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Archive: July, 2010

Union drop points they should have taken

Sunday, August 1, 2010, 12:00 AM
The Union's 1-1 draw with New England was an eminently frustrating game. It was there for the taking, especially in the last 15 minutes of the second half when the Union simply could not finish in the final third. So yet again, the Union come away from PPL Park with a dissatisfying result. There are... Read more

Game 15: New England Revolution at Philadelphia Union

Saturday, July 31, 2010, 8:09 AM
Time: 3:30 p.m. EDT Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV: WPVI-6 (J.P. Dellacamera and Kyle Martino) If you're wondering what the words are to those chants you're hearing, check out PhillySongs.net, which has a nice breakdown of everything. Read more

Union make roster moves; An early look at the playoffs

Friday, July 30, 2010, 1:54 PM
While I was in the middle of writing this post, the Union waived third-string goalkeeper Brian Perk. There were no quotes from anyone in the team's press release, so hopefully we'll find out more from Peter Nowak tomorrow. The Union also announced today that they've signed J.T. Noone to an official... Read more

Catching up with Tony Donatelli

Monday, July 26, 2010, 11:15 PM
Another post to get us from now until the next Union game on Saturday. Before we get to it, I suspect you might like to know what I think of the Justin Mapp deal. I think it's fantastic - Mapp is good enough to be a starter. I'm surprised the Union pulled off the deal, though the Fire clearly want... Read more

A lesson in refereeing

Monday, July 26, 2010, 9:00 AM
We have speent a good bit of time on here in recent weeks discussing a wide range of refereeing decisions in Union games. It turns out that one of them got the attention of U.S. Soccer's overseers of officiating. The decision happened a few weeks ago, but with the Union on a 10-day break we have time... Read more

Philly fans' profanity causes controversy

Friday, July 23, 2010, 11:44 AM
Excuse me for writing a headline without any news in it, but there is a spat going on across the Internets today that needs our attention. A soccer blogger and Manchester United fan in Charlotte, N.C., named Ethiene Rodriguez, has taken to the website EPLTalk.com to roast the Sons of Ben for chanting... Read more

Union sends message despite loss

Thursday, July 22, 2010, 1:18 AM
Here's a premise to discuss: was the Union's 1-0 loss to Manchester United more impressive than their 1-0 win over Celtic? I say yes. Of course it wasn't United's best team, but any group with Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes in it is the real deal. The rest of Sir Alex Ferguson's lineup was filled with... Read more

Live blog: Philadelphia Union vs. Manchester United

Wednesday, July 21, 2010, 11:43 AM
Time: 7:30 p.m. Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa. TV: ESPN2 (Max Bretos and Taylor Twellman) Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Toronto FC

Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 11:52 PM
A little something to tide you over until the Manchester United game kicks off. I'll be hosting a live chat starting near the 7:30 p.m. kickoff, so join me if you aren't going to the game. Goalkeeper Chris Seitz: 5.25 Defenders Cristian Arrieta: 4.50 - "Stop me if you've heard this before:... Read more

Roger Torres' injury a sprained ankle

Thursday, July 15, 2010, 2:04 PM
The Union announced this morning that the injury midfielder Roger Torres suffered in the 41st minute last night was a sprained right ankle. "We plan to do some more tests, but if I had to guess right now I’d list him as questionable for the game Saturday against Toronto," the team's... Read more
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