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

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.

The Union also announced that the newly christened PPL Park will not open until June 27. Thankfully, the latter half of the year is packed with home fixtures, meaning 13 of the team’s 15 home games will be played at the stadium. The first two home games–against DC United (April 10) and FC Dallas (May 15)–will be played at Lincoln Financial Field.

“As we have stated from the very beginning, we will play the vast majority of our games in our new stadium,” Nick Sakiewicz said in the press release.

“It is incredibly exciting to see all of the effort and energy we’ve put into creating our stadium and our team burst onto the national and international scene.”

Five of the 17 nationally televised games will be on Spanish language television channels. Which leaves me wondering: how do you say “SoB” in Spanish?

Below is the full 2010 schedule:

WEEK 1
Philadelphia Union at Seattle Sounders FC
Thursday, March 25, 9:30pm
ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/ESPN360.com

WEEK 3
D.C. United at Philadelphia Union
Saturday, April 10, 6:00pm
FSC/FSE

WEEK 4
Philadelphia Union at Toronto FC
Thursday, April 15, 7:00pm
ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/ESPN360.com

WEEK 5
Philadelphia Union at New York Red Bulls
Saturday, April 24, 4:00pm
TeleFutura

WEEK 6
Philadelphia Union at LA Galaxy
Saturday, May 1, 10:30pm

WEEK 7
Philadelphia Union at Real Salt Lake
Saturday, May 8, 9:00pm

WEEK 8
FC Dallas at Philadelphia Union

Saturday, May 15, 4:00pm
TeleFutura

WEEK 10
Philadelphia Union at Houston Dynamo
Saturday, May 29, 8:30pm
FSC/FSE

WEEK 11
Philadelphia Union at Chicago Fire
Saturday, June 5, 8:30pm

WEEK 12
Philadelphia Union at Kansas City Wizards
Thursday, June 10, 8:00pm

WEEK 13
Seattle Sounders FC at Philadelphia Union
Sunday, June 27, 5:00pm
ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/ESPN360.com

WEEK 14
Philadelphia Union at Chivas USA
Saturday, July 3, 10:30pm
FSC/FSE

WEEK 15

San Jose Earthquakes at Philadelphia Union
Saturday, July 10, 5:30pm
FSC/FSE

WEEK 16
Toronto FC at Philadelphia Union
Saturday, July 17, 3:30pm

WEEK 17
Philadelphia Union at Colorado Rapids
Wednesday, July 21, TBD

WEEK 18
New England Revolution at Philadelphia Union
Saturday, July 31, 3:30pm

WEEK 19
Columbus Crew at Philadelphia Union
Thursday, August 5, 8:00pm
ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/ESPN360.com

Philadelphia Union at FC Dallas
Sunday, August 8, 7:00pm
FSC/FSE

WEEK 20
Real Salt Lake at Philadelphia Union
Wednesday, Aug. 11, 7:30pm

Colorado Rapids at Philadelphia Union
Saturday, August 14, 4:00pm
TeleFutura

WEEK 21
Philadelphia Union at D.C. United
Sunday, August 22, 2:00pm

WEEK 22
Philadelphia Union at New England Revolution
Saturday, August 28, 7:30pm

WEEK 23
Kansas City Wizards at Philadelphia Union
Saturday, September 4, 3:30pm

WEEK 24
Chicago Fire at Philadelphia Union
Saturday, September 11, 6:00pm
FSC/FSE

WEEK 25
Philadelphia Union at San Jose Earthquakes
Saturday, September 18, 10:00pm

WEEK 26
Chivas USA at Philadelphia Union
Saturday, September 25, 4:00pm
TeleFutura

WEEK 27
Houston Dynamo at Philadelphia Union
Saturday, October 2, 4:00pm
TeleFutura

WEEK 28
LA Galaxy at Philadelphia Union
Thursday, October 7, 8:00pm
ESPN2/ESPN Deportes/ESPN360.com

WEEK 29
New York Red Bulls at Philadelphia Union
Saturday, October 16, 6:00pm
FSC/FSE

WEEK 30

Philadelphia Union at Columbus Crew
Sunday, October 24, 4:00pm
MLS CUP PLAYOFFS
Thursday, Oct. 28 – Sunday, Nov. 14

MLS CUP 2010
Sunday, Nov. 21 – Venue TBD
ESPN/TeleFutura

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  1. OrionPax
    February 4, 2010 at 3:03 am

    Actually for $20 over the Internet, or $79 on cable/satellite, you can watch pretty much ever MLS game (league wide) that isn’t on ESPN, FSC or Telefutura.

    Its called Direct Kick. Check the 2009 announcement out here:
    http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20090223&content_id=219305&vkey=pr_mls&fext=.jsp

    • Tommy Ro
      February 4, 2010 at 6:04 pm

      OrionPax has it spot on. $20 annually for a whole season over the Internet through MLSnet.com website. I have been doing it for 3 years since becoming a SoB & it is a sweet deal.

  2. K.M. Morris
    February 4, 2010 at 3:11 am

    Yeah actually I asked about MLS Direct Kick on twitter a while ago and didn’t get much feedback. I think I will pay for it (17 games is just a little over half, after all). The advantage of national TV coverage is, of course, the fact that I don’t have to watch the games on my teeny laptop monitor (and those HD games will be beautiful).

  3. Arkose
    February 4, 2010 at 5:19 am

    Morris, DK is a mixed deal. I like watching all the games, (Except for like New York vs San Jose type of games) but most of the time you get 2-3 games playing at the same time. If you could record one game and watch another then that’s gravy. At-least with the $20 with mlsnet you can watch archives. You could also hook your laptop to your t.v. I just got a laptop with HDMI spot so hopefully it runs better this time around.

    If you have the money though, DK is awesome. I loved it for the couple of months I did have it.

    Note:the first two or so weeks are considered free for DK!

  4. K.M. Morris
    February 4, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Hey Arkose, good to see (?) you again. I don’t think I’ll pay for the cable/satellite version because that’s just too expensive and I’m poor. But $20 is totally reasonable and for some reason I forgot I could hook up my laptop to my TV. Sound like I’ll be in Philly Union heaven this year–although I’m wondering: is the video quality any good?

  5. Arkose
    February 4, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Organic chemistry tests had my time busy for a couple of weeks.

    If MLSnet improves the quality like they did last year than it should be pretty dang decent. Outside of the Wizards, I could see each player and the ball. I was also using a S-video cable, this year I’ll be using a HDMI cable which should also improve quality from laptop to t.v.

    i’m not sure if it even matters but I usually manually connect to the internet to try to help with quality and refresh rates.

    I plan on doing the same thing this year. Just remember its not full t.v. quality. (video card matters also, which I have upgraded this year)

  1. February 4, 2010 at 2:24 am

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