Friday Morning Union Freekicks: River Cup!

FOXBORO MA - AUGUST 28: Sainey Nyassi #17 of the New England Revolution battles Roger Torres #20 of the Philadelphia Union for control of the ball at Gillette Stadium on August 28 2010 in Foxboro Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Midseason Friendlies? – Poor Spoertsmans Almanac | Union Dues

So Everton is coming to PPL Park on July 20th, and the great unwashed masses of American "soccer" are in raptures. As the beloved Col. Sherman T. Potter would say "Horse Puckey!"

Ruiz says he's happy with Union | Philadelphia Daily News | 07/15/2011
CR: Well, they must know something I don't. I don't have any problems [with being] here. My girlfriend is from the United States, so she's more than happy to live in the States. I mean, this all just gossip. Seriously, ask yourself why would I want to play for some second-division team in Mexico when I have all my family coming and things are going great here in Philly? If that was the case and my only option . . . then there really is no chance for me.  

Dooping in D.C. – Behind Enemy Lines | Union Dues

This is my first article on this blog and at first I was unsure of what to write it about. There are numerous things going on right now with the Union such as: our current place atop the Eastern Conference standing, the trading of starting left back Jordan Harvey, and the intrigue of the impending transfer window. However, rather than write about one of those I chose to talk about my recent trip down I-95 to watch the Union take on rival D.C. United.

 U.S. seeks payback against Mexico in Philadelphia friendly | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/15/2011

Coach Bob Bradley won't be thinking about revenge when he brings the U.S. men's national soccer team to Philadelphia next month, but it certainly will be one of the central story lines

Independence cheer teammates who are on leave for World Cup | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/15/2011

Paul Riley almost missed the banquet that was held in his honor Wednesday night. The head coach of the Independence women's soccer team, Riley and his players were the guests of Yosef Al Otaiba, ambassador to the United States from the United Arab Emirates, at the UAE embassy in Washington.

Union to host benefit soccer game | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/15/2011

As the Union's chief executive officer and operating partner, Nick Sakiewicz gets to pull rank, which might explain why he will be in the starting lineup for Friday's inaugural River Cup Challenge, 6:30 p.m. at PPL Park.

Scouting Report: Questions abound heading into River Cup | Philadelphia Union

Statistics, strategy, tactics — throw it all out the window. Friday's inaugural River Cup match between the Sons of Ben and Philadelphia Union...

Union's Le Toux looks to recapture scoring touch | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/15/2011

The circumstances are different for sure, but the facts are undeniable. Sebastien Le Toux remains a huge presence on the Union, just not the dominant force he was a year ago.

7 Hot Matches | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/15/2011

Seattle Sounders vs. Colorado Rapids 4 p.m. Saturday (Fox Soccer Channel) Unbeaten in eight straight games, Seattle hosts the reigning MLS Cup champions.

Farfan making most of opportunity to start | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/15/2011

A main beneficiary was Gabe Farfan, who took over for Harvey in Saturday's scoreless draw at San Jose. It was Farfan's eighth appearance this season and fourth start.  

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