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Archive: October, 2010

Rank and File: Union at Columbus Crew

Thursday, October 28, 2010, 5:04 PM
With the 2010 season officially in the books, it's time to take a look back at the year as a whole. Marc Narducci's analysis in today's Inquirer covers a lot of the ground, so here's something more to supplement it. I've compiled all of the Rank and File ratings from this season to get a season-average... Read more

Le Toux not among MVP finalists

Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 6:36 PM
Major League Soccer announced the finalists for its year-end awards tonight, and Sebastien Le Toux was not among the three finalists for Most Valuable Player. The finalists were Los Angeles Galaxy forward Edson Buddle, FC Dallas midfielder David Ferreira and San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski... Read more

Why Sebastien Le Toux is MLS' most valuable player

Monday, October 25, 2010, 11:33 PM
I cast my votes for the various end-of-season awards across Major League Soccer yesterday afternoon. For the last few weeks, I had been planning to vote for Sebastien Le Toux as the league's Most Valuable Player, but San Jose striker Chris Wondolowski's epic goalscoring streak of late had changed my... Read more

Take Two: Union at Columbus Crew

Monday, October 25, 2010, 4:41 AM
This post is rather long, but hey, it's my last postgame writeup of the season. So here are some thoughts from me after the Union closed out their inaugural season with a disappointing 3-1 loss to the Crew in Columbus. The video highlights are here, if you can stomach them. - I really think the Union... Read more

Video highlights: Columbus Crew 3, Philadelphia Union 1

Monday, October 25, 2010, 3:51 AM
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Is Heather Mitts leaving Philly again?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010, 6:15 PM
The Philadelphia Independence named defender Heather Mitts as one of their unprotected players for the upcoming Women's Professional Soccer expansion draft, which will help the new Buffalo/Rochester franchise fill out its inaugural roster. If Mitts is chosen in the draft, which will take place November... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Red Bull New York

Tuesday, October 19, 2010, 9:00 AM
I've tried over the last few weeks to stay out of adding my own comments to this, but I do want to offer my two cents about one player in particular. You'll see below that there are views from both ends of the spectrum about Fred. I personally think that he's worth bringing back, though his salary... Read more

Q&A with Union president Tom Veit

Monday, October 18, 2010, 9:00 AM
The loyal readers among you may have already listened to the audio of my interview with Philadelphia Union president Tom Veit from Saturday. I decided that Veit's remarks were worth their own post, so I've transcribed the interview below. There's a lot of good information here, from a potential third... Read more

At last, it all comes together for the Union

Sunday, October 17, 2010, 1:12 AM
Raise your hand if you expected the Union to win last night. Not wanted them to win, or hoped they would win. Expected they would win. I'll admit it: I didn't. The Red Bulls have been playing so well lately, and are so stacked with talent, that I figured their visit to PPL Park would end the way... Read more

Game 29: Philadelphia Union vs. Red Bull New York

Saturday, October 16, 2010, 6:00 PM
Time: 6:00 p.m. EDT Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV: Fox Soccer Channel It's the Union's last home game of the season, and it should be an electric atmosphere as Thierry Henry and Rafael Márquez come to town. The inherent rivalry across all sports between Philadelphia and New York will make... Read more
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Jonathan Tannenwald
Lauren Green Inquirer Staff Writer
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