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Sounders May Not Want To Talk Treble, But Why Shouldn't We? - Sounder At Heart

Even if the Galaxy are only able to get a point out of those two matches, the Sounders would still have to be perfect in their remaining three. Saturday, they play the Philadelphia Union at home. The Union still have a lot to play for as they could finish anywhere from atop the Eastern Conference to out of the playoffs. The Sounders will also be nursing some level of Cup hangover.

The Philly Soccer Page " End of the season quick guide

Three games remaining.

Thinking Off-Season | Union Dues

Its that time of year folks. The days are getting shorter and the leaves are turning. School has begun and the NJ Pink Cows are getting ready to drop another tear into their cans over another MLS season without a cup. Its October and its time to think about the off-season.

MLS gets diversity grade: B | Philadelphia Daily News | 10/06/2011

The University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport released its Race and Gender Report Card and gave the MLS its second straight A grade for race and C-plus for gender, for a combined grade of B.

Explorers gain notice nationally | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/06/2011

The La Salle women's soccer team drew the No. 25 ranking in the Soccer America poll this week. It's the first-ever appearance in the national rankings for the Explorers, who are the only Division I team in the nation - men or women - not to have allowed a goal this season.

Nowak hoping for good injury news on Mondragon, Adu -

CHESTER — Two of the Union’s ailing players are at a medical crossroads, according to manager Peter Nowak, who said Wednesday Faryd Mondragon and Freddy Adu could be healthy enough to go Saturday at Seattle.

[insert witty title here] | That's Not How Freedom of Speech Works, Y'all

I thought this was a great article about sports, politics and freedoms in general. Read up.

The Philly Soccer Page " How’s it going to end? Updated!
Last week we posted the chart below outlining how Philly Soccer Page writer Eli Pearlman-Storch saw the season ending, including his predictions for the results of each remaining fixture.

The Philly Soccer Page " Who do you love?

And the Union, after a season of exceedingly ugly yet supremely exciting soccer, are in the thick of the playoff hunt.

PBPP: Game in hand plays out Saturday in Seattle | Philadelphia Union

Philadelphia head west with six-game unbeaten run, GK uncertainty.