Wednesday Morning Union Freekicks: Blobs, Fans, Home Openers, Oh My

HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 19: Will Bruin #21 of the Houston Dynamo is harrassed by Sebastien Le Toux #9 of the Philadelphia Union as he brings the ball up field at Robertson Stadium on March 19, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Three days away from the Philadelphia Union's home opener, there is much discussion about the team's opening game. Breakdowns of tactics, formations and the overall play of the team have largely dominated the days following Saturday's opening game win over the Houston Dynamo.

Here's what the Union's media members are talking about:

Osito Unbound: The Secret Life of a Corporate Mascot [Purnell T. Cropper, Philly Union Talk] A snarky look at the BIMBO bear's commercials from before, during and after the Union game.

Fans see improvement, look to the future [Ed Farnsworth, Philly Soccer Page] What the fans were saying at the PSP viewing party.

One on the Road [Union City Blue] In case you missed it, a nice write up and recapping of the Union's season opener by UCB.

Home Opener [Union Dues] Discussing why this year's home opener is special for the writer.

ZWR Magazine Study Names "Worst Fans" Articles Laziest Journalism Crutch [Zoo With Roy] Couldn't resist linking to the Donkey's evisceration of GQ.

Mondragon Proud To Wear Armband For Union [Judah Levine, PhiladelphiaUnion.com] He stares into your soul and leads your team.

Houapeu Takes Drogba's Advice To Heart [Dave Zeitlin, PhiladelphiaUnion.com] As UMBC coach Pete Caringi told me before the season, Levi Houapeu looks up toDidier Drogba. Some words of advice from the Chelsea striker in 2009 has spurred on Houapeu.

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