The Philly Soccer Page " Player ratings and analysis: Union loss in Columbus
Slowly but surely, Columbus has pulled themselves up the Eastern Conference ladder. Even as their top two strikers suffered injuries and the rest of their lineup rotated in and out of favor, the Crew scraped points together.
The Philadelphia Union announced on Monday that Trinidad & Tobago goalkeeper Thorne Holder has been reacquired.
By now you’ve read a few analyses and breakdowns of the U’s loss to the Eastern Conference leaders, the Columbus Crew. By now you’re sick of hearing about the Union’s inability to put it together in the final third.
Peter Nowak: Why can't we have a normal game? - Columbus Columbus Crew | Examiner.com
Philadelphia Union head coach Peter Nowak addressed the media in a post-game press conference on Saturday night, moments after his team lost to the Columbus Crew 2-1. The winning goal was scored on a penalty kick after Union defender Sheanon Williams was whistled for handling the ball in the penalty area early in the second half.
The presence of soccer in America is unavoidable. Let’s get that out of the way. I’m not talking about youth leagues on Saturday and Sunday mornings, or the notion that soccer is the next big thing that we’ve been hearing about for 15-20 years, or Landon Donovan, or Hope Solo. It’s all of those things and more. Thanks to ESPN, Fox Soccer Channel, high-definition television, the rising standards of MLS, the FIFA video games, and a host of other factors, soccer has an established place in the American sports culture in 2011. Love it or hate it, it’s not going away.
A WIN OVER the Crew in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday night would have left the Union in a tie for first place in MLS' Eastern Conference.
With a heartbreaking and crucial 2-1 loss to the Eastern Conference-leading Columbus Crew at Columbus Crew Stadium on Saturday night, the Union once again received a passing grade for effort and character, but a failing one for the result.
Holder, who posted a 2-2-1 record and two shutouts in New York, started the season with the the Union as the back up to Faryd Mondragon. But after a series of injuries and the arrival of Zac MacMath, Holder was demoted to third string.
Chester, Pa. (August 22, 2011) – Philadelphia Union today announced the return of goalkeeper Thorne Holder, as the club has added him from USL...