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Friday Night Union Freekicks: WPS Final, USL PRO Final, Standings

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The Philly Soccer Page " Does Valdes’ suspension have an upside?
But if there is a silver lining to Valdes’ absence, it may be in the psychological effect it has on the team.

The Paunovic Factor | Philly Union Talk

As the Union’s season grinds on, the playoff picture remains blurry