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Archive: December, 2012

Comcast adds beIN Sport's English feed, drops GolTV

Saturday, December 15, 2012, 9:51 AM
Comcast has finally delivered on its promise to add beIN Sport's English-language feed to its cable systems. But the move has come at a cost: the nation's largest cable provider has dropped GolTV. The good news is that you can finally now watch Spain's La Liga, Italy's Serie A, France's Ligue 1, and... Read more

Philadelphia Union take familiar risk with selection of veteran Colorado Rapids forward Conor Casey in Major League Soccer Re-Entry Draft

Friday, December 14, 2012, 5:14 PM
The Philadelphia Union used the second stage of Major League Soccer’s Re-Entry Draft to acquire the rights to Colorado Rapids forward Conor Casey. A 6-foot-1 bruiser, Casey is a goal-scorer with the kind of size the Union have sorely lacked in recent times. He has plenty of pedigree, too, having... Read more

A few minutes with Philadelphia Union defender Jeff Parke and manager John Hackworth

Monday, December 10, 2012, 3:08 PM
Newly-acquired Philadelphia Union defender Jeff Parke spent a few minutes chatting with local reporters in a conference call Monday morning. Here are some highlights. On what it means to come back to the region where he grew up: It's a dream come true. Once the Union was a team in [Major League Soccer]... Read more

Sébastien Le Toux officially re-introduced as a Philadelphia Union player

Friday, December 7, 2012, 10:41 AM
Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz and manager John Hackworth officially welcomed Sébastien Le Toux back to the team at a press conference Friday morning. Here are some highlights of what they had to say. There's also a video report from The Inquirer's Marc Narducci. Read more

Updated list of players available for MLS Re-Entry Draft

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 7:54 PM
Since the original list of players eligible for Major League Soccer's Re-Entry Draft was published Monday, a number of those players have agreed to new deals with their clubs. As such, they are out of the draft pool. Here is the final list of players who are eligible for the first stage of the draft... Read more

Players eligible for Major League Soccer Re-Entry Draft

Monday, December 3, 2012, 6:50 PM
Major League Soccer has announced the full list of players who are eligible for the upcoming Re-Entry Draft. This is a two-stage process by which players with a certain amount of experience can become free agents if they are not selected. The rules of the process are as follows. Three classes of... Read more

A few minutes with newly-promoted Philadelphia Union assistant coach Jim Curtin

Monday, December 3, 2012, 8:36 AM
If you have not seen Jim Curtin before, rest assured that he will be very hard to miss on the Union's bench. Just look for the tall guy with the curly mop of reddish-blond hair. Yes, Curtin still has the distinct look which made him immediately recognizable in his playing days with the Chicago Fire... Read more
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