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Sons of Ben

Philadelphia Soccer 6, Starfinder Foundation team up for charity fundraiser

Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 6:05 PM
Let’s take a moment to step away from the pro soccer scene and highlight a great cause in the local community. On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Soccer 6 - an organization uniting the region’s six Division I college soccer programs - announced it will host a youth clinic and exhibition game... Read more

As a new MLS season dawns, pressure rises on the Union

Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 2:27 AM
On Saturday night, the Union will officially begin their fifth season of existence. By the team's own admission, it is a year when they have to deliver serious results on the field. Making the playoffs is the minimum expectation, and for good reason. This winter's overhaul has dramatically strengthened... Read more

A photographic tour of Major League Soccer

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 9:10 AM
Every now and again, I get asked which MLS team I root for. When I travel to other cities, I get asked if I’m a Union fan. Around here, people who know I grew up in Washington ask if I still have ties to D.C. United. Still others ask if I’m partial to Portland or Montréal or other... Read more

Comcast responds to criticism over Premier League Extra Time problems

Monday, August 19, 2013, 1:19 PM
I received some new information from Comcast on August 22 about their issues with Extra Time. Click here to read that post. For the most part, NBC Sports’ inaugural day of Premier League coverage went extremely well. The television broadcasts were smooth, the online streaming was high-quality... Read more

Catching up with former Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Brad Knighton

Sunday, August 4, 2013, 10:25 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. - Before last weekend's Union-Whitecaps game, I wrote about the goalkeeping situation in Vancouver and Brad Knighton's role in it. Despite a pretty strong performance against the Union, Knighton was finally benched Saturday night by Vancouver manager Martin Rennie. It was going to... Read more

Catching up with former Philadelphia Union defender Jordan Harvey

Sunday, August 4, 2013, 6:28 PM
PORTLAND, Ore. - After covering the Union's game in Vancouver last weekend, I stayed in the Pacific Northwest for a week-long tour of Cascadia's soccer hotbeds. The final leg of my trip brought me to the Rose City, where I've been able to catch up with some familiar names to Philadelphia soccer fans... Read more

Video: 'MLS Insider' profiles Sons of Ben

Monday, June 24, 2013, 10:53 AM
In case you missed it over the weekend, here's the video feature on the Sons of Ben that ran on the new MLS Insider show. The program takes a documentary-style look at major stories across Major League Soccer. It airs Friday nights on NBC Sports Network at 7:30 p.m. Read more

Video: David Beckham's best goals and his highlights in Philadelphia

Thursday, May 16, 2013, 12:26 PM
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Phillies' Ryan Howard a Tottenham Hotspur fan?

Friday, May 3, 2013, 12:44 PM
On the theory that if you read something on Twitter, it's presumably true... The guy who DJ'ed star Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard's wedding last December posted a photo from the event on his Instagram account today. Apparently Howard is a Tottenham Hotspur fan. Who knew? Ryan Howard and me... Read more

Photos from the Union's 'Cocktails and Cleats' fundraiser

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 4:34 PM
My colleagues on the Philly.com photo desk were at the Union's "Cocktails and Cleats" fundraiser on Wednesday." Here are some photos from the event. Read more
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