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Tuesday Morning Union Freekicks: Stats And Redemption?

CHESTER, PA- JUNE 25: Faryd Mondragon #1 of the Philadelphia Union argues with a official during the game against Chivas USA at PPL Park on June 25, 2011 in Chester, Pennsylvania. The Union won 3-2. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
CHESTER, PA- JUNE 25: Faryd Mondragon #1 of the Philadelphia Union argues with a official during the game against Chivas USA at PPL Park on June 25, 2011 in Chester, Pennsylvania. The Union won 3-2. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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The Philly Soccer Page " Stat Chat: Union v Chivas USA
You know the old line, "It was a game of two halves." And so it was on Saturday. In the first half the Union managed five shots, only one of which was on goal.

Roger Torres: The Playmaker | Philly Union Talk
Playmaker. Number 10.   In Spanish they call it Enganche. The enganche is the player underneath the forwards who looks to do most of the team’s creative work.

Johnny Bornstein is Bad, US Loses Gold Cup Final " Broad Street Hooligans

Of course the entire attack went at Bornstein when he came in. Mexico knew he was the weak point and challenged him the whole game. Cherundolo has stopped everything in fornt of him all tournament. Yes losing Cherundolo was bad and definitely hurt the US chances despite the fact that they were up 2-0.

Cherundolo’s injury exposed US soccer team’s flaws - The Boston Globe

There were all sorts of justifications offered for the questionable tactics by the United States soccer team in its 4-0 loss to Spain in a June 4 exhibition at Gillette Stadium. The implications were that what occurred in that match would be irrelevant to the teams Gold Cup campaign. 

The Philly Soccer Page " Three Independence players with USWNT at Women’s World Cup

The US opens Group C play against North Korea on Tuesday (11:45am on ESPN). The Philadelphia Independence has three players representing the squad in Germany (thanks to the departure of midfielder Megan Rapinoe for magicJack), two of whom should be seeing significant time. Here’s a breakdown of how the Independence’s finest should do at the Women’s World Cup.

The Philly Soccer Page " Philadelphia Independence 3-1 Florida

The Independence downed Florida for the second consecutive week at Quick Stadium on the campus of Widener University. Philadelphia dominated the game much like they did last week, but unlike last week, their finishing could be described as sub par as they only found the net three times compared to six last week. Tasha Kai, Kia McNeill and Veronica Boquete were all on target for the Independence while Christen Press found a consolation goal for Florida.

Union Defeat Chivas, Come Away With 3 Huge Points | American Soccer News

As the Union approach midseason, they find themselves ensconced in the doldrums of what folks in baseball commonly call the "dog days of summer".  Since erupting for 6 goals in Toronto on May 28, Philadelphia was winless in its last 4 matches coming into this game, with 3 ties and a loss.  Worse, they have [...]

Bench role not limiting Union's Mwanga | CSN Philly

CHESTER, Pa. -- Danny Mwanga has been doing a curious balancing act between the bench and the field.

ThINQing Out Loud: World Cup: Women's crown jewel | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/27/2011

After the passage of Title IX, the 1999 Women's World Cup remains the most significant women's sporting event ever held in this country. As far as team sports go, what else is even close? Among all events, it's way up the list. I understand why Billie Jea

It's another 'home' win for Mexico in USA | Philadelphia Daily News | 06/27/2011

There were 93,420 in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., for the Gold Cup final Saturday night, the third-largest crowd ever to see the U.S. national team play in this country.

Lloyd an exciting, if inconsistent, U.S. star | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/28/2011

If you're watching the United States Women's World Cup team, really watching, Carli Lloyd may be first on your must-see list starting with Tuesday's opener against North Korea in Dresden, Germany.

Fan memories from year one at PPL Park | Philadelphia Union

To mark the one-year anniversary of PPL Park's opening — June 27, 2010 — we asked fans on Facebook to share their favorite memory from...

PBPP: U.S. fall in Gold Cup final, Union triumph | Philadelphia Union

The 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup was supposed to give the United States the answers to some questions, along with a trophy and a return to the Confederation...

Union veterans Paunović, Ruiz hope to silence critics | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. — Between them, they’ve been playing professional soccer for more than 30 years. But when the Philadelphia Union endured some recent...

Union academy to play Everton U-18's prior to first team match | Philadelphia Union

Chester, Pa. (June 27, 2011) - Philadelphia Union and their youth academy partner YSC Sports today announced that the Union Youth Academy team...