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Archive: June, 2012

Seven Hot Matches

Friday, June 29, 2012, 2:11 AM
Chicago Fire at Sporting Kansas City 8:00 p.m. Friday (NBC Sports Network) Major League Soccer enjoyed a bonanza of offense last week, as 52 goals were scored in 15 games from Wednesday through Sunday. That trend could continue in this game, as two teams with plenty of firepower face off in the heartland... Read more

Philadelphia Union defender Raymon Gaddis suspended one game for rough tackle on Sporting Kansas City's Roger Espinoza

Thursday, June 28, 2012, 4:34 PM
Major League Soccer announced today that Union right back Raymon Gaddis has been suspended one game and fined an undisclosed amount for a rough tackle on Sporting Kansas City defender Roger Espinoza in the 24th minute of this past Saturday's game at PPL Park. Gaddis will miss Saturday's game at Houston... Read more

David Beckham not named to Great Britain Olympic soccer team, will be eligible to play in Major League Soccer All-Star Game at PPL Park

Thursday, June 28, 2012, 4:30 PM
Much to the surprise of observers on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, David Beckham was not named to Great Britain's Olympic soccer team. Each men's team at the Olympics is allowed to have three players over the age of 23 on its roster, and the 37-year-old Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder was widely... Read more

Philadelphia Union play-by-play voice J.P. Dellacamera to work NBC's Olympic soccer broadcasts

Thursday, June 28, 2012, 3:04 PM
NBC announced a long and impressive list of broadcasters for its soccer coverage at the upcoming Summer Olympics in London. Philadelphia Union play-by-play announcer J.P. Dellacamera will be among the talent. Dellacamera will only miss one Union broadcast: the August 4 game at Montréal. NBC's... Read more

Video: 76ers forward Elton Brand fails at soccer

Thursday, June 28, 2012, 10:00 AM
Here's a nice little late-morning distraction. 76ers forward Elton Brand played in a charity soccer game Wednesday night, and as you'll see below, he didn't play very well. The background is as follows. You may know that Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash is a huge soccer fan. So much so that he's... Read more

Video: Philadelphia Union vs. Harrisburg City Islanders U.S. Open Cup game highlights

Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 9:42 PM
In case you weren't there or didn't watch the webcast, here are all the goals from the Union's 5-2 win. I particularly liked Gabriel Gomez's beautiful chip that capped off the scoring. Read more

Video: Kerith Gabriel on the Union's U.S. Open Cup win over the Harrisburg City Islanders

Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 5:44 AM
Kerith Gabriel of the Daily News breaks down the Union's 5-2 win over the Harrisburg City Islanders at PPL Park in the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. There are also postgame reactions from Union manager John Hackworth, forward Jack McInerney and midfielder Freddy Adu. The Union will... Read more

Video: 52 goals from 15 MLS games in just over five minutes

Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 2:44 AM
As we all know, soccer is an incredibly boring sport that no one cares about. To confirm this belief, the wizards at Kick TV - a collaboration between Major League Soccer and YouTube - put together a useful video. It is a compilation of the 52 goals that were scored across the 15 MLS games played... Read more

Report: Philadelphia Union sign former Chicago Fire stalwart defender Bakary Soumaré

Monday, June 25, 2012, 3:17 PM
According to Fox Soccer's Ives Galarcep and the Daily News' Kerith Gabriel, the Union have made a big move to improve their back line by signing 26-year-old defender Bakary Soumaré. Soumaré was a finalist for Major League Soccer's Defender of the Year award in 2008, the second of three... Read more

Catching up with Philadelphia Union forwards Lionard Pajoy and Jorge Perlaza

Sunday, June 24, 2012, 1:13 PM
When Antoine Hoppenot hit the deck and won a penalty kick late in Saturday's game, it was anyone's guess as to who would step up to the spot. Historically, Sébastien Le Toux did the honors. This year, the only other PK the Union have won was taken by Gabriel Gómez, and he's out injured... Read more
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