Thursday Morning Union Freekicks: GAH! At Least Stu Holden Showed Up

COMMERCE CITY, CO - JUNE 04: Head coach Peter Nowak of the Philadelphia Union leaves the field after playing to a 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on June 4, 2011 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Union v. Sporting KC | Section133 : The IllegitimateS
What a BIZARRE match!   This game had EVERYTHING… everything, but a goal for the Philadelphia Union.   We had Union Supporters giving love to Revolution Supporters with a minute of silence at the 12th minute.   We had “SUPPORT THE FORT” goal kick chants.  We had a sing-a-long to “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” for Peter “DUI” Vermes.  We even had WOLVERINE at PPL Park.   Why couldn’t we get just one DOOP!  

The Philly Soccer Page " Match report: Union vs Sporting KC
Call it an episode of Chester Shore. Shots shots shots-shots-shots. But not much game.

Postgame Reaction: Union vs Sporting Kansas City « Unholy Union – The fan blog for Phi. Union
They say draws are like kissing your sister, and I guess that saying is to mean that getting to kiss a girl is good, but that it’s your sister makes it disgusting.  Well, this match was kind of like that, if your sister is a transexual.  

The Philly Soccer Page " KYW Philly Soccer Show

KYW’s Greg Orlandini and the PSP’s Dan Walsh are talking Union, the Gold Cup and about the controversial expulsion of New England supporters in this week’s edition of the Philly Soccer Show.

Panama 0-1 United States: Gold Cup Semifinal Review | Major League Soccer Talk
On Wednesday, the United States Men's National Team looked to avenge their Group Stage defeat to Panama at Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX. Two second-half substitutes contributed to Clint Dempsey's clincher, as the Americans secured their place in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Finals with a 1-0 victory over the Canal Men.

Here's Hugh Jackman and Stu Holden at the Union Game

I'm still not sure exactly who it was, but there were some deserving special guests in The River End last night, as you can see here. On the left is Stu Holden of the US Mens National Team (and player of the year for Bolton Wanderers), and on the right, Hugh Jackman (aka James Howlett aka Logan aka Wolverine aka Weapon X).

Delco’s ‘Mr. Soccer’ Urban honored as Union Hero (With Videos) - delcotimes.com
CHESTER — The man known as Delaware County’s Mr. Soccer earned another distinction Wednesday. The Union bestowed their Hometown Hero honor upon the late Robert Urban, who died in May 2006, but not before leaving his fingerprint on all facets of soccer in southeastern Pennsylvania. 

Union's strange lineup performs well in scoreless tie with KC | Philadelphia Daily News | 06/23/2011

IT WAS NEARLY impossible, after a first glance of the Union's lineup for last night's match against Kansas City, to look at the some of the names on paper and not ponder: WTF?

Union Let Three Points Slip Away In Goal-Less Draw With KC | Philly Sports Daily

With the field tilted in their favor for nearly all of the contest, the Union were unable to crack Jimmy Nielsen and the Sporting Kansas City defense, settling for a 0-0 tie, Wednesday night at PPL Park.

Union can't break down Sporting Kansas City in scoreless tie | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/23/2011
A game's worth of dominance couldn't end the Union's winless streak. Despite controlling play in both halves, the Union settled for Wednesday's scoreless draw against Sporting Kansas City before 18,127 fans at PPL Park in Chester.

Mwanga, finishing touch missing in draw for Union (With Video) - delcotimes.com
CHESTER — In 90 minutes, the Union couldn’t find the back of the net. In the 55 minutes that followed, Peter Nowak couldn’t find the way to describe how Wednesday’s match went down. 

Union offense stalls again in scoreless draw | CSN Philly

CHESTER, Pa. -- Like a reoccurring nightmare in which the protagonist is running but can’t gain ground, the Union offense, once again, got caught in suspended animation.

Video: Union held to scoreless draw by Sporting Kansas City | The Goalkeeper | 06/23/2011

The Inquirer's Marc Narducci and Kerith Gabriel of the Daily News break down the scoreless draw between the Philadelphia Union and Sporting Kansas City at PPL Park.

Recap: Union extend home unbeaten run with scoreless draw vs. Sporting KC | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. – The Philadelphia Union and Sporting Kansas City both came into Wednesday night’s game at PPL Park riding streaks. The Union hadn't...

Mwanga misses Sporting match with right knee injury | Philadelphia Union

Danny Mwanga was injured in Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Vancouver.He tried to get healthy for Wednesday’s match against Sporting Kansas City, but it ju...

Union rue dropped points in home draw vs. Sporting KC | Philadelphia Union

It has been nearly a month since the Union celebrated a victory.Since the Union’s 6-2 win at Toronto FC on May 28, they have gone 0-1-3 – ties aga...

New-look formation produces chances for Union, but not results | Philadelphia Union

Peter Nowak opted for a different starting formation on Wednesday night, a formation the Union had used only one other time this year.Putting faith in...

Nowak: "It's not going to get any easier" for Union | MLSsoccer.com

CHESTER, Pa. – If the Philadelphia Union didn’t know before, they certainly know now: When other teams come to PPL Park, they aren’t always interested in playing for the win. 

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