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The Philly Soccer Page " Reading keeps pace with Long Island for playoff spot

The past several weeks have seen Reading eliminated by fellow Union-affiliate club Harrisburg City Islanders from US Open Cup as well as lose their first Mid-Atlantic conference game to the Long Island Rough Riders. After dropping two straight matches, Reading regained momentum and rattled off three straights wins to reclaim the top spot in the division. 

Your "Is it dead?!?" Touchlines " Unholy Union – The fan blog for Phi. Union
The US Women’s national team is playing North Korea today. I didn’t realize they let women do things…  Hold on a second *someone whispers into my ear* OH!  Wait, they’re not muslim?  What are they?  *whispers*  Oh, asian… right.  So they let women do things? *whispers again*  Oh, asian communists… and your point?

The Philly Soccer Page " Player ratings and analysis: USA 2-0 North Korea

On paper, you would struggle to find two more different teams than USA an North Korea.The United States roster features thirteen players with World Cup experience. The North Koreans, by contrast, combine for an average age under 21 and only one player who has made a previous trip to the big stage.

ThINQing Out Loud: United States women win, but look shaky at World Cup | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/29/2011

Based on its opening game, did the United States look capable of winning the Women's World Cup? No verdict yet, but the early evidence raises questions. The United States deserved its 2-0 victory Tuesday over North Korea, and the first goal was terrific, based on great work from Carli Lloyd, Abby Wambach, and Lauren Cheney. In the second half, the Americans looked as good as you'd have liked to have seen them play the whole way.

The Philly Soccer Page " Women’s World Cup: Groups B & C round-up

The second day of the Women’s World Cup picked up right where the first left off in front of buzzing German crowds. Japan got an expected win to top the group, and Mexico played England tight to pull off a draw.

Mwanga proving to be a weapon off the bench for Union | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. — Should Danny Mwanga be a full-time starter or a super sub?It’s been one of the recurring questions of the Philadelphia Union season...

Strength of character evident for Union as midseason nears | Philadelphia Union

The halfway point of the regular season is one game away for the Union.With a match looming against D.C. United on Saturday at RFK Stadium, the Union...

MLS Power Rankings: Week 15 | Philadelphia Union

The sun is shining in Seattle, and Sounders are on the move. After three straight wins, it's tough to deny that Sigi Schmid's crew can now officially...

Union defense picked up as attack does heavy lifting vs. Chivas | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. — For once, it was the Philadelphia Union offense that bailed out the club’s defense.Saturday against Chivas USA at PPL Park, the Union...