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Archive: May, 2010

Inter Milan wins the Champions League

Saturday, May 22, 2010, 9:35 PM
I spent the day at the U.S. national team's World Cup training camp in Princeton, so I wasn't able to watch the game live. But Inter Milan gave quite a performance in its 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final. What a game Diego Milito had. Both goals were tremendous individual efforts... Read more

Pires: Philadelphia isn't 'beautiful'

Thursday, May 20, 2010, 12:33 PM
Okay, I think we all know how this is going to go over. Robert Pirès is not coming to Philadelphia. It's not about money, or visa problems, or something else... it's because he doesn't like the city. Rather strongly, it seems. Pirès spoke with the website of the Frech sports newspaper... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. FC Dallas

Tuesday, May 18, 2010, 9:30 AM
Before we get to this week's numbers, in case you missed it, here's my report from the opening day of U.S. national team training camp. I'll be back in Princeton on Saturday to do a training camp wrap-up; until then, I have to do my real job for a few days. Also, we've got a brand-new World Cup page... Read more

Who's on the bubble for the U.S.?

Monday, May 17, 2010, 7:35 PM
I spent this morning checking out the first day of the U.S. national team's World Cup training camp at Princeton University. I am sure you will read plenty about what goes on there from all kinds of websites: Inquirer staff writer Kate Fagan's blog, the Washington Post, Ives Galarcep, you name it. So... Read more

Take Two: Union vs. FC Dallas

Monday, May 17, 2010, 9:00 AM
With two weeks until the next Union game, we've got some time to think about and discuss what we saw Saturday. You can definitely count me in the camp of people who think it really meant something for the Union to get that late goal, for the team's confidence and for Danny Mwanga in particular. It... Read more

'Just smack it'

Saturday, May 15, 2010, 11:37 PM
Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Califf and Shea Salinas salute the Sons of Ben after the final whistle. (Jonathan Tannenwald/Philly.com) Despite the continued exhortations from the 25,038 fans at Lincoln Financial Field, it seemed like the Union just were not going to be able to get the ball past Kevin... Read more

Game 7: FC Dallas at Philadelphia Union

Saturday, May 15, 2010, 10:47 AM
The Union faced FC Dallas Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field, where Peter Nowak's club recorded their only win of the season. After trailing most of the game, the Union's Danny Mwanga tied it up in stoppage time. It was Mwanga's first goal of the season. The Union's next game is on the... Read more

Where will you be watching the World Cup?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 5:18 AM
Believe it or not, exactly one month from today the United States will play its first match of the 2010 World Cup. From now until then, I have a project that I'm going to be working on, and I need your help to do it. I want to find out where soccer fans across the Philadelphia area will be watching... Read more

Rank and File: Union at Real Salt Lake

Tuesday, May 11, 2010, 9:30 AM
Before we get to this week's ratings, we have the 30-man roster for the U.S. national team's pre-World Cup training camp. The big news is that Charlie Davies did not make the cut. I'm not surprised - Sochaux said he has not been given full medical clearance yet, and I was never convinced he'd be back... Read more

Take Two: Union at Real Salt Lake

Monday, May 10, 2010, 9:30 AM
I'll be honest with you: I haven't played a huge amount of organized soccer in my life. So I can't tell you exactly what it's like to be on the field in those critical moments when your speed of thought has to be as quick as your speed of foot. But watching the replay of Saturday's game, I saw a few... Read more
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