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  1. “We traded who?!?”: Why you shouldn’t panic about the Union trading Jack McInerney

    Apr 4, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

    JACK McINERNEY

    Even if you’re the most casual Union fan, the name you know is young striker Jack McInerney. I’d guess if you asked any Philly sports fan to name one Union player, he’s the name you’d get 90 percent of the time. As of today, he’s no longer a Union player. On Friday, the Union shipped…

  2. Which Philadelphia Union players will be key to a winning season? We rank them.

    Mar 6, 2014, 11:11 AM EDT

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    The season is so close, I can taste the Lot A dust storms, cold beer, and whatever that smell is coming off the Delaware River (possibly dead bodies). We have to wait nine more days for the Philadelphia Union home opener at PPL Park, but we’re just two days away from the first kick of…

  3. Three big misses the Union will regret if they miss the playoffs

    Oct 18, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT

    MLS: Philadelphia Union at Real Salt Lake

    From afar, if you simply looked at this year’s standings with two games to go and last year’s standings, you’d call this season a success for the Union, whether they make the playoffs or not (this cool graphic shows the Union’s form this season). The team already has 10 more points than it earned all…

  4. Kleberson (?!?!?) saves Union season with an unreal free kick (UPDATED with lots of video)

    Oct 5, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

    The Union’s forgotten midfielder — and expensive bench-warmer — Jose Kleberson came on in injury time Saturday night. With the Union down a man, Kleberson hit a free kick that somehow went up over the wall, down, and fell inside the post. PPL Park went ballistic and the Union kept their playoff hopes alive. The…

  5. Home expectations — and Hackworth’s need to meet them — harming the Union

    Oct 2, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Union midfielder Michael Lahoud (13), defender Fabinho (33), midfielder Michael Farfan (21) and forward Conor Casey (6) try to block a free kick during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Sporting KC in Kansas City, Kan., Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Homefield advantage is one of the most popular talking points in any sport. In many of those sports, there is a tangible advantage to being the home team. Home baseball teams get to hit last and can even alter their stadiums to suit their strengths. Home hockey teams get to make the last line change…

  6. Why Union fans are frustrated: It’s not (all) about the losing

    Sep 27, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT

    Roger Torres, Chris Birchall

    We haven’t had a ton about the Union here on the Level in the last two weeks. Partly because the team had a bye last week and partly because my friend and fellow contributor Dave Zeitlin had a baby last week (congrats, Dave!). There is another reason, however, and it’s related to the one word…

  7. Sebastien Le Toux — The Perfect Major League Soccer Player

    Aug 13, 2013, 9:38 AM EDT

    Sebastien Le Toux

    Before being selected by the Union in the 2009 MLS Expansion Draft, Sebastien Le Toux was an MLS also-ran. His biggest claim to fame at the point was that he was the first-ever player signed by the Seattle Sounders. Now, he’s a fan favorite, an integral part of a team on an upward path, and…

  8. When Is the DeSean Jackson + Jack Mac Collab Rap Track Dropping?

    Jul 31, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

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    Mcinerney and desean Jackson need to do a rap album together. @The700Level @PhilaUnion #DOOP — Rich Ransom (@Kingrich3) July 31, 2013 Did you know the MLS All Star Game takes place this evening in Kansas City? Well it does. And now you do. Which seems to be the point of this video featuring a number…

  9. Jack McInerney’s Perfect Burn of Peter Nowak In Lengthy Profile of Union Star

    Jul 26, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT

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    Personally, I think it’s challenging for the casual soccer fans like myself in Philadelphia (partial Union season ticket holder going on two seasons) to get as vested in some of the Union players as we do in any of the four major teams. It’s not a knock on the sport per se, but more a…

  10. MATCHDAY: Jack Mac is Back as Union Host Portland Tonight

    Jul 20, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

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    That guy over there is Timber Joey. He is — quite literally — the Portland Timbers’ mascot. He stands in front of the supporters section at home games and slices off a piece of that huge log for every Portland goal. Timbers fans then toast him with organic fermented tofu beer made with non-flourinated water.…

  11. Conor Casey a Rare Philly Phenomenon — A Player Who Is Far Exceeding Expectations

    Jul 17, 2013, 9:31 AM EDT

    SOC - Dynamo vs Phildelphia

    Hey, it’s been a while. I’m Steve, and I like soccer. Pleased to meet you. Seriously though, apologies for the lack of posts the last few weeks. Real work got in the way (you thought blogging was a real job?), but hopefully things have settled down and we can get back in the groove. I’ve…

  12. Jack McInerney called up to US national team for first time and can’t even legally have a drink to celebrate

    Jun 27, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT

    JACK McINERNEY

    This is a really big deal. Jack McInerney, the Philadelphia Union’s 20-year-old rising star, was named to the Gold Cup roster today, becoming the first Philadelphia Union player to be called up to the US senior national team for a competitive tournament. Quick reminder: a little more than 12 months ago, he didn’t even feature…

  13. MATCHDAY: Union Head North to Montreal; Robbie Rogers’ Milestone Day in MLS

    May 25, 2013, 3:55 PM EDT

    Robbie Rogers

    While you trade in your usual Memorial Day Weekend swim trunks and beer for a hoodie and hot chocolate (seriously, WTH?), you might want to ignore the Phillies for one night (because you know you’ll just be annoyed anyway). The Union travel to Montreal (7 p.m., The Comcast Network) to face a team just ahead…

  14. McInerney Scores Early as Union Hold On to Beat Chicago

    May 19, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

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    Philadelphia Union scoring machine Jack McInerney found the back of the net yet again on Saturday at PPL Park in the team’s victory over the Chicago Fire. Jack Mac got the U on the board in just the third minute of play on a nice cross from Sebastien Le Toux which McInerney did a nifty…

  15. Philadelphia Union striker Jack McInerney gets very high praise from Los Angeles Galaxy stars

    May 15, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

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    Landon Donovan and Jack McInerney don’t know each other personally. But Donovan is certainly paying attention to what McInerney is doing this season. On Tuesday afternoon, Donovan and his Los Angeles Galaxy teammates trained at PPL Park, a day ahead of their much-anticipated clash with the Union tonight at 7:30 p.m. (Comcast SportsNet). And I…

  16. Watch Le Toux’s Sweet Setup of Jack Mac’s Game Winner in Chicago

    May 11, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT

    Jack Mac scores last weekend in Chicago

    It most certainly was not the prettiest of victories for the Union in Chicago this afternoon but they are the side to come away with three points. That was thanks in gigantic part to the stellar goalie work of Zac MacMath who was tested over and over on Saturday. They certainly had some luck on…