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Friday Afternoon Union Freekicks: CandayGate Again And Red Bulls Attendance Numbers Are Funny

SANDY, UT - MAY 8: Javoer Morales #11 of Real Salt Lake and Kyle Nakazawa #13 of Philadelphia Union get tied up during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Rio Tinto Stadium May 8, 2010 in Sandy, Utah. Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
SANDY, UT - MAY 8: Javoer Morales #11 of Real Salt Lake and Kyle Nakazawa #13 of Philadelphia Union get tied up during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Rio Tinto Stadium May 8, 2010 in Sandy, Utah. Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
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For Union, attention to detail means wins | Philadelphia Daily News | 06/10/2011
Hey, it's not a issue for us, either. While blogs have done a superb job of running with it, the mainstream media have kept it quiet. In fact, only two credentialed reporters waited to shed light on the situation Wednesday, only after the fan-driven blog, the Brotherly Game, first reported it Sunday. Not exactly "blowing it out of proportion."

Podcast: ‘Union Sound’ With Union Midfielder, Justin Mapp
Having been a fan of the Union's Justin Mapp for most of his career, his renewed success since slipping on the Union colors has been extra interesting and exciting to me, and I am beyond pleased to have gotten to spend some time with the soft-spoken midfielder again.

Red Bulls’ Stadium Bonds Sap New Jersey Town as Condominium Visions Vanish - Bloomberg

Average attendance for the 25,000-seat arena ranges between 16,000 and 17,000, according to Jurgen Mainka, a Red Bulls spokesman.

The Philly Soccer Page " Talking with RSL defender Tony Beltran

If you aren’t familiar with how right fullback Tony Beltran plays, think Sheanon Williams. The Real Salt Lake defender took some time to talk to the Philly Soccer Page after Wednesday night’s tough 2–1 road loss to Columbus Crew. You’ll get a chance to see the UCLA product—Kyle Nakazawa played with him there—when the Union hosts RSL on Saturday at PPL Park.

MatchDay: Union vs. RSL | Philly Union Talk

It’s time for a changing of the guard in Major League Soccer. Real Salt Lake’s infamous "fortress" (as if slapping a fake endorsement from the Spanish king on their team name wasn’t pretentious enough) is in shambles after a loss to the Sounders two weeks ago snapped their 29 game unbeaten streak in league play.

Match Preview: Union vs Real Salt Lake " Unholy Union – The fan blog for Phi. Union

Union are 2-0-1 in their last 3 matches, and RSL lost on Wednesday at Columbus.  I would like to say that these trends mean an easy Union win, but that would be short-sighted.  Salt Lake is another team with a great defense, much like Union, as they’ve given up only 6 goals in their 11 league matches.  Union are pourous by comparison, conceding 10 goals in their 12 league matches.  In other words, don’t expect a 6-goal outburst like what we saw in Toronto.

The Philly Soccer Page " Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Real Salt Lake

Philadelphia Union will host a depleted Real Salt Lake squad this Saturday at PPL Park.

 Taking U.S. soccer establishment to task over venue selections - Daily Soccer Fix

About Saturday’s U.S.-Panama clash: Will we see the same American center back combo as Bob Bradley’s boys clash with stubborn little ol’ Panama? Will fast Freddy Adu get into the 18? Will Tim Howard be a regular badass in goal, or a super badass? I don’t have answers to these vexing questions.

Back-to-back road wins give Union confidence | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/10/2011

After starting out the season 1-3 on the road, which included an opening, 1-0 win at Houston, followed by three straight 1-0 losses, the Union faced many questions about their inability to play well away from PPL Park.

Union's Mwanga earning big-goal reputation | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/10/2011

There is always the temptation to say the No. 1 overall selection in the 2010 Major League Soccer SuperDraft has arrived when he goes on one of those explosions. But the truth is there is a long way to go before Mwanga is a finished product.

Union look to extend home streak vs. Real Salt Lake

After spending two fruitful weeks on the road, the Union are making their awaited return to the friendly confines of PPL Park on Saturday, when they face stingy Western Conference side, Real Salt Lake.

Second Friday debuts this week in North Wales -

The theme of the initial festival will center around soccer. The Philadelphia Union’s Mobile Marketing Tour, along with the presence of several local soccer clubs, will be featured.

Scouting Report: Real Salt Lake reeling, but still formidable | Philadelphia Union

A little more than a month ago, Real Salt Lake were poised to make MLS history. Hosting Monterrey in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League f...

Union's Mapp could return against Real Salt Lake | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. – The bad news for the Philadelphia Union is that Justin Mapp was playing his best soccer of the season when he left last Saturday’s...

Union players: International matches "great for the league" | Philadelphia Union

High-profile international matches are quickly becoming an annual tradition for the Union.Last season, the Union were able to bring English Premier Le...

PPL Park Wins Inaugural NCS4 Facility Achievement Award | Philadelphia Union

Chester, Pa. (June 8, 2011) - PPL Park has won the inaugural NCS4 Facility Achievement Award, jointly announced today by Philadelphia Union and the...