The Brotherly Game Mailbag - Volume One


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The official in the Union’s match against Chicago forgot what arms look like and made several horrible decisions regarding handballs (or not handballs).

Brotherly Game Staff's Second Half Predictions


The Brotherly Game staffers make bold predictions about the second half of the 2014 MLS season for the Philadelphia Union. Nostradamus need not worry.

Who Will Not Be Going to the 2018 World Cup?


WARNING: These takes are scorching hot.

The Pains of Soccer Becoming Popular


In a utopia where we have something we love, those who know little about soccer tend to stay away. With the USMNT’s performance, some in the mainstream sports media are weighing their unwelcome...

World Cup Water Breaks Put Focus On Player Safety


While concussions are the primary player safety concern in the media, dehydration and heat stroke are now getting some much needed attention thanks to the much talked about water breaks during...

The Big Show means Big Money


The World Cup comes around every four years, and everyone wants a cut of the action. Before you head out to watch the matches though, think about these places and their relationship with the...

Saying Goodbye to Keon Daniel


Super-fan Ed Welsh laments the fall from grace (or Chester) of the man, the myth, the legend - Keon Daniel.

Is the match against Montreal a must-win game?


While it's early in the season, JC asks the question that has been on the lips of many Union fans - "Is the match this weekend against Montreal a must-win game?"

Top 5 Philadelphia Union home moments........ EVER


Everyone has their top moments supporting their MLS team. This is my top 5 Union home game moments, from Torres scoring against NY to the first ever Union goal. Read on and share my happy memories.

2014 Home Shirt Thoughts


Don't like the shirt? I blame the bear.

From the Editor's Blotter


We look forward, outlining TBG's plan and letting you know how to get involved and win FREE stuff

PRO confirms Okugo was onside for Daniel goal.


PRO confirms Okugo was onside for Daniel goal, but did it matter?

Another Fine Mess


NBC Sports article reinforces what many Philadelphia fans have worried about for a while now - poor money management and lack of decent midfield that are killing the Union on and off the field.

Upcoming Series: Fixing The Cap


We'll have some in depth suggestions on transparency, solutions to salary cap inefficiency and more

Hackworth And The Midfield Woes

Poor midfield play was one of the main reasons that the Philadelphia Union fell 2-0 to New England on Saturday night. It's time for John Hackworth to shake things up a bit in the center of the field.

Soccer Doesn't Need Matt Zencey


The Philadelphia Inquirer chose to publish an editorial by a former editor about soccer. It was bad. I respond.

2013 Philadelphia Union Preview: Changes, Again


The Eastern Conference's final playoff spot, no. 5, is where Philadelphia is headed. The Union have plenty of talent, once again, but that didn't stop them from failing to do much of anything...

Answering NBC PST's Questions About The Union


Noah Davis, of Pro Soccer Talk, asked three questions of the Philadelphia Union for 2013. I answer them.

Fan Editorial: Bring Danny Home


One fan's thoughts about Danny Califf and his possible return to the Philadelphia Union. Jersha says "bring Danny home."

Adu Should Take Cues from Saer Sene's Performance Against the Union


Saer Sene proved last weekend that a winger doesn't have to emulate a player like Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery, Nani or Cristiano Ronaldo to successfully influence the flow of the game.

VIDEO: Sixers' Elton Brand Is Bad At Soccer, Very Bad


At last night's Steve Nash Soccer Showdown, Brand showed off his less than stellar soccer skills. At one point Chelsea winger Solomon Kalou fed the former All-Star and Brand wiffed on the pass,...

Injury First Person POV: Broken Big Toes Aren't Fun For Soccer Players


The Brotherly Game talked to a former high school and college soccer player, who asked not to be named in this article, about her experiences with playing with a broken big toe due to the news that...

A Stand For Hope: My Personal Story And A Plea To Donate To Alex's Lemonade Stand


The Brotherly Game is a soccer site, but it is also where I spend a lot of time throughout the week. Due to the fact that I see this as an extension of myself, I feel it's prudent to post the...

Memorial Day


Memorial Day

MacMath*, Harrison Out, Leaving Konopka As One Of A Few Questions Today


Chris Konopka appears to be today's Philadelphia Union starter at goalkeeper. What that means and other questions surrounding the Union in their game against Toronto FC.

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