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Archive: January, 2011

Nowak emphasizes creativity in Union's preseason training

Saturday, January 29, 2011, 1:31 PM
I went out to YSC Sports in Wayne yesterday to check out the Union's last practice session of the week. It lasted about two hours, and I got to spend quite a lot of that time getting a good look at just about every player on the field. The main impression I left with, though, was of Peter Nowak. He... Read more

Union waive Brad Knighton

Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 6:26 PM
Remember how not that long ago, it seemed like the Union were trying to move one of Chris Seitz or Brad Knighton, and keep the other? And remember how they ended up stuck with both for a while? Well, now they have neither. Yeah, really. The Union waived Knighton Tuesday evening, a move that was... Read more

Mintal officially turns down Union; Mondragón's salsa dance moves

Monday, January 24, 2011, 7:09 PM
I just got confirmation from a source in Germany that FC Nurnberg striker Marek Mintal officially has turned down the Union's contract offer. I was told that Mintal has informed Union manager Peter Nowak of his decision. Not many details are known yet as to why Mintal decided to stay with Nurnberg... Read more

'An exciting moment' for Philadelphia's Colombian community

Friday, January 21, 2011, 4:11 PM
Few people are better able to take the pulse of our region’s Hispanic population than the journalists who work in the local Spanish-language media. Among the most prominent of those periodistas is Julio César Largo, the sports reporter for Philadelphia’s Univision affiliate, WUVP... Read more

Mondragón ready for Philadelphia's 'special attitude'

Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6:27 PM
Faryd Mondragón definitely knows what he's getting into by coming to Philadelphia. The Union's new goalkeeper experienced the atmosphere at PPL Park during the U.S.-Colombia friendly last fall. So when he and fellow new signing Carlos Valdez were introduced this afternoon, Mondragón... Read more

Video: New Union goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón

Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6:26 PM
I spoke exclusively with new Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón after the Union's press conference introducing him and defender Carlos Valdés. Read more

Video: New Union defender Carlos Valdés

Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6:24 PM
I spoke exclusively with new Philadelphia Union defender Carlos Valdés after the Union's press conference introducing him and goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón. Thanks to Cristina Maíllo-Belda of the Union's media relations staff for helping with translation. Read more

Video: Union's chief scout discusses new signings

Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6:23 PM
Philadelphia Union head of scouting and player development Diego Gutierrez spoke with reporters after the Union introduced its two new players, goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón and defenfer Carlos Valdés. Read more

Video: Union assistant coach on new signings

Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6:22 PM
I spoke exclusively with Philadelphia Union assistant coach John Hackworth after the Union introduced its two new players, goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón and defender Carlos Valdés. Read more

Video: Peter Nowak talks about new Union signings

Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6:20 PM
Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak spoke with reporters after the Union introduced its two new players, goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón and defender Carlos Valdés. Read more
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