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Archive: August, 2010

U.S. Soccer president: Bradley's record 'speaks for itself'

Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 1:27 PM
Topping the post with some breaking Union news: The club announced today that it has signed 20-year-old American defender/midfielder Sheanon Williams. The Boston native had been playing with the Union's USL-2 affiliate, the Harrisburg City Islanders. Williams is a product of the U.S. Under-17 national... Read more

Rank and File: Union at New England Revolution

Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 9:00 AM
A few quick tidbits before we get to your player ratings. First of all, the Union announced yesterday that Wednesday night's game against Chivas will be broadcast on Univision on a one-hour tape delay. I've yet to hear who the announcers will be, and whether they'll be on site or calling the games... Read more

Bob Bradley gets four more years

Monday, August 30, 2010, 7:29 PM
The U.S. Soccer Federation announced this evening that men's national team head coach Bob Bradley has been given a four-year contract extension. This means that Bradley will, at least as of now, lead the team through the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. More details are available from the Associated Press... Read more

Take Two: Union at New England Revolution

Monday, August 30, 2010, 9:00 AM
- Peter Nowak isn't afraid to gamble, and he hit the jackpot Saturday night. All three of the substitutions Nowak made against New England brought attacking players in and took defensive players out. Nowak is not a coach who does things out of desperation, but the Revolution are a direct, physical... Read more

Video highlights of the Union's win

Sunday, August 29, 2010, 12:09 AM
Sebastien Le Toux, Jack McInerney and other Union players celebrate with the Sons (and Daughters) of Ben who traveled to Gillette Stadium for the game. (Michael Dwyer/AP) It took a long time, in so many ways, but the Union finally have a win. You might have thought that the sending off of Cory... Read more

PPL Park to host U.S. men's national team on Oct. 12

Saturday, August 28, 2010, 8:15 PM
The news has just broken that PPL Park will host the United States men's national team's friendly against Colombia on October 12. J.P. Dellacamera made the announcement during the first half of the broadcast of the Philadelphia Union's game at New England tonight. It was speculated last week by Steven... Read more

Rank and File: Union at D.C. United

Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 9:30 AM
Before we get to the ratings, a few minor news items. First of all, there was some discussion on Twitter yesterday about the current Major League Soccer attendance table. The Union currently rank third, with an average of 20,346 per game. Obviously that number will fall as the season progresses, because... Read more

Take Two: Union at D.C. United

Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 9:30 AM
A few more thoughts after watching a replay of Sunday's game... - We didn't see as much from Eduardo Coudet as we have in previous games. Sometimes it's good for a holding midfielder to be out of the spotlight, but with Coudet that's not the case. In addition to his defensive skills, Coudet has shown... Read more

U.S. women's national team to play at PPL Park

Monday, August 23, 2010, 6:52 PM
The U.S. Soccer Federation announced Monday afternoon that the women's national team will play China at PPL Park on October 6 at 7 p.m. It will be the final match before the CONCACAF qualifying tournament for next summer's World Cup, and it will be broadcast on ESPN2. Ticket details have not yet been... Read more

Union lack 'substance' in bad loss

Sunday, August 22, 2010, 11:58 PM
WASHINGTON - Peter Nowak wasn't happy, and he shouldn't have been. The Union's 2-0 loss to D.C. United at RFK Stadium was without question its worst game of the year. "There was no substance in that whole game today," Nowak said afterwards. "We weren't active the way we normally are... Read more
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