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Live blog: Philadelphia Independence vs. Atlanta Beat

Saturday, May 1, 2010, 12:31 AM
With the Union out west, this is a good weekend to check in with the Independence. I'll be at West Chester's John Farrell Stadium for the 6 p.m. kickoff, and I'll be blogging during the game. I hope you'll swing by. Read more

Le Toux out of Saturday's game

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 10:12 PM
In case you ever had any doubt as to how much of the discourse in American soccer is conducted on the Internet, here might be the ultimate proof. The Union announced via Twitter late Thursday night that Sebastien Le Toux won't play at Los Angeles on Saturday. The medical/coaching staffs have decided... Read more

Union lose more than a game to Red Bulls

Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 12:31 AM
Note from me: Here’s the match report on the Union’s U.S. Open Cup game gainst the Red Bulls from my Philly.com colleague Matt Mullin. With the Union heading out west to Los Angeles this weekend, I probably won’t do much blogging until Saturday. I won’t be making this trip... Read more

Union lose game and maybe Le Toux

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 1:19 PM
Two goals by Red Bulls striker Conor Chinn proved too much for the Union to overcome, as New York held on for a 2-1 win in a U.S. Open Cup qualifying match at Red Bull Arena. Sebastien Le Toux scored the Union's lone goal in the 68th minute. Philadelphia had quite a few chances to equalize, most notably... Read more

Rank and File: Union at Red Bull New York

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 9:00 AM
Before we get to this week's ratings, some more information has circulated about the attack on the Sons of Ben's bus outside Red Bull Arena on Saturday. Two posts on the Red Bulls fans' message board MetroFanatic contained details of the incident. They are presented below without editing, except for... Read more

Take Two: Union at Red Bull New York

Monday, April 26, 2010, 9:00 AM
Some more thoughts from Saturday's game... - Rivalries don't just fall out of the sky fully formed. So I bristled a little bit when people talked about the Union and New York having a rivalry before they'd even played each other once. It obviously won't take much to get something started, given the... Read more

Independence get first win of season

Monday, April 26, 2010, 12:22 AM
It took Amy Rodriguez a long time, but the Independence's star forward finally got her first goal of the year Sunday night. Rodriguez's 53rd-minute smash from 25 yards out propelled the Independence to a 3-1 win over the Washington Freedom at Farrell Stadium in West Chester. Unfortunately, I wasn't... Read more

Union fans' bus attacked outside Red Bull Arena

Sunday, April 25, 2010, 1:34 AM
This wasn't exactly what I was planning to write after the Union's 2-1 loss to Red Bull New York. I was planning to write about Peter Nowak's wisecracks after the game, and about how spectacular Red Bull Arena is. But then Sons of Ben member (and Rank and File voter) Brad Youtz posted the picture... Read more

Game 4: Union at Red Bull New York

Saturday, April 24, 2010, 10:46 AM
Time: 4:00 p.m. EDT Where: Red Bull Arena TV: WPVI-6.2 (J.P. Dellacamera and Kyle Martino) and Telefutura (Jorge Perez Navarro, Diego Balado and Iván Kasanzew) As I mentioned earlier in the week, I'm at the Penn Relays for most of today. Usain Bolt runs in the USA vs. the World 4x100-meter... Read more

Rank and File: Union at Toronto

Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 9:00 AM
I finally came up with a name for our weekly fans' player ranking survey. It's not as catchy as The Schuylkill 16, but I think it works well enough. Before getting to this week's results, a follow-up to yesterday's Take Two post. I got a clarification from U.S. Soccer on Chris Seitz's foul that resulted... Read more
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