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Archive: January, 2010

Union sign local TV deal with Channel 6

Thursday, January 28, 2010, 2:40 PM
The Philadelphia Union just announced that Channel 6 (WPVI) will be its local TV broadcaster this season. While the season schedule has not been released yet, a joint statement by the team and the station says that Philadelphia's ABC affiliate has a "commitment" to air "as many Philadelphia... Read more

ESPN's World Cup TV schedule

Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 8:21 PM
The press release writers in Bristol, Conn., aren't exactly known for brevity. But it still tells you something that ESPN's World Cup television schedule took five pages out of the office printer. As with Germany four years ago, all 64 games from South Africa this summer will air live and in HD on... Read more

A lesson in Philadelphia's soccer history

Monday, January 25, 2010, 3:00 AM
This is one of two posts that accompany my story about Walter Bahr in this morning's Inquirer. The other is the full transcript of my interview with Bahr that I used to set up the article. Click here to read it. Also be sure to check out Jeff Gammage's A1 story in the Inquirer about the Philadelphia... Read more

'I'll tell you exactly what happened'

Monday, January 25, 2010, 3:00 AM
This is one of two blog posts that accompany my story about Walter Bahr in this morning's Inquirer. The second post details the relationship between Bahr and another Philadelphia soccer legend, Walt Chyzowych. Click here to read it. Also be sure to check out Jeff Gammage's A1 story in the Inquirer... Read more

Union's deals for Califf, Dellacamera official

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 1:53 PM
The Philadephia Union have finalized the signing of U.S. national team defender Danny Califf. Califf comes to Philadelphia from Danish club FC Midtjylland. He spent six seasons in MLS at the beginning of the decade, five with Los Angeles and the last one with San Jose. Califf then headed to Denmark... Read more

'I think we have a lot of robots in the States'

Saturday, January 16, 2010, 9:05 PM
Though I've been writing about soccer for a while, I rarely get to actually play the game. Sure, I get in pickup games every now and again, but I wasn't on any kind of organized club team growing up. When I'm able to make it to a field, the only position I'm any good at is one you'd charitably describe... Read more

Live coverage: NSCAA Convention Day 3

Saturday, January 16, 2010, 8:13 AM
Greetings once again from the Convention Center, where a day of relative quiet has been interrupted by some breaking Philadelphia Union news. It's just been announced that ESPN's top soccer play-by-play announcer, JP Dellacamera, will be the play-by-play announcer for the Union's local broadcasts... Read more

2010 WPS Draft wrap-up

Saturday, January 16, 2010, 1:10 AM
Another long and fun day is in the books. The Philadelphia Independence added five players to their roster today: goalkeeper and Central High alum Mallori Lofton-Malachi; defenders Kelly Henderson, Caitlin Farrell and Danielle Collins; and midfielder Malorie Rutledge, the SEC's offensive player of... Read more

Live blog: The 2010 Women's Professional Soccer draft

Friday, January 15, 2010, 9:50 AM
Stories in this morning's papers Union takes first kicks in MLS draft by Bob Ford Union take long view in MLS draft by Pat Leonard Philadelphia Union's first MLS draft thrills fans by Jeff Gammage Union loads up on youth, talent by Kerith Gabriel Union draft picks' capsules by Kerith Gabriel MLS makes... Read more

2010 MLS SuperDraft recap

Friday, January 15, 2010, 1:06 AM
That was quite a day, wasn't it? I've put together a bunch of videos and audio clips from the SuperDraft. You can find more photos and my live blog of the draft here. In the video player you'll find interviews with: - Inquirer columnist Bob Ford and Daily News soccer writer Kerith Gabriel, analyzing... Read more
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Jonathan Tannenwald Staff Writer
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