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Tag Archives: Philadelphia Union

Recount Of The Drama That Unfolded At The US Open Cup Final

Posted on by Flyvanescence
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Many know that while I am a huge soccer fan and a fan of my local Philadelphia Union, I am not a fan of MLS at all. While the quality of play leaves a lot to be desired, my main … Continue reading

New Coaches and Same Results for MLS Teams

Posted on by Robert Hay

For Toronto and Philadelphia, the “international break” was an opportunity for renewal and revival.  Both teams had miserable starts to the season but both still were in shouting distance of fifth place in the Eastern Conference.  For the Union, the … Continue reading

Who is the Best Head Coach in MLS?

Posted on by Robert Hay

As the preseason gets into full swing and rosters begin to stabilize, it’s time to take a look at the men who pull the strings and have the greatest impact on the team itself.  The modern manager is part tactician, … Continue reading

What is the ceiling for Philly? Three Questions on the Union

Posted on by Robert Hay

In their second year in MLS, the Philadelphia Union surprised the league by combining unbreakable defense with timely scoring.  Philly was in the top three of the East most of the season before slipping a bit at the end of … Continue reading

Can Portland Answer the Curtain Call? Three Questions for the Timbers

Posted on by Robert Hay

The “expansion” Portland Timbers had a debut MLS season to remember.  The team quickly became the darling of the TV networks with their passionate and creative fans, the team played an exciting brand of soccer, and the resurgence of Jack … Continue reading

MLS Gauging Market for a Team in Baltimore

Posted on by Robert Hay

On the eve of the second leg of the conference semifinals, the league has stirred some intrigue around one of its teams not in the playoffs.  According to Steven Goff of The Washington Post, soccer fans in the Baltimore, MD … Continue reading

Is Sporting Kansas City the Team to Beat Out East?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Anyone who has been looking for a new home understands the feeling of displacement that comes with it: the yearning for something new and different which you can model after your vision, while still feeling unsettled because you haven’t found … Continue reading

How Your Team Can Win Or Lose This Weekend, Part 1

Posted on by Robert Hay

The question I wrestled with in my head last night was this: if there were no playoffs or a playoffs with just four teams instead of 10, would this weekend be as exciting?  Regardless of how you feel about the … Continue reading

While West Dominates, East Entertains

Posted on by Robert Hay

The talking point since First Kick has been the same: the Western Conference is vastly superior to the Eastern Conference.  For the past six months or so, we’ve heard about the top teams in the West and their chances of … Continue reading

Hurricane Irene Causing Shifts in MLS Schedule

Posted on by Robert Hay

UPDATE: The DC United-Portland Timbers match has been postponed; a make-up date will be announced next week. The expected landfall of Hurricane Irene has caused MLS and other major professional sports teams to shift their schedules in anticipation of dramatic … Continue reading

Wednesday Recap: A Night of Soccer Not to Miss

Posted on by Robert Hay

Going into the MLS regular season and CONCACAF Champions League games last night, American soccer fans knew it was going to be an interesting night.  The CCL matches would determine who would advance to the group stage while the three … Continue reading

Philadelphia’s Search For Consistency On Offense

Posted on by Earl Reed

Before the season, the Philadelphia Union offense may have been thought of as a three-headed monster. Last year, the duo of Danny Mwanga and Sebastien LeToux accounted for 60% of the goals scored by the team. Adding the unpredictable Carlos … Continue reading

Clash of Style Highlights Union-Galaxy Match

Posted on by Robert Hay

Wednesday night is quietly becoming a great night for MLS.  Over the past few weeks the league has put some very good matches on with some compelling story lines.  This week is no different, as tonight we will see two … Continue reading

Fox Introduces Soccer Night in America

Posted on by Robert Hay

Looking to beef up their MLS coverage and stand out from ESPN, Fox Soccer Channel today unveiled their new theme for their weekly MLS game.  Calling it “Soccer Night in America”, the new program includes enhanced graphics, a new set, … Continue reading

Week in Review April 18-22, 2011

Posted on by Robert Hay

For your viewing pleasure, above is the video of Juan Agudelo scoring the goal of the year so far in Major League Soccer. Every time there is a story or interview saying Americans should temper their enthusiasm for him and … Continue reading

Welcome to MLS Benny Feilhaber!

Posted on by Robert Hay

Deadline deals are some of the most exciting in sports, and this one looks to be no different.  MLS announced today that Benny Feilhaber, most recently of AGF Aarhus, agreed to a contract with the league late Friday night and … Continue reading

MLS Week Three Open Thread

Posted on by Robert Hay

Columbus opened the weekend with a 2-0 victory last night over a ten-man FC Dallas team.  But today has a full slate of intriguing match-ups.  Storylines to watch include: Can the Union grab an eye-opening point or three and get a … Continue reading