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  1. US Releases Gold Cup Roster; Could Union Benefit from NYRB Absences?

    May 23, 2011, 5:22 PM EDT

    USMNT head coach Bob Bradley has released his 23-man roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Gold Cup (June 5-June 25). US Soccer has made winning the Gold Cup a priority, which helps to explain why so many veteran names are included on the roster. The winning team qualifies for the Confederations Cup, which will take place…

  2. Must Watch Video: Carlos Ruiz Buries Amazing Long Goal, Union Top Fire

    May 22, 2011, 10:33 AM EDT

    The Union found a way to do something they hadn’t all season to date—score a pair of goals. They topped the Chicago Fire by a 2-1 count to stay unbeaten at PPL Park this season. Carlos Ruiz had without a doubt the play of the night, and not only because it broke the 1-all tie…

  3. El Pescadito…GOLAZO

    May 21, 2011, 10:40 PM EDT

    Union win 2-1 thanks to Michael Farfan’s first career goal and this ridiculous volley from Carlos Ruiz…

  4. Doopocalypse Now: Union Look to Put Out Fire

    May 21, 2011, 11:47 AM EDT

    The Union (4-3-2), who still sit in second place in the Eastern Conference, host the Chicago Fire (1-3-5), a team Peter Nowak helped lead to an MLS Cup as a player, this evening at PPL Park (8PM/Comcast SportsNet). Chicago has not won a game since March 26, which helps to explain why they are currently…

  5. Real Madrid Confirmed to Play Union at Linc in July

    May 18, 2011, 4:34 PM EDT

    Exciting news for soccer junkies as Real Madrid has been confirmed to play the Union at Lincoln Financial Field on July 23rd in Philadelphia. The game will be part of Real Madrid’s trip to the United States during which they’ll play two other matches. [Daily News] In two seasons of existence, the Union will have…

  6. Union Rolled 2-0 in Dallas

    May 16, 2011, 1:41 PM EDT

    It was a very rough evening for the Union on Saturday night in Dallas. Peter Nowak’s squad fell victim to the same thing that has been haunting them all season, a lack of offense. While F.C. Dallas kept a clean sheet, the typically stout Union defense was beaten twice. Full highlights:

  7. Union Head to Texas to Face F.C. Dallas

    May 14, 2011, 4:55 PM EDT

    The Union, who played the Galaxy to a 1-1 draw at home on Wednesday, have a short turnaround and are on the road tonight in Frisco, Texas where they’ll play F.C. Dallas (8:30PM/The Comcast Network). On Wednesday the Galaxy were without David Beckham. Tonight F.C. Dallas will be without reigning MLS MVP David Ferreira who…

  8. The Hipster Soccer Rivalry

    May 13, 2011, 1:52 PM EDT

    This whole story is hilarious. From the cliche-laden lede about Seattle to the quotes about Timbers and Sounders’ fans arguing about who has better beer as it somehow relates to MLS Soccer, it’s jut an article full of laughs. There won’t be much bro noodling at the match between Portland and Seattle, that’s for sure.…

  9. Flyers Rat Pack Take in Union-Galaxy Game

    May 12, 2011, 3:32 PM EDT

    While attending the Philadelphia Union v. L.A. Galaxy game last night in Chester, I used half time to head out to my favorite concession stand at PPL Park, Los Tacos (a bit of a hidden gem). As I was walking through a crowd between the gate from the inside concourse area to the outdoor plaza,…

  10. Photo: Danny DOOP

    May 12, 2011, 11:20 AM EDT

    Danny Mwanga celebrates his goal against the Galaxy by ripping his shirt off.

  11. Video: Danny Mwanga Bangs One Home, Union-Galaxy Play to 1-1 Draw

    May 11, 2011, 11:35 PM EDT

    For 80+ minutes fans at PPL Park were frustrated at the lack of offensive pressure from the Union, but one misguided pass from the Galaxy set the stage for Danny Mwanga to bang one home and set the River End ablaze. So much happier to sit in Chester traffic with a tie as opposed to…

  12. Intergalactic Civil War: Union vs. Galaxy

    May 11, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT

    Sure, I’ll be there, Enrico and Matt P. will be there, but neither David Beckham nor Peter Nowak will be there as the L.A. Galaxy visit PPL Park tonight to face the Union (7:30PM/The Comcast Network). Becks will be resting his golden balls back in Los Angeles as the Galaxy are in the midst of…

