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Archive: February, 2013

Twelve years ago today: the U.S. national team's historic 'dos a cero' World Cup qualifying win over Mexico

Thursday, February 28, 2013, 12:08 PM
UPDATE: I was sent a very polite e-mail by renowned soccer historian - and former Inquirer sports copy desk stalwart - Roger Allaway on Friday morning which pointed out that this wasn't the first "dos a cero" U.S. win over Mexico. In 1991, the United States recorded a 2-0 upset El Tri in the semfinals... Read more

Your suggestions for the Philadelphia Union’s starting lineup

Thursday, February 28, 2013, 9:00 AM
During his press conference Wednesday, Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth acknowledged that he hasn't finalized his starting lineup yet for the team's season-opening game this weekend. Hackworth certainly has a lot of options at his disposal. Many of his players can do well in multiple formations... Read more

Philadelphia Union manager John Hackworth sets out his expectations for the 2013 Major League Soccer season

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 9:50 PM
John Hackworth held his final press conference of the preseason on Wednesday at PPL Park. Heading into his first full year in charge of the Union, Hackworth fielded a wide range of questions and gave some lengthy answers regarding his goals and expectations for the coming season. Here's a transcript... Read more

Live video: Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber's preseason address and Google Hangout

Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 4:10 PM
Every year, Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber delivers State of the League-esque remarks to reporters across the country. In the past, those remarks have come in the form of a conference call. This year, MLS tried it it in video form. Questions from the press came from reporters in the hall... Read more

Video: Michael Farfan, Chris Pontius and Chris Wondolowski unplugged

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 4:29 PM
Our partners at Cinesport sent along this video that produced from the recent MLS Media Day in New York. It features Philadelphia Union midfielder Michael Farfan, D.C. United midfielder Chris Pontius and San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski riffing on a range of soccer and non-soccer... Read more

Philadelphia Union unveil new third jersey, inspired by Bethlehem Steel

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 2:06 PM
Now it's official. After lots of rumor and speculation - and some leaked photos on the internet Tuesday afternoon - the Philadelphia Union finally unveiled their new third jersey during their Meet the Team event at Xfinity Live. The black, white and red color scheme is a tribute to Bethlehem Steel... Read more

A soccer fan’s pilgrimage to Barcelona

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 12:16 PM
One of my colleagues, Colin Kerrigan, recently took a vacation to Barcelona to soak in the soccer vibe. Colin is one of our office's resident soccer fans - yes, I'm not the only one. He's a Chelsea fan first, but you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who would pass up a trip to see one... Read more

Inquirer profiles forthcoming Sons of Ben movie

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 8:36 AM
Some of you may have heard about the movie on the Sons of Ben that's been in the works for a while now. In this morning's Inquirer, Jeff Gammage writes an extensive profile of the movie and its director, Jeff Bell, in today's paper. There are a lot of details about how the movie has come together... Read more

Philadelphia Union cut midfielder Jordi Vidal, forward Georgi Hristov; roster now stands at 29 players

Monday, February 25, 2013, 8:18 PM
UPDATE: After the Union's Meet The Team event and third jersey unveiling Tuesday night, I was able to put a few more pieces of the puzzle together. The roster now stands at 29 players, as far as I can tell, with the inclusion of Matt Kassel. So the Union have one "off-budget" player slot left. All... Read more

Marked Marksmen: A survey of Major League Soccer’s top goal-scoring threats in the 2013 season

Monday, February 25, 2013, 12:01 PM
It's really very simple Put the ball into the net I'm sure that almost all of you know the rest of the lyrics to that popular River End chant, sung to the tune of "Yankee Doodle." Last year at this time, I wrote an essay that focused on Major League Soccer's top playmaking midfielders. As entertaining... Read more
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