In the latest edition of the Philly Soccer Show podcast, KYW’s Greg Orlandini and PSP’s Eli Pearlman-Storch are joined by PSP’s Adam Cann. With games coming thick and fast, the focus is on the Philadelphia Union’s hunt for the playoffs. (Click on the links below to listen to each segment.)
DC United comes to PPL Park on Thursday September 27th. Our very first encounter with DC and its most putrid of fans, the "Barra-Brava". Supposedly this translates to "Brave Fan" Read my earlier post of my first encounter with these Brave Fans, that exposes them for the cowards they are.
When the Philadelphia Union and DC United last met on July 2, the Union were 7–4–5 with 26 points and in first place in the Eastern Conference. Danny Mwanga had scored his fifth goal of the season the previous weekend in a come-from-behind win against Chivas USA that also included goals from Veljko Paunovic and Carlos Ruiz.
Thursday, September 29 @ 8pm from PPL Park in Chester, PA, televised by ESPN2 (with College Football Live preceding the match, it’s not a live sporting event, so we won’t be delayed from seeing the whole match….at least I think so….)
It’s about a 280-mile round trip from Alexandria, Va., to PPL Park in Chester. On the way, I drive past RFK Stadium, home of D.C. United, and three baseball stadiums — two Major League, one minor (Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Md.). I pass through four states and can see a fifth across the river.
CHESTER, Pa. -- For weeks, through good and bad, the Union have been clawing and fighting to keep their spot amongst the top tier of the Eastern Conference standings. Their work, tenacious, yet not always perfect, was constant with the objective to keep the team within striking distance of the table’s leader.
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Throughout his short tenure in Major League Soccer, midfielder Roger Torres has been mainly used in a reserve role for the Philadelphia Union.
A primetime matchup with major playoff implications under the lights at PPL Park against rival D.C. United.
DF: Michael Farfan (Philadelphia Union) – His exceptional talent and feel for the game allows him to be versatile enough to get thrown in at right back after only a few minutes in KC. Made the heady play along the end line and the pass for the equalizer.