  13. David Beckham Shan’t Be Gracing Us With His Presence

    May 10, 2011, 9:32 PM EDT

    Union fans hoping for another look at David Beckham will be disappointed when the LA Galaxy pull into PPL Park on Wednesday night without him. Bruce Arena made the call to sit Beckham for the mid-week showdown with Philadelphia, which falls between consecutive weekend matches for LA. I don’t know if Galaxy teammate Landon Donovan…

  14. Soccer Night in America: Union Travel to Portland to Chop Some Timber

    May 6, 2011, 3:05 PM EDT

    The Union will be under the bright lights of Fox Soccer’s inaugural “Soccer Night in America” tonight as they travel to Portland to play the Timbers (10:30PM/Fox Soccer (obviously)). The Timbers, who are 3-0 at Jeld-Wen Field this season, play in front of what may be the most impressive home crowd in MLS. Sure, it’s…

  15. Union Making Noise in MLS, Philly

    May 5, 2011, 10:48 PM EDT

    The Philadelphia Union had a successful inaugural season in drawing fans and interest toward their new soccer-specific stadium in Chester. In the off-season, they picked up a $12 million sponsorship and a few game-changing players. The corporate name on the front of the jersey was unpopular, and the three biggest-name additions to the roster were…

  16. Union to Feature in the Debut of Fox Soccer Channel’s Soccer Night in America

    May 4, 2011, 11:36 PM EDT

    Move over Bob Costas, Dan Patrick, Bill Cowher, Jerome Bettis, *Izel Jenkins, *Tom Dempsey’s flat-front kicker cleat, *both of the ACL’s Wendell Davis left behind on the Vet turf, and the rest of the 173 other people who are part of the NBC Football Night in America crew (*not actually a member of the show).…

  17. Le Toux’s PK Against San Jose

    May 3, 2011, 11:17 AM EDT

    A great video from the River End of Sebastien Le Toux’s penalty kick against San Jose over the weekend.

  18. Union Finally Back At It – Host San Jose

    May 2, 2011, 4:44 PM EDT

    The Union are finally back in action today after agreeing to reschedule last week’s match with Real Salt Lake (who lost a heartbreaking CONCACAF Champions League Final to Monterrey). San Jose visits PPL Park (4PM/6ABC), where they picked up a 2-1 win last season. The time off provided Peter Nowak’s club a chance to get…

  19. A Musical Tribute to Jordan Harvey

    May 2, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT

    I’m sure people are making tribute videos to MLS players left and right, so I’m not sure why it has taken so long to discover this video made to honor Philadelphia Union defender Jordan Harvey. (via the Union’s Twitter) Here’s another Union player, Kyle Nakazawa (that’s fun to say), in a musical interlude on the…

  20. Here’s ?uestlove With a Custom Philadelphia Union Jersey

    Apr 22, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

    Members of the Sons of Ben and other Philadelphia Union supporters have been quite actively trying to get The Roots drummer Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson to come to a game at PPL Park and sit in the river end (See: #Quest4Quest). If he didn’t know what all that meant before this week, he very likely knows…

  21. Philly Sports Saturday Act II: Sounders v. Union at PPL Park

    Apr 20, 2011, 12:06 AM EDT

    The second course of your Saturday Philadelphia sports smorgasbord takes place in Chester where the Union host Seattle (4PM/The Comcast Network). The Union (3-1), who have played four consecutive 1-0 games, look to put together their second winning streak of the young season. They sit atop the Eastern Conference table with nine points, three points…

  22. Carlos Ruiz Meets Carlos Ruiz: Chooch and El Pescadito

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:32 PM EDT

    Newly acquired Philadelphia Union forward Carlos Ruiz met with Phillies catcher and WFC Carlos Ruiz on the field before Friday night’s Phils-Marlins series opener. Here’s a shot of the two exchanging jerseys, courtesy of the Philadelphia Union:  Another shot of the Union’s Ruiz wearing the Phillies Ruiz’s jersey below:   Photo by Enrico.

  23. Could DOOP Song Be Used in Flyers’ Playoff Opener?

    Apr 15, 2011, 9:07 PM EDT

    With the Flyers ready to get underway in the NHL playoffs tonight at the Wells Fargo Center, fans could be in for a notable addition to the arena music. No, we haven’t heard that they’ll stop playing Black Eyed Peas before the game, but there appears to be a strong possibility that the “DOOP song,”…

  24. UnionRed Bull Derby at PPL

    Apr 13, 2011, 4:53 PM EDT

    Last week the Union hit the road and played the MLS west coast glamour franchise (LA Galaxy). This week it’s the east coast MLS glamour franchise, the New York Red Bulls, at home at PPL Park (7PM/ESPN2). In last week’s game preview I mentioned that the Union likely would not face a more talented offensive…