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Archive: September, 2010

U.S. national team roster for game at PPL Park announced

Thursday, September 30, 2010, 6:58 PM
U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley has put together a 20-man roster for the two friendlies next month, including the game against Colombia at PPL Park on October 12. Thirteen of the 20 players were on this summer's World Cup roster, and three will be seeking their first ever national team cap. Only... Read more

Game 26: Philadelphia Union at Colorado Rapids

Thursday, September 30, 2010, 12:54 AM
Technically, the Union's 4-1 loss at Colorado did not eliminate the club from the playoffs. But for all intents and purposes, whatever slim hopes existed coming into the night should be put to rest now. Facing a Rapids team that is playing some of the best soccer in MLS right now, the Union were pretty... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Chivas USA

Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 9:30 AM
It must have been a really big win if Alejandro Moreno gets a better rating than Danny Mwanga. There's a slew of Union games coming up over the next few weeks, starting with tomorrow night's game at Colorado. If you'd like to add your voice to the player ratings, email me and I'll add you to the listserv... Read more

Looking back at the soccer weekend

Monday, September 27, 2010, 9:30 AM
There's plenty to talk about from the Union's 3-0 win over Chivas USA on Saturday, but let's start with the Independence's loss to FC Gold Pride in yesterday's Women's Professional Soccer championship game. I had other obligations while the game was being played, so I couldn't do a chat. Nonetheless... Read more

A new chapter in American soccer history

Friday, September 24, 2010, 1:30 PM
Sometimes, the biggest news in American soccer doesn't happen on the field. In one of the most stunning announcements ESPN has made in quite some time, the network revealed today that it has brought back Ian Darke to be its lead soccer voice across all platforms. This includes the English Premier... Read more

Controversial goal sends Independence to WPS championship

Thursday, September 23, 2010, 7:49 PM
Thierry Henry and Diego Maradona, meet Danesha Adams. Adams scored the goal that put the Independence into the WPS championship game with a 2-1 win over Boston in extra time. But Adams' header towards the net appeared to deflect in off her left hand. The play was certainly controversial. From the... Read more

Rodriguez's last-minute winner sends Independence to playoff semifinals

Sunday, September 19, 2010, 2:32 PM
For the first 119 minutes and change, Amy Rodriguez missed more easy chances than anyone was able to keep track of. But in the very last seconds of the second extra time period, Rodriguez finally found the back of the net. Her goal was the only one of the day, and it gave the Independence a 1-0 win... Read more

Rank and File: Union at San Jose

Friday, September 17, 2010, 10:38 AM
Looks like I wasn't the only person who stayed up late Wednesday night. Goalkeeper Brad Knighton: 6.00 - "Knighton nearly got to the only goal, despite three defenders not marking up and made a heck of a save on a bending free kick from 20 yards out. He deserves to be named starter for the... Read more

Game 24: Philadelphia Union at San Jose Earthquakes

Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 9:21 PM
Chris Wondolowski scored the game's only goal in the 69th minute, dealing the Union a 1-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes at Buck Shaw Stadium. The Union had a fair amount of the possession, but couldn't do much with it. Arguably their best chance of the match came in the last minute of stoppage... Read more

Behind-the-scenes video from the U.S. World Cup bid

Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 3:07 PM
The U.S. World Cup bid committee put together a series of videos from the FIFA delegation's visit last week, and made them available for distribution by the media. I've posted the videos here on Philly.com for you to check out. There is a lot of interesting footage, in particular from the group's... Read more
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