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Friday Afternoon Union Freekicks: Charity, Bad Blood And Snubbing Snubs

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CHESTER, PA- MARCH 26: Atiba Harris #9 of the Vancouver Whitecaps heads the ball over the top of Sebastien Le Toux #9 of the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park on March 26, 2011 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
CHESTER, PA- MARCH 26: Atiba Harris #9 of the Vancouver Whitecaps heads the ball over the top of Sebastien Le Toux #9 of the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park on March 26, 2011 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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Benefit soccer tournament named after Boy Scout to be held next weekend - pottsmerc.com
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Bad blood expected when Union face Vancouver | CSN Philly
CHESTER, Pa. -- When the Union and Vancouver Whitecaps first met on March 26 at PPL Park, the raucous and physical home opener saw 41 combined fouls, seven yellow cards and a red-card ejection to Whitecaps striker Eric Hassli.

The Philly Soccer Page " Reject the snub: Vote Valdes and Williams!

If you are like me, you are still burning over the exclusion of Carlos Valdes and Sheanon Williams by the group of unnamed "media experts" from the All-Star ballot.

The Philly Soccer Page " Kenzinger ad to air during Union games

The Philadelphia Brewing Company’s new Kenzinger commercial will soon be airing during Union game broadcasts on Comcast.

Three 'gift' games for Union | Philadelphia Daily News | 06/17/2011

CALL IT A gift from the Major League Soccer gods. "It" would be the upcoming string of matches for the Union against clubs that wallow at the bottom of their respective conferences. With victories over all, it's likely the Union can put some distance between itself and a pesky Red Bull New York side that resembles a cold you can't shake.

Union coach should stop criticizing officials | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/17/2011

Union team manager Peter Nowak is truly the face of the franchise, a person who, in just the team's second Major League Soccer season, has molded a unit that could be in line for a deep playoff run.

Ex-Union player Salinas goes out on a limb | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/17/2011
Vancouver midfielder Shea Salinas is looking forward to playing against his former teammates when the Whitecaps host the Union in Saturday's Major League Soccer matchup, and he's not afraid to offer some strong opinions on the outcome.

Scouting Report: Expansion Whitecaps winless since season opener | Philadelphia Union
It all started smoothly enough for the expansion Vancouver Whitecaps. Go back to March 19, the Whitecaps' first-ever match in Major League Soccer. The...

Farfan twins playing musical chairs in Union midfield | Philadelphia Union
CHESTER, Pa. — Philadelphia Union manager Peter Nowak likes to joke that Michael and Gabriel Farfan play rock-paper-scissors to determine which one...