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Some videos of the Union-UNC Tarheels match

February 15, 2010 4 comments

Missed the game in North Carolina like me? Wondering what PPL Park is going to sound like this year? Just take a look at the following vids:

The Union line-up:

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What?! The Union played and I missed?–A look back at the team’s Saturday of goals

February 15, 2010 2 comments
Jack McInerney scores goals!

Jack McInerney scores goals!

Over the next few weeks I’ll probably begin every post like this: “Sorry!”

I hate that I can’t cover the pre-season in depth, but grad student responsibilities seem to interfere with keeping a website up-to-date.  And I did have something that sounded like a commitment for a match report from the game, but that disappeared into the ether.

So it’s left to me to try to piece together what happened from twitter and the Union’s official site. Here we go:

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Monday morning recommended reading

February 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Sorry for the slow output recently. I’ve got four feature length articles I’m working on for the newspaper right now, in addition to my classes and a TA job. So, yes, I’m very busy. But, thankfully, I’ve already got a few writers lined up who will help with posting once the regular season begins (and for any interested Union scribes–the offer still stands!).

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Quick update

February 7, 2010 3 comments

Yesterday’s exhibition match against UNC Wilmington was a “a closed training session” according to the Union’s official twitter account. A recap on the Union’s official site should be coming soon. Stay tuned.

Union Twitter

Over there (at The Shin Guardian)

February 5, 2010 5 comments

For anyone who missed it, I got invited to take part in The Shin Guardian‘s new jumble roundtable series, wherein I try to appear smart and knowledgeable amongst other folks who actually are smart and knowledgeable.

Two parts of the series have been posted so far: here and here.

Many thanks to The Shin Guardian bros for the invite.

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The Philadelphia Union’s first ever game is in two days

February 4, 2010 Leave a comment

Fitness fitness fitness*

The Philadelphia Union will play its first ever game against the UNC Wilmington men’s soccer team this Saturday, Feb. 6th, at 5pm. The UNCW Seahawks are defending champions of the Colonial Athletic Association and should provide a good first test for the Union.

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Philadelphia Union 2010 schedule released—soccer gods smile on non-local Union fans

February 4, 2010 7 comments
Chester Stadium

Coming to a Chester near you on June 27

When the Union announced their partnership with ABC6 last week the excitement that spread through the Philly blogging (and twittering) universe did not reach my cold, snowy corner of Syracuse New York. Sure, it was great news for the team and the local fans but how the hell was I supposed to watch games?

For the most part that question was answered today, with the release of the full MLS schedule and the announcement that 17 (17!) Union games will be on national television this year. I would have shouted in joy but I was in class at the time, surreptitiously checking the news on my smart phone. So I made an excited grimace and waited until my first free moment (now) to put up a post about the news.

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