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Archive: September, 2011

Thoughts on a hard-earned draw for the Union

Saturday, September 24, 2011, 2:17 AM
The Sons of Ben delegation at Livestrong Sporting Park celebrate after Sébastien Le Toux's game-tying goal in the 63rd minute. (Jonathan Tannenwald/Philly.com) KANSAS CITY, Kan. - If I had offered you a 1-1 draw between the Union and Sporting Kansas City before kickoff last night, I think... Read more

Adu, Mwanga out of tonight's Union game due to injury

Friday, September 23, 2011, 7:37 PM
Approximately 50 members of the Sons of Ben have traveled to Livestrong Sporting Park for the Union's game against Sporting Kansas City tonight. (Jonathan Tannenwald/Philly.com) Game 29: Philadelphia Union at Sporting Kansas City Time: 8:30 p.m. EDT Venue: Livestrong Sporting Park, Kansas City... Read more

Video: U.S. women rout Canada, 3-0

Friday, September 23, 2011, 7:52 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The U.S. women's national team registered an impressive 3-0 win over Canada late last night at JELD-WEN Field in Portland, Ore. Here are the video highlights, including a superb opening strike from Abby Wambach. So what am I doing in the Midwest? I'm covering the Union's game against... Read more

Video: Union vs. Columbus Crew postgame reactions

Sunday, September 18, 2011, 1:57 AM
Two quick thoughts before I let the players do the talking. First, Freddy Adu seems to be in a particularly happy and relaxed mood right now. That's a very good sign. Second, you all know for how long I've been making the point about Roger Torres' skills as a playmaker. We saw it again tonight, and... Read more

Upper Dublin's Pfeffer gets first Union start tonight

Saturday, September 17, 2011, 7:08 PM
Sixteen-year-old Upper Dublin, Pa., native Zach Pfeffer has been handed his first ever start for the Union tonight, and it comes in one of the club's biggest games of the year. The Union, who are stuck in a logjam in third place in the Eastern Conference, need a win tonight over the first-place Columbus... Read more

Union paying Freddy Adu nearly $600,000

Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 8:00 AM
The Major League Soccer Players Union has released its latest round of player salary figures. It's the first time since the Union signed Freddy Adu that we have gotten official confirmation of how much money he makes. Not surprisingly, Adu is the highest-paid player on the Union's roster. The 22-year-old's... Read more

Nowak: 'At some point we're going to score the first goal'

Sunday, September 11, 2011, 1:32 AM
Here are some postgame quotes from after the Union's scoreless draw with the Portland Timbers at PPL Park. There's also a video at the bottom of the post with interviews from the Union locker room. Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak On whether he is concerned that his team has not won a game... Read more

MacMath buoyed by Union's second-half rally

Thursday, September 8, 2011, 1:54 AM
A guest post from The Inquirer's Marc Narducci looking back at the Union's wild 4-4 draw with the New England Revolution at PPL Park. There are photos from the game above, and a video interview with Freddy Adu below. If anybody is trying to look at a silver lining in the Union’s 4-4 draw with... Read more

No truth to rumor of U.S. Soccer Federation fine for Philadelphia fans' obscenities

Friday, September 2, 2011, 3:43 PM
A guest post from Kerith Gabriel of the Daily News. As a journalist, I chase rumors just like everyone else, but the true skill I am starting to master is sniffing out the ones that smell like fish. On Thursday, one went out courtesy of a few members of the U.S. national team supporters group The... Read more

Exclusive Q&A with Philadelphia Independence owner David Halstead

Thursday, September 1, 2011, 4:20 PM
When the news broke yesterday that Anne-Marie Eileraas had resigned as CEO of Women’s Professional Soccer, the first person I wanted to talk to was Philadelphia Independence owner David Halstead. In my many conversations with Halstead this year, I have found him to be incredibly well-versed... Read more
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