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Union release defender David Myrie

Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 3:45 PM
After only 78 minutes on the field for the Union, defender David Myrie was released this afternoon. As I wrote yesterday, Myrie didn't play all that well in Seattle. But I'm surprised the Union got rid of him altogether. Your thoughts? Read more

Take Two: Union at Sounders

Monday, March 29, 2010, 12:01 PM
As fun as Thursday night's liveblog was, I spent so much time looking at my computer that I didn't get to watch as much of the game in real time as I wanted to. So I went back and watched a replay of the game, and I'd like to share a few thoughts about what I saw. I can't promise that this will be... Read more

Nowak not pleased with Seattle's 'flopping'

Friday, March 26, 2010, 5:04 AM
Seattle Sounders 2, Philadelphia Union 0 Marc Narducci | Kerith Gabriel | More from Kerith | David Maialetti's photos | Game stats SEATTLE - Well, this was one way to make a first impression. After the Union's 2-0 loss to the Sounders at Qwest Field last night, Peter Nowak started out by talking... Read more

Game 1: Philadelphia Union at Seattle Sounders

Thursday, March 25, 2010, 4:01 AM
Like a beautiful child, growing up, free and wild Full of hopes and full of fears, full of laughter, full of tears Full of dreams to last the years… SEATTLE – Forty-one years ago, Perry Como took his thoughts on this city and turned them into music. It's been at least a generation, if... Read more

Union injuries ahead of opener

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 8:14 PM
The Union put out their game notes this afternoon ahead of Thursday's season opener at Seattle, and there were a few interesting tidbits. First of all, we learned that four Union players are currently dealing with injuries. While the game notes did not state the severity of the injuries, the following... Read more

What do we know about the Union?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010, 2:16 AM
As the countdown continues to the Union’s MLS debut Thursday night, I’ve been thinking a fair amount about exactly what we’ll see when the team takes the field. To be completely honest with you, I still have no idea. Part of that is because I’ve been swamped with basketball... Read more

What's the Swedish word for cheesesteak?

Monday, March 22, 2010, 11:59 PM
I and my Philly.com colleague Litty Samuel spent Monday afternoon with the Independence, as the players and front office staff took a bus tour of some of the city's most famous landmarks. It was a neat way for the team, and especially its foreign contingent, to get acquainted with the city. And there... Read more

Union staff, players react to CBA deal

Saturday, March 20, 2010, 4:14 PM
NOTE: This is a long post because I put a lot of quotes in it. But I think it's better to get as much out there on the record as possible, so stick with it if you can. As many of you know by now, Major League Soccer and the MLS Players Union announced a new five-year collective bargaining agreement... Read more

Union to play Spanish power Valencia - but when?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 4:44 AM
The report originated on the other side of the Atlantic, and now we have confirmation from the Union that powerhouse Spanish club Valencia CF will visit Philadelphia. Valencia put out a statement on its website that the game will be on July 31. A spokesperson for the Union told me this morning that... Read more

Union sign Colombian midfielder

Monday, March 8, 2010, 4:07 PM
The Union have announced the signing of 18-year-old Colombian midfielder Roger Torres on loan from Colombian powerhouse club América de Cali. "He's another young, talented player with a lot of potential, and he'll be a strong addition to our midfield attack" Union manager Peter Nowak... Read more
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