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Tuesday Morning Union Freekicks: Pondering Portland, With LAG Tomorrow

PORTLAND, OR - MAY 06:  Jorge Perlaza #15 of the Portland Timbers heads the ball agianst  the Philadelphia Union  on May 6, 2011 at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Oregon.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
PORTLAND, OR - MAY 06: Jorge Perlaza #15 of the Portland Timbers heads the ball agianst the Philadelphia Union on May 6, 2011 at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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The Philly Soccer Page » Damn(ing) statistics
The Union’s defensive prowess this season has been nothing short of astounding, allowing only 3 goals in 7 games. The fact that each of those goals has come off of a header would be of little more than a moderate cause for concern if the offense was proving as capable of putting goals in as the defense is in keeping them out. With only 5 goals in 7 games—and never more than 1 goal in a game so far—the story of the season has been if the Union can score a goal they win or tie (damn header!). 

The Philly Soccer Page " Analysis and player ratings: Timbers 1-0 Union
4-4-2. 4-3-3. 4-2-2-2. Much like a great set of instruments is only as good as the band, soccer tactics are only as good as the players on the field.

The Philly Soccer Page " Philadelphia Independence 2 – 0 Boston Breakers

After being rained out three weeks ago, the Independence finally got their home opener and made it count in a 2-0 victory over the Boston Breakers on Sunday night. In a rematch of last season’s WPS semi-final, the Independence were in the driver’s seat from the opening whistle. Tasha Kai was involved from the start, driving at the Boston back line and was unlucky not to open the scoring on 17 minutes when she was put clean through on goal down the left side. Only a good save from Boston keeper Alyssa Neaher kept the score level.

Canadian Soccer News and Forum - Designated Player Roundup Week 8: The Haiku Edition

Welcome to this week's Designated Player Roundup, taking a look at how the league's 15 DPs fared over the past week of MLS play. For some background on each of these fellows, check out the first edition of DP Roundup.

Sueño MLS: Final Event | MLS

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Nowak to Attend "Match of Stars" Charity Event in Poland | Philadelphia Union

Chester Pa. (May 9, 2011) – Philadelphia Union Team Manager Peter Nowak will travel to Poland this week to play in a renowned charity event, "Matc...

Union's Ruiz not impressed with Galaxy | MLSsoccer.com

Now that he’s a member of the Philadelphia Union, however, the Guatemalan striker isn’t as impressed with the team that gave him his first MLS opportunity, especially when it comes to this year’s version of the club.