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Archive: July, 2011

Video: A festive night of soccer at Lincoln Financial Field

Sunday, July 24, 2011, 4:23 AM
Over 57,000 fans packed Lincoln Financial Field for the international friendly between the Philadelphia Union and Real Madrid. My Philly.com colleague Jerry Gaul and I talked to some of them before the game. Read more

Live chat: Philadelphia Union vs. Real Madrid

Friday, July 22, 2011, 11:18 PM
If you thought Andy Reid was the Special One, well, tonight might make you think again. José Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo and the rest of Real Madrid's galacticos are at Lincoln Financial Field tonight to play the Union. I'll be hosting a live chat during the match, which is scheduled to kick... Read more

Can Women’s Professional Soccer capitalize on the World Cup’s publicity success?

Friday, July 22, 2011, 11:10 PM
If you were at the Union-Everton game on Wednesday, you might have seen four people walking around in very brightly colored yellow soccer jerseys. Those jerseys were not some sixth alternate kit that the Everton marketing people drew up to sell for the U.S. tour. They were being worn by players from... Read more

Q&A with Union under-18 team coach Jim Curtin

Friday, July 22, 2011, 11:08 PM
Those of you who followed Major League Soccer before the Union came into existence might remember the name Jim Curtin. The Oreland native had a quite successful playing career in Major League Soccer, with the Chicago Fire from 2001 to 2008 and Chivas USA from 2008 to 2009. Since his retirement from... Read more

Video: Union-Everton highlights and postgame reactions

Thursday, July 21, 2011, 2:00 AM
After the Union's 1-0 win over Everton at PPL Park, I talked with Zach Pfeffer, Roger Torres (who played all 90 minutes, by the way), Ryan Richter and Danny Mwanga. You can see what they had to say below. Also, here are some video highlights from the game. Veteran 76ers broadcaster Marc Zumoff was... Read more

Video: Danny Califf on the Union's All-Star snubs

Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 2:21 AM
Some highlights of Union defender Danny Califf's remarks at the team's weekly press conference at PPL Park. (Video by Marc Narducci/The Philadelphia Inquirer) Read more

Video: Peter Nowak on the Union's international friendlies

Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 2:18 AM
Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak talked about the importance of his team's international friendly matches against Everton and Real Madrid during the Union's weekly press conference at PPL Park. (Video by Marc Narducci/The Philadelphia Inquirer) Read more

Video: Everton ready to face the Union

Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 2:17 AM
Courtesy of the Union, here is video of Everton's press conference at PPL Park on Tuesday. It features manager David Moyes, defender and team captain Phil Neville, and midfielder Mikel Arteta. It does not feature Tim Howard, and you have probably heard by now that he will not be at PPL Park for tonight's... Read more

Video: Real Madrid players look ahead to Union friendly

Wednesday, July 20, 2011, 2:09 AM
Courtesy of the Union, here is a video clip of Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos and Pepe talking about Saturday's international friendly at Lincoln Financial Field. Read more

Live chat: Philadelphia Union vs. Everton F.C.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 8:45 PM
Join me for a live chat during Wednesday night's international friendly between the Philadelphia Union and Everton at PPL Park. Kickoff time is set for 7:30 p.m. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and post comments. Read more
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