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Archive: April, 2012

Famed broadcaster Gus Johnson kicks around calling soccer games

Monday, April 30, 2012, 5:19 PM
If you follow college football or college basketball, you've almost surely heard Gus Johnson's voice before. The Fox play-by-play broadcaster, formerly of CBS, has developed one of the most recognizable announcing voices in any American sport. In recent weeks, Johnson has taken his talents to a new... Read more

Philadelphia Union midfielder Freddy Adu resolves to shoot more

Monday, April 30, 2012, 9:30 AM
It was late Saturday night, after just about all of the other players and reporters had left the Union's locker room at PPL Park. I was talking to Michael Farfan when I saw Freddy Adu walk by. After I was done talking to Farfan, I walked over towards Adu, who was sitting and chatting with Danny Mwanga... Read more

Live updates: Philadelphia Union vs. San Jose Earthquakes

Saturday, April 28, 2012, 9:55 AM
Time: 7:00 p.m. EDT Venue: PPL Park, Chester, Pa. TV: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia (J.P. Dellacamera and Bob Rigby) Without suspended midfielder Keon Daniel and defender Gabriel Farfan, I would not be surprised if the Union's defense has a hard time stopping the Earthquakes' midfielders from sending... Read more

Philadelphia Union defender Gabriel Farfan suspended two additional games and fined by Major League Soccer

Friday, April 27, 2012, 3:56 PM
Major League Soccer has made a point this year of emphasizing its refusal to tolerate reckless and dangerous play in its games. Friday afternoon, the Union felt the full force of the league office's powers. Philadelphia Union left back Gabriel Farfan, a key player in the team's only two wins this... Read more

Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak suspended and fined for role in fracas in Chivas USA game

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 6:36 PM
Major League Soccer announced Thursday evening that Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak has been suspended for a total of two games and fined $5,000 for his role in a scuffle that broke out on the field late in the second half of this past Saturday's 1-0 win at Chivas USA. Nowak entered the field... Read more

United States women drawn with France, Colombia and North Korea for Summer Olympics

Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 6:39 AM
The United States women's national soccer team was drawn with France, Colombia and North Korea in the group stage of the upcoming Summer Olympics tournament. FIFA and the International Olympic Committee conducted the draw in the early hours of the morning Eastern time in London, host city of the 2012... Read more

Discrepancy in Major League Soccer's rules for disciplining coaches will hurt Union's Peter Nowak

Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 6:20 AM
Kerith Gabriel of the Daily News and I teamed up for this one, following Kerith's piece about Peter Nowak's one-game suspension. Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak will miss this Saturday’s match against San Jose due to his involvement in a fracas on the pitch during the second half of the... Read more

Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak praises 'good fight' in 1-0 win over Chivas USA

Sunday, April 22, 2012, 2:16 PM
Courtesy of Chivas USA's media relations staff, here are some postgame quotes from the Union's 1-0 win at the Home Depot Center late Saturday night. If you didn't stay up to watch the game, there are video highlights below. Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak Impressions from the match: We... Read more

Seven hot matches

Friday, April 20, 2012, 2:41 AM
Here are my picks for the best games from around the world to watch over the next seven days. Most of them don't need much hype, but just in case... Chelsea at Arsenal 7:30 a.m. Saturday, ESPN2/ESPN3.com Arsenal's 5-3 win at Chelsea last October was one of the best games of this Premier League season... Read more

Don Garber wants MLS to adopt goal-line technology right away

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 4:44 PM
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber met with the Associated Press Sports Editors organization today, and had some very interesting things to say. The headline item was his strong advocacy for technology to determine whether a shot crosses the goal line. There have been quite a few instances... Read more
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