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Archive: July, 2011

More on the Independence playing at PPL Park

Sunday, July 31, 2011, 2:14 PM
We had a nice little discussion going here last week about the announcement that the Independence will play their playoff game next month at PPL Park instead of at Widener. Independence coach Paul Riley and owner David Halstead were at the Union game on Friday, along with the team's World Cup stars... Read more

Carlos Ruiz leaving the Philadelphia Union

Friday, July 29, 2011, 10:58 PM
Veteran forward Carlos Ruiz is leaving the Philadelphia Union, manager Peter Nowak announced after Saturday’s 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids at PPL Park. Although Nowak strongly praised Ruiz’s skills on the field, he cited off-the-field issues as the reason for Ruiz’s departure... Read more

One question for Jürgen Klinsmann

Friday, July 29, 2011, 8:14 PM
As I’m sure is the case with the rest of you, I’ve spent a fair amount of time today thinking about the U.S. Soccer Federation’s decision to hire Jürgen Klinsmann as men’s national team head coach. I’ve been contemplating not just whether Klinsmann can keep the senior... Read more

Jürgen Klinsmann named coach of U.S. national team

Friday, July 29, 2011, 12:36 PM
I am doing a lot of other things today before tonight's Union game, but here's the announcement from U.S. Soccer that Jürgen Klinsmann has been hired as U.S. national team coach. Grant Wahl of says Klinsmann tweets: "He’ll have more control than any U.S. coach before him." We'll... Read more

U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley fired

Thursday, July 28, 2011, 3:03 PM
NOTE: If you are reading this after the announcement that Jürgen Klinsmann has been hired, then obviously most of the post is moot. But the video of Klinsmann below is still important, so check it out. The United States Soccer Federation has fired men's national team head coach Bob Bradley. The... Read more

Video: Philadelphia 'in the mix' to get MLS All-Star Game

Thursday, July 28, 2011, 12:31 AM
This should get people talking... After the Major League Soccer All-Stars were blown out by Manchester United, 4-0, at Red Bull Arena, MlS commissioner Don Garber said Philadelphia "will be in the mix" to host an All-Star Game in coming years. Question for all of you: should it be at Lincoln Financial... Read more

Video: Faryd Mondragón at the MLS All-Star Game

Thursday, July 28, 2011, 12:30 AM
Union goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón talked with The Inquirer's Marc Narducci after playing in the Major League Soccer All-Star Game. Mondragón started and gave up the first two goals of the All-Stars' 4-0 loss to Manchester United at Red Bull Arena. (Video by Marc Narducci/The Philadelphia... Read more

The real meaning of Real Madrid's visit

Sunday, July 24, 2011, 4:59 AM
Time for a long post, because it’s been a while since I’ve uncorked one, and this seems like a good time for it. Stick around all the way until the end and you’ll find video highlights from the game, and audio of both coaches’ postgame press conferences. Real Madrid’s... Read more

Video: Philadelphia Union-Real Madrid postgame quotes

Sunday, July 24, 2011, 4:49 AM
Amobi Okugo, Michael Farfan, Zac MacMath, Jack McInerney, Faryd Mondragón and Peter Nowak talk about the Union's 2-1 loss to Real Madrid at Lincoln Financial Field. Read more

Video: Philadelphia Union-Real Madrid postgame analysis

Sunday, July 24, 2011, 4:25 AM
After the Union's 2-1 loss to Real Madrid finished up, I got together with The Inquirer's Marc Narducci to discuss what the game meant for the Union, and on a wider scale for soccer fans in Philadelphia. Read more
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