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Archive: March, 2011

Video: Danny Califf interview

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 11:02 PM
Philadelphia Union defender Danny Califf reflects on the importance of the team's 2-0 start, and looks ahead to Saturday's game against the Galaxy in Los Angeles. Read more

Video: Marc Narducci previews Union-Galaxy

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 10:43 PM
The Inquirer's Marc Narducci takes a look ahead to the Union's game against the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday. Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Vancouver

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 12:00 PM
I had more than enough to say yesterday about Saturday's game, so now it's your turn. Here are your player ratings and comments on the Union's win over Vancouver. Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón: 7.92 - "Mondragón continues to show why the Union went after him. A calming presence on the... Read more

Take Three: Why Carlos Ruiz's goal shouldn't have counted

Monday, March 28, 2011, 8:27 PM
Now that we've spent all day trying to confirm that Carlos Ruiz's goal should have counted, let's take a look at an opposite view. Literally. Commenter Oreland827 passed along this video that was shot from the stands across the field from the angle the TV cameras had. Jump to the 3:12 mark: In... Read more

Take Two: Why Carlos Ruiz's goal was onside

Monday, March 28, 2011, 7:35 AM
In the moments after Carlos Ruiz's goal on Saturday, there was a lot of debate in the press box about whether Ruiz should have been flagged for offside. Watching the play live, it sure looked to me like Ruiz was past the last defender when the ball was played. I suspect that some of you also wondered... Read more

Union showing signs of maturity

Sunday, March 27, 2011, 12:51 AM
After the Union's 1-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps at PPL Park, I got together with Kerith Gabriel of the Daily News to analyze what we saw. We also take a look ahead to next weekend's game against the Galaxy in Los Angeles. The video includes highlights from Union manager Peter Nowak's press... Read more

Game 2: Vancouver Whitecaps at Philadelphia Union

Saturday, March 26, 2011, 6:50 AM
Time: 4:00 p.m. EDT Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV: WPVI-6 (J.P. Dellcamera, Taylor Twellman and Bob Rigby) If you're relatively new to soccer, and you wonder why scarves are the fashion item of choice for many soccer fans, a day like to day is the reason. It's going to be very cold on the banks... Read more

The SEPTA schedule for tomorrow's game

Friday, March 25, 2011, 1:14 PM
Another sign that the soccer season is truly upon us: I give you the information you need to know in order to get to PPL Park by rail. As with last year, there will be a free shuttle service from the Chester Transportation Center starting four hours before the match. With tomorrow's kickoff set for... Read more

Previewing U.S.-Argentina with ESPN's Ian Darke

Friday, March 25, 2011, 12:05 PM
Yesterday afternoon, I got an exclusive interview with ESPN's lead soccer play-by-play voice, Ian Darke. He is in New York this weekend to call the U.S.-Argentina friendly at the New Meadowlands Stadium tomorrow night on ESPN2 (7 p.m.). If you were paying close attention to your Inquirer this morning... Read more

Video: Union ready for home opener

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 9:29 PM
Peter Nowak and Danny Califf met the press this afternoon at PPL Park ahead of the Union's home opener against Vancouver. Kerith Gabriel of the Daily News was there, and has this preview of Saturday's game. Read more
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Jonathan Tannenwald
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