Friday Afternoon Union Freekicks: Real Madrid Comes To The American Home Of Democracy

CHESTER, PA - JULY 20: Forward Christian Hernandez #31 of the Philadelphia Union is congratulated by midfielder Amobi Okugo #14 after scoring a goal during a game against Everton at PPL Park on July 20, 2011 in Chester, Pennsylvania. The Union won 1-0. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

The Philly Soccer Page " PSP’s Real Madrid primer
Spanish giants Real Madrid come to Philadelphia tomorrow to brave the wrath of Christian Hernandez and the Philadelphia Union.

Roger Torres: Player Profile | Union Dues

If you ask me, we need to see more of Roger in the game, maybe bring him in for Paunovic sometime to switch up the pace and mentality of the game, which is always a good thing in games where we are headed to a tie. Hopefully we can see more of Roger in the game while we still have him on loan, we need to use him while we have him.

The Philly Soccer Page " Philadelphia Union v Everton in pictures

"Philadelphia Union Captain Faryd Mondargon takes the field with his son."

The Future Of The Designated Player - USSoccerPlayers

Like Eric Hassli before him, the Whitecaps chose to give a large payday to a player unfamiliar to most (any?) fans. The Whitecaps have changed the dynamic, taking on a new type of risk with high priced players.

Fort Lauderdale's Eduardo Coudet Suspended Six Games by League | IMSoccer

The NASL announced Thursday afternoon that Strikers midfielder Eduardo Coudet has been suspended by the NASL for 6-games following last nights league match against the Puerto Rico Islanders.

Union face tall task with Ronaldo and Real Madrid | CSN Philly

With an exciting and dramatic 1-0 finish on Wednesday, the Union passed the first of two weighty trials during friendly week, sending English Premier League side Everton home from PPL Park disappointed.

Eagles exec lauds Philly as soccer showplace | Philadelphia Daily News | 07/22/2011

Don Smolenski described it as a "moment where the wind got knocked out" of him. The Eagles' chief operating officer was referring to the disappointing news that Qatar was to receive the 2022 FIFA World Cup, despite exhaustive efforts from the United States to return the world's greatest sporting event back to these shores for the first time since 1994.

Real Madrid sees games against Union as chance to connect with U.S. fans | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/22/2011

The Union are in just their second Major League Soccer season, but for the second time in two years the team will face one of the world's top franchises.

Valdes, Union try to hide disappointment at all-star snub | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/22/2011
Union defender Carlos Valdes is improving his English and knows enough to be diplomatic when the difficult questions are asked.

In Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, Union face one of world's best | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/22/2011
What a time it is for area soccer fans. The Women's World Cup team ended as runner-up to Japan with a squad that included nine people with Philadelphia-area ties.

7 Hot Matches | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/22/2011
Chicago Fire vs. Manchester United 5 p.m. Saturday (ESPN2) Man U. blew out Seattle, a much better team than Chicago, 7-0. Will this be a more entertaining game for a national audience than the Union vs. Real Madrid, which isn't on English-language TV? Probably not.

At a Glance: Union vs. Real Madrid | Philadelphia Daily News | 07/22/2011
SHOTS ON GOAL Upcoming game What: World Football Challenge Who: Real Madrid vs. Union When: Tomorrow, 9 o'clock Where: Lincoln Financial Field

As teammates return from Women's World Cup, Tasha Kai looks to continue scoring ways with Independence | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/22/2011
With her arms and neck covered in tattoos, Tasha Kai garners a lot of attention for her appearance. But this season the Independence forward has also drawn plenty of notice for her play.

Union wary of Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid | Philadelphia Union
CHESTER, Pa. — The Cristiano Ronaldo Express has been steamrolling through the US over the past week. Can it be stopped in Philadelphia when he...

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