Mar 1, 2013, 8:32 AM EDT
Apparently it’s become a thing to download your Twitter archive, just to see how stupid you sounded when you first created your account. My first few tweets were boring replies to the likes of Grant Wahl and Bill Simmons. My first “real” tweet was, not surprisingly, Union-related. March 25, 2010: @smoore1117: Counting down to @Union2010 season…
Feb 27, 2013, 12:11 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Union held an event at Xfinity Live! last night where they unveiled their new third kits in front of a packed house with upwards of 1,200 fans in attendance. The new look pays tribute to our areas soccer history, with patches honoring Bethlehem Steel FC, a soccer team that was in existence from…
Feb 26, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT
Clearly, I am a soccer fan. I played the sport (I still pretend to, on occasion), coached and refereed for a few youth teams and watched enough games on TV to have odd cravings for Singha Lager and Crabbies Alcoholic Ginger Beer – popular sideline advertisers in English stadiums. I love soccer and I want…
Jan 21, 2013, 3:01 AM EDT
If you followed me on Twitter last season, or sat anywhere within earshot at PPL Park, you know I somehow found myself in a unique role among Philadelphia Union fans: the unofficial president of the Freddy Adu Defenders Club.
As much as I defended Adu, and as talented as he might be, it’s time for the Union to move on from Nowak’s experiments. And none of those was as risky as signing Freddy Adu.
Jan 11, 2013, 1:49 PM EDT
If you’re even a casual sports fan, you’ve probably had the “whose jersey should I get?” discussion. Whether it’s an Eagles jersey for yourself or a Flyers sweater for a nephew, it’s always an important decision. But for soccer fans around the world, this isn’t often an issue. Take a look at this photo of…
Jan 8, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT
By Steve Moore Do you know who Bakary Soumare is? If you’re a dedicated Union fan, you know he’s the (really) big defender with lingering knee problems who barely played after signing last summer (one league start). If you’re a casual fan who didn’t pay much attention in August and September as the floundering Union…
Dec 20, 2012, 3:16 PM EDT
Running a Philly sports website is a pretty fun gig most of the time. I get to go to tons of sporting events and call it work. Like most human beings in the civilized world I also own a smartphone that is capable of taking photographs. Sometimes we take photos of said sporting events we…
Dec 20, 2012, 6:13 AM EDT
All we know about the Philadelphia Fever is what we learned from Wikipedia. And from watching this clip we stumbled upon on YouTube this morning featuring none other than Harry Kalas calling their first ever game way back in 1978. They apparently only lasted until 1982, according to their Wiki entry. The video was uploaded…
Rome Soccer Thugs with ‘knives, brass knuckles, belts and iron bars’ Make Philly Sports Fan Look Like Mother Theresa
Nov 26, 2012, 12:18 PM EDT
There’s fans throwing down with some fisticuffs at a football game and then there are European soccer hooligans planning anti-Semetic attacks on opposing team’s fans. A trio of local college kids studying abroad got caught up in an awful scene in Rome over the weekend. The Daily News’ Bill Bender has the story: The Telegraph…
Nov 26, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT
Here’s another trailer for a new movie coming out next year about the Sons of Ben and their passion for soccer in Philadelphia. If there’s one takeaway from this trailer it’s that Philly sports fans are a crazy passionate bunch, even when it comes to the Union on the soccer pitch. I think most of…
Oct 25, 2012, 10:17 AM EDT
Antoine Hoppenot played his role as second half sub to perfection on Wednesday night for the Philadelphia Union, banging a goal home off of a missed penalty kick to even things up at 1-1 against Sporting KC. The Union would later give up the game winner and fall 2-1, but Hoppenot took advantage of his celebratory moment by doing a nice little jig of sorts.
Sep 25, 2012, 12:57 PM EDT
There’s been plenty of ugly on the field at PPL Park this summer due to the Philadelphia Union’s inability to put the ball in the net for weeks at a time. The ladies of the Lingerie Football League will attempt to give you something a bit more appealing to look at on the pitch next summer as the Philly Passion will play two home games at the soccer stadium in Chester on June 15 and July 13.
Sep 21, 2012, 10:27 AM EDT
The Union are not very good at that soccer thing. Their former striker Lionard Pajoy scored the game winner on Thursday night in Chester and Sheanon Williams response was hilarious.
Sep 12, 2012, 12:16 AM EDT
The USMNT played great soccer for most of the night against Jamaica in Columbus, Ohio but didn’t have a tally to show for it into the second half. That all changed when Herculez Gomez hit a beautiful strike off a set piece from 25 yards out that found the back of the net and helped the U.S. on to a 1-0 victory and get their World Cup qualifying effort back on track.
NBC Sports’s Steve Davis called Gomez’s goal “probably the biggest U.S. goal since Landon Donovan’s late strike against Algeria in the 2010 World Cup.”
Aug 29, 2012, 12:27 PM EDT
In the short history of the Philadelphia Union, no other player has been as polarizing for fans and soccer pundits as Freddy Adu. Freddy has at times over his career been an absolute lightning rod for criticism and speculation, and recent reports and commentaries have maintained this trend.
Aug 20, 2012, 10:49 AM EDT
The Union would escape with a point in the 1-1 draw, but no individual on the field featured more prominently than the man wearing bright yellow.
Aug 19, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT
Philadelphia Union travel to Washington D.C. to face United at RFK Stadium in Major League Soccer action.
Aug 16, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT
The Union traded forward Lionard Pajoy for midfielder Danny Cruz.
Aug 15, 2012, 11:34 PM EDT
The United States Mens’ National Team beat Mexico 1-0 at El Azteca Stadium. Michael Orozco Fiscal scored the game winning goal as Tim Howard kept a clean sheet August 15, 2012
Aug 13, 2012, 10:16 AM EDT
Soccer can be a contact sport as well. One of the scarier plays we’ve ever seen took place on Saturday at the Linc during Celtic’s match vs. Real Madrid.
Aug 12, 2012, 5:42 PM EDT
Philadelphia Union host the Chicago Fire in MLS action at PPL Park in Chester. Game time is 7:00 PM
Aug 11, 2012, 12:14 PM EDT
A busy sports Saturday in South Philly kicks off with some of the world’s best futbolers going at it at the Linc. Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid take on Celtic FC.
Aug 10, 2012, 1:48 AM EDT
Newly crowned Olympic champion and South Jersey native showed her support for the Phillies on Twitter. Only it was directed at Shane Victorino, a Dodger.
Aug 9, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT
South Jersey native and Rutgers graduate Carli Lloyd scored both goals in the U.S.’s 2-1 win over Japan in the gold medal match on Thursday afternoon.
Aug 5, 2012, 12:44 PM EDT
It wasn’t the Union’s night in Montreal, where the Impact avenged their late-game loss at PPL Park last month, beating Philadelphia by a 2-0 count.
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