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Ghana, Chile play to 1-1 tie at PPL Park

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 6:18 PM
Despite playing the last 20 minutes a man down, Chile rallied to a 1-1 tie with Ghana at a rain-soaked but festive PPL Park. Matías Fernández equalized for Chile from the penalty spot in the 75th minute, canceling out a 42nd-minute goal for Ghana by Richard Mpong. Mpong's strike was... Read more

Video: Ghana's pregame press conference at PPL Park

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 1:18 AM
Here's video from a press conference with members of Ghana's national team ahead of their game against Chile at PPL Park. On the dais are (from left to right): the team's press officer, goalkeeper John Paintsil, assistant coach Akwasi Appiah, and midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah. Thanks to the Union for... Read more

Video (in Spanish): Chile's pregame press conference at PPL Park

Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 1:12 AM
Here's video from a press conference with members of Chile's national team ahead of their game against Ghana at PPL Park. The video is in Spanish, but I know a few of you speak the language and I got some requests on Twitter to post it. On the dais are (from left to right): defender José Rojas... Read more

A little something to tide you over

Monday, February 20, 2012, 7:55 PM
As we all await the start of the 2012 Major League Soccer season, here's something for you to think about. Daily News stats maven* Bob Vetrone Jr. is celebrating Presidents' Day with an interesting series of posts on his blog, BoopStats. He is examining the number of times in recent seasons that teams... Read more

Video: Highlights from the Union's 1-1 draw with Orlando City

Sunday, February 19, 2012, 10:05 PM
The Philadelphia Union and Orlando City SC of USL Pro played to a 1-1 draw Saturday night in an exhibition match at the Citrus Bowl. Here are some video highlights, courtesy of the team and MLS. Read more

PPL Park to host Ghana-Chile friendly Feb. 29

Friday, February 17, 2012, 1:32 PM
PPL Park will host an international friendly between Ghana and Chile on Wednesday, February 29 at 7 p.m., the Union announced today. That is the same day as the United States's friendly against Italy in Genoa, and the U.S. Under-23's friendly against Mexico in Frisco, Texas. The 29th is a FIFA international... Read more

Live Q&A with Philadelphia Union midfielder Amobi Okugo

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 6:19 PM
Friday afternoon at 2 p.m., Philadelphia Union midfielder Amobi Okugo will stop by Philly.com for a live question-and-answer session. In addition to being one of the Union's young rising stars, Okugo has been called into the upcoming United States Under-23 national team camp. With the Olympics just... Read more

Did Fox push FIFA to pressure MLS to change to a winter schedule?

Thursday, February 16, 2012, 12:34 AM
This came to me a bit out of the blue, but now that it's been put on the record, I think it ought to be discussed. It's been reported that Fox, rights-holder to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, has been pushing FIFA to apply pressure on Major League Soccer to change to a winter-centric calendar. Fox... Read more

Philadelphia Union's 2012 television schedule finalized

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 9:45 PM
Earlier, I posted a transcript of Peter Nowak's conference call Wednesday afternoon. He discussed new signing Lionard Pajoy and other news from the Union's preseason training camp. I've been sent an advance copy of the Union's local TV schedule for this season. It will be officially released later... Read more

Nowak: Lionard Pajoy 'can always create something'

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 3:42 PM
Peter Nowak talked with reporters Wednesday afternoon about new signing Lionard Pajoy, and how the Union's preseason training has gone so far. Here's a transcript. On whether the scoring burden will be more spread around the Union’s corps of forwards this season, instead of having it mostly... Read more
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