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Amobi Okugo talks about Union's 1-0 win

Saturday, April 30, 2011, 8:09 PM
Video: Amobi Okugo talks about Union's 1-0 win. Read more

Game 6: Philadelphia Union vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Saturday, April 30, 2011, 9:37 AM
Time: 4:00 p.m. EDT Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV: WPVI-6 (J.P. Dellacamera, Taylor Twellman and Bob Rigby, pregame show starting at 3:30 p.m.) Injury Report Philadelphia Union Out: GK Thorne Holder (concussion) Doubtful: M Gabriel Farfan (right toe dislocation); Probable: M Brian Carroll (right... Read more

The SEPTA schedule for tomorrow's game

Friday, April 29, 2011, 12:08 PM
As you probably know, I'm covering the Penn Relays for most of the weekend. I'll be at PPL Park tomorrow afternoon, but I won't be getting there until after the USA vs. the World 4x100 races. So I'll miss the first few minutes of the game, but not too much. Here's the SEPTA schedule for tomorrow.... Read more

The Sons of Ben get Drudged

Monday, April 25, 2011, 2:42 PM
BREAKING NEWS MUST CREDIT... the AP wire from last month? A photo of the Sons of Ben celebrating Carlos Ruiz's goal in the Union's home opener against Vancouver is being featured on the Drudge Report today. Not surprisingly, this got the attention of the Internet. Among the possible reasons why... Read more

Video: Interview with MLS president Mark Abbott

Sunday, April 24, 2011, 7:55 PM
The Inquirer's Marc Narducci got an exclusive interview with Major League Soccer president Mark Abbott last week. Here's a video clip from their exchange. Among the subjects they discuss are the Union's success on and off the field, the potential for expanding PPL Park, and the parity in MLS this season... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Seattle Sounders

Thursday, April 21, 2011, 7:19 PM
Sorry this is so late. The reason, to be frank, is that people were slow in voting. But the Union having the weekend off gave me a bit more time to get this up. Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón: 6.51 - "Mondragón was good again, along with the defense. It was really weak to give up the... Read more

The making of an American soccer celebrity

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 2:47 PM
Here is the second part of my interview with GolTV color analyst Ray Hudson. I think it's the fun part. Hudson and I talked about how things work at GolTV, his views of American soccer, and how he has become something of a celebrity among soccer fans in this country. You can read the first part of... Read more

Q&A with GolTV soccer analyst Ray Hudson

Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 2:46 PM
Those of you who also follow my college basketball writing know that I am a big fan of CBS and ESPN color analyst Bill Raftery. The former La Salle player has famously built a lexicon of funny catch-phrases that he uses to describe the action on the hardwood. American soccer has its own version of... Read more

Union officially pass on Benny Feilhaber

Tuesday, April 19, 2011, 9:16 PM
The Union ended up getting a shot to claim U.S. national team midfielder Benny Feilhaber in the Major League Soccer allocation lottery, but they passed up the opportunity, a source close to the situation told me this evening. Just after I finished writing the first edition of this post, Major League... Read more

Take Two: Union vs. Seattle Sounders

Monday, April 18, 2011, 1:14 PM
Now that I finally got all the rainwater out of my computer bag, here are my thoughts on the Union's 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders on Saturday. - Is Sebastien Le Toux finally back in form? I wouldn't say he's all the way there yet, but Saturday's game was the most active we've seen him all season... Read more
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