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Archive: April, 2010

Take Two: Union at Toronto

Monday, April 19, 2010, 8:30 AM
Normally I do this as a series of bullet points, but I only have two things I want to focus on. So let's get right to them. First, a few of you asked why Roger Torres was substituted out in the 55th minute on Thursday. I couldn't really fit John Hackworth's answer into the video report I put together... Read more

Hackworth: 'No question about Chris Seitz'

Friday, April 16, 2010, 2:57 AM
Toronto's Dwayne De Rosario celebrates his second goal. (Chris Young/Canadian Press/AP) Toronto FC 2, Philadelphia Union 1 Daily News | Associated Press | Globe and Mail | Photos | Toronto Star | Photos | Stats UPDATE: I see in the comments people are talking about the Torres substitution. I'll... Read more

Game 3: Philadelphia Union at Toronto FC

Thursday, April 15, 2010, 7:42 AM
Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT Location: BMO Field TV: ESPN2 (J.P. Dellacamera, John Harkes and Rob Stone) TORONTO - It didn't occur to me until just a few days ago that I would be in Canada's largest city on the opening night of the Stanley Cup playoffs. I have no idea how much buzz there is here about hockey's... Read more

Manchester City coming to Philadelphia?

Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 4:08 PM
CHICAGO - Greetings from the perpetual whirlwind of humanity that is O'Hare Airport. I'm laying over in the Windy City for an hour or so on the way to Toronto. It's 77 degrees and sunny outside, but the next fresh air I'll get will be about 20 degrees colder than this north of the border. While I... Read more

Rank and File: Week 2

Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 8:00 AM
It's time for the first edition of our fans' player rankings survey. My goal is to do this after each league game. I think I got the first ballot out to everyone who got in touch with me last week. If you were supposed to get a ballot but didn't, or if you'd like to join the group of voters, please... Read more

Take Two: D.C. United at Philadelphia

Monday, April 12, 2010, 8:00 AM
UPDATE: Sebastien Le Toux has been named Major League Soccer's Player of the Week. Voting for the award is done by the North American Soccer Reporters, of which Marc Narducci and I are members. All ballots are made public, and you can see the results of this week's vote here. Le Toux edged out New... Read more

Independence opener scoreless, but not boring

Monday, April 12, 2010, 1:33 AM
Independence 0, Atlanta Beat 0 Marc Narducci | Marc's notebook | Joseph Santoliquito | Game stats My real job kept me away from the Independence's home opener at John A. Farrell Stadium last night. But the scoreless draw against Atlanta, also an expansion team this season, didn't lack for entertainment... Read more

Toux for three from the field

Sunday, April 11, 2010, 3:09 AM
Philadelphia Union 3, D.C. United 2 Marc Narducci | Bob Ford | Jeff Gammage | Steve Goff | Stats | Video highlights I'll have a lot more to say about the details of last night's game when I get through watching the match replay. For now, though, here are a few early thoughts: - The most important... Read more

Game 2: D.C. United at Philadelphia Union

Saturday, April 10, 2010, 8:00 AM
Time: 6:00 p.m. EDT Location: Lincoln Financial Field TV: Fox Soccer Channel (Dave Johnson, Christopher Sullivan, Katie Witham and Todd Grisham) It's been 16 days since the Union last played a game. The season opener at Seattle counts in the standings just as much as tonight's match does, but in a... Read more

Latest Union injury report

Friday, April 9, 2010, 8:00 AM
The Union's game notes for Saturday's home opener against D.C. United were released yesterday, and here's the injury report. Probable D Danny Califf (right ankle sprain/right hamstring strain) M Stefani Miglioranzi (left groin strain) M Amobi Okugo (right knee strain) F Nick Zimmerman (right ankle... Read more
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