unveiling a partnership with the United Soccer Leagues to run its Reserve League within the USL PRO league structure. Starting this year, there will be interleague play between USL PRO and MLS Reserve League... Read more

Live coverage of the 2013 Major League Soccer SuperDraft

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 2:00 AM
INDIANAPOLIS - While there might not be a standout star in this year's SuperDraft, there are plenty of under-the-radar names with real pro prospects. And as I wrote in my SuperDraft preview, the Union have a history of finding talent under the radar. They'll have two opportunities to do so today,... Read more

Comcast adds beIN Sport's English feed, drops Gol TV

Saturday, December 15, 2012, 9:51 AM
Comcast has finally delivered on its promise to add beIN Sport's English-language feed to its cable systems. But the move has come at a cost: the nation's largest cable provider has dropped Gol TV. The good news is that you can finally now watch Spain's La Liga, Italy's Serie A, France's Ligue 1,... Read more

Comcast aims to add beINSport locally before Sept. 7 U.S. national team World Cup qualifier

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 8:22 PM
I don't want this to get too buried amid the other stories I've written today, which is part of why I've saved it for last and broken it out separately. I traded e-mails with a spokesperson at Comcast this afternoon regarding their plans to start carrying the al-Jazeera-owned soccer channel beINSport... Read more

Video: A festive night of soccer at PPL Park ends with a 3-2 win for the Major League Soccer All-Stars against Chelsea

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 5:38 AM
One of the big pregame tifo displays from the record crowd of 19,236 at PPL Park. (Jonathan Tannenwald/Philly.com) I hope that those of you who spent last night at PPL Park appreciate how special having the MLS All-Star Game in town was. When I moved here from D.C. to start working at Philly.com... Read more

Video: Q&A with Women's Professional Soccer CEO Jennifer O'Sullivan

Saturday, January 14, 2012, 2:31 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Friday's Women's Professional Soccer draft represented the first occasion in which new league CEO Jennifer O'Sullivan was really in the spotlight. After spending most of Friday afternoon overseeing the WPS draft, O'Sullivan spent a few minutes chatting with reporters about the goals... Read more
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