Wednesday Morning Union Freekicks: Playoffs And NYRB

CHESTER, PA- OCTOBER 15: Coach Peter Nowak of the Philadelphia Union waves to the fans after the game against Toronto FC at PPL Park on October 15, 2011 in Chester, Pennsylvania. The game ended 1-1. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Houston's Brad Davis emerges as MVP front-runner - SOCCER - Sporting News
Sébastien Le Toux, Philadelphia Union Pro: He has 11 goals and nine assists for the Union, who could finish first in the Eastern Conference in only their second season. Only De Rosario has more goals and assists combined. Con: One week into August, Le Toux had scored just one goal. Perhaps the recent production is too little, too late.

The Philly Soccer Page " Drawing: an overview

More than that, though, there have just been too many draws this season.

Poll Results – Who Gets A Raise | Union Dues
So which players do you, the smartest readers in the Unionverse, think deserve a raise? The question was very simple, and the answers were overwhelming.  

The Philly Soccer Page " This is how real rivalries are made

One game. Everything on the line.

The coming of age for Union's Freddy Adu | Philadelphia Daily News | 10/16/2011
Long, but great piece by Jonathan Smallwood for Sportsweek.

10 moments that led to Union's playoff berth | CSN Philly

CHESTER, Pa. – Coming into the 2011 Major League Soccer season, Philadelphia Union players and coaches set the goal of making the playoffs with defender Danny Califf even saying that "everyone would be shattered" if the club failed to get there.

Adversity built character for playoff-bound Union | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. – The Union players and technical staff celebrated the clinching of a playoff berth following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Toronto FC.

Scouting Report: Red Bulls' Henry suspended for season finale | Philadelphia Union

It really doesn't get much better than this: A season finale against a regional rival, with first place in the Eastern Conference on the line.

Union Sound | Philadelphia Union

Episode 37: Brian Carroll (16:06)'

Williams' hard work validated by postseason berth | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. – Clinching a playoff berth meant something to every player in the Union locker room following last Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Toronto FC. For Sheanon Williams, it meant everything.

Union newcomers prove crucial in playoff push | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. – When the Philadelphia Union took the field against Toronto FC this past Saturday, they fielded a lineup that included only four players who played for them last year, and only two who began the 2010 season with the team. 

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