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Archive: February, 2010

On the clock

Monday, March 1, 2010, 2:12 AM
It's March. Yes, really. The craziness won't start around here as soon as it will at my other blog next door. But it won't be long. So, get ready. You have 24 days, and those of you who are going to Seattle have a few less. Regardless, the clock is ticking. Are you ready? Read more

Union announce ticket prices for Linc games

Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 3:29 PM
The Union announced individual-game ticket prices for its two games at Lincoln Fnancial Field this morning. They range from $28 for the Sons of Ben and seated corner sections to $100 for the fancy club seats at center midfield. Only the lower bowl and club seats will be sold. This helps push demand... Read more

Independence announce schedule

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 3:21 PM
Updated with a quote from the Independence front office. See below. The Independence have released their schedule. Most of the home games are 6 p.m. Sunday kickoffs. All home games will be played at West Chester's John A. Farrell Stadium; directions are here. The home opener is Sunday, April 11... Read more

Philadelphia's soccer stock rises again

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 3:33 PM
U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati clearly understands the nature of Philadelphia as a sports market. Gulati was in town today to formally announce the U.S.-Turkey game on May 29, and the first thing he said was, "I think we've failed a little bit." "We generally try to... Read more

Union to train in Mexico

Monday, February 8, 2010, 8:16 PM
Just got this scoop in from Daily News soccer beat writer Kerith Gabriel: Perhaps in search of warmer climates, given the snowy conditions of their current home in Greensboro, N.C. the Daily News has learned the Union will take the second phase of their inaugural training camp to Guadalajara, Mexico... Read more

Independence acquire top goalkeeper

Thursday, February 4, 2010, 3:08 PM
Any time you can get a goalkeeper who's played in two World Cups, it's a good thing. Well, almost any time. The Independence picked up longtime Canadian national team goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc today in a dispersal draft held because the Los Angeles Sol went out of business last week. The Sol reached... Read more

Union stadium to open June 27

Wednesday, February 3, 2010, 2:31 PM
Well, here it is: the Union's full schedule for the 2010 season. Not too surprisingly, it's front-loaded with road games so that the Union can play as many home games in Chester as possible. PPL Park will open on June 27, when the Union play Seattle. The Union formally announced it a few moments... Read more

Latest Union stadium rendering

Tuesday, February 2, 2010, 6:46 PM
Not bad, is it? Thanks to the Union and IOMEDIA for sending it along. While you're here, be sure to check out this story that just moved on the AP wire about former U.S. national team coach Steve Sampson. The man who oversaw the U.S.' disastrous run at the 1998 World Cup has finally spoken out... Read more
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