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Sons of Ben

PPL Park to host U.S. men's national team on Oct. 12

Saturday, August 28, 2010, 8:15 PM
The news has just broken that PPL Park will host the United States men's national team's friendly against Colombia on October 12. J.P. Dellacamera made the announcement during the first half of the broadcast of the Philadelphia Union's game at New England tonight. It was speculated last week by Steven... Read more

Rank and File: Union at D.C. United

Wednesday, August 25, 2010, 9:30 AM
Before we get to the ratings, a few minor news items. First of all, there was some discussion on Twitter yesterday about the current Major League Soccer attendance table. The Union currently rank third, with an average of 20,346 per game. Obviously that number will fall as the season progresses, because... Read more

Union lack 'substance' in bad loss

Sunday, August 22, 2010, 11:58 PM
WASHINGTON - Peter Nowak wasn't happy, and he shouldn't have been. The Union's 2-0 loss to D.C. United at RFK Stadium was without question its worst game of the year. "There was no substance in that whole game today," Nowak said afterwards. "We weren't active the way we normally are... Read more

The Washington establishment

Thursday, August 19, 2010, 2:40 PM
The Sons of Ben have been rightly hailed for creating one of the most electric atmospheres in Major League Soccer. But the River End represents only the most recent chapter in the story of Major League Soccer's supporters' clubs. Before Philadelphia, there was Seattle, with its sea of green filling... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Colorado Rapids

Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 9:00 AM
For once, we have a full week between Union games. At the moment, there isn't too much news on the field to pass the time with, which from Peter Nowak's perspective is probably just fine. I wonder what tweaks to the lineup and formation we'll see Sunday in Washington. I am sure that many of you will... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Real Salt Lake

Thursday, August 12, 2010, 4:32 PM
If you missed my analysis of the game, it's here. There's also a lot of postgame audio from both locker rooms. The one other thing I will say is that I think Danny Mwanga's return made a huge difference. Even though Sebastien Le Toux leads the Union in goals, I think Mwanga might be the team's best... Read more

Rank and File: Union at FC Dallas

Monday, August 9, 2010, 9:31 PM
The grades are in, and they aren't pretty for Brad Knighton after his first start in Major League Soccer. Knighton's fumble of a loose ball - and ensuing tackle on Brek Shea, which resulted in a red card - led to FC Dallas' first goal and completely changed the momentum of the match. To make matters... Read more

Live chat: Union-Independence doubleheader

Sunday, August 8, 2010, 5:57 PM
Philadelphia Union at FC Dallas Time: 6:00 p.m. EDT Venue: Pizza Hut Park, Frisco, Texas TV: Fox Soccer Channel (Dave Johnson and Brian Dunseth) Boston Breakers at Philadelphia Independence Time: 8:00 p.m. Venue: John A. Farrell Stadium, West Chester, Pa. TV: Fox Soccer Channel (Mark Rogondino and... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. Columbus Crew

Friday, August 6, 2010, 9:59 PM
We turn now to our reader panel for the final verdict on Thursday's game. A reminder that if you'd like to join in the voting, just email me and I'll add you to the listserv. It would be great to have more people involved. Goalkeeper Chris Seitz: 4.00 On the one hand... - "Can't blame Seitz... Read more

Rank and File: Union vs. New England

Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 9:30 AM
We only had comments from two voters this week, but they're pretty good ones. Goalkeeper Chris Seitz: 4.17 - "Some have argued that Seitz should't take the blame for the New England goal. Rubbish. If he hadn't committed too soon, we wouldn't be talking about a ball that defied physics."... Read more
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