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Rank and File: Union vs. Vancouver

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 12:00 PM
I had more than enough to say yesterday about Saturday's game, so now it's your turn. Here are your player ratings and comments on the Union's win over Vancouver. Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón: 7.92 - "Mondragón continues to show why the Union went after him. A calming presence on the... Read more

The SEPTA schedule for tomorrow's game

Friday, March 25, 2011, 1:14 PM
Another sign that the soccer season is truly upon us: I give you the information you need to know in order to get to PPL Park by rail. As with last year, there will be a free shuttle service from the Chester Transportation Center starting four hours before the match. With tomorrow's kickoff set for... Read more

Rank and File: Union at Houston Dynamo

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 12:00 PM
Here we go again with another season of your player ratings from each Union game. We have a lot more voters this year, which I'm very happy about. If you'd like to join in, just email me and I'll add you to the list. Goalkeeper Faryd Mondragón: 8.17 - "The new captain has a clear calming presence... Read more

Want to participate in Rank and File this year?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 7:43 AM
Believe it or not, the 2011 Major League Soccer season starts tonight. Yes, really. The first of 306 fixtures this season kicks off at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time tonight, as the Seattle Sounders host the Los Angeles Galaxy at Qwest Field. ESPN will broadcast the match beginning at 9:30, or perhaps a... Read more

Union trade Jacobson, reschedule games for TV

Friday, February 18, 2011, 2:22 PM
Breaking news: The Union announced today that they have traded midfielder Andrew Jacobson to FC Dallas for a second-round pick in the 2013 SuperDraft. That doesn't seem like much value to me, given Jacobson's versatility and significant impact on the field last season. But it may be an indication... Read more

Mondragón ready for Philadelphia's 'special attitude'

Thursday, January 20, 2011, 6:27 PM
Faryd Mondragón definitely knows what he's getting into by coming to Philadelphia. The Union's new goalkeeper experienced the atmosphere at PPL Park during the U.S.-Colombia friendly last fall. So when he and fellow new signing Carlos Valdez were introduced this afternoon, Mondragón... Read more

Video: Roundtable discussion on the Union's draft picks

Saturday, January 15, 2011, 8:57 PM
After Thursday's MLS SuperDraft, the Union and its large contingent traveling fans headed up the street to a nearby bar to celebrate. The event included a roundtable discussion about the club's picks, which you can watch below. The discussion was moderated by Union TV play-by-play announcer J.P. Dellacamera... Read more

High expectations for Independence draft picks

Saturday, January 15, 2011, 12:30 AM
High expectations for Independence draft picks It's okay if you hadn't heard of any of the seven players the Philadelphia Independence picked in the WPS Draft prior to yesterday. To most outside observers, there were only two really big names in the pool: U.S. national team forward Alex Morgan and Mac... Read more

Live coverage of the 2011 MLS SuperDraft

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 1:10 AM
With their first pick in this year's draft, the fifth overall, the Philadelphia Union selected University of Maryland and U.S. Under-20 National Team goalkeeper Zac MacMath. Yes, that means we've got another goalkeeping controversy on our hands. And yes, it means Peter Nowak has some real explaining... Read more

Why the MLS SuperDraft matters

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 4:33 PM
Last year's MLS SuperDraft introduced the Sons of Ben to the national soccer stage. (Elizabeth Robertson/Staff file photo) Tomorrow afternoon, just about everyone who's anyone in the American soccer community will gather in Baltimore for an event of rather little significance. Although it receives... Read more
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Jonathan Tannenwald Staff Writer
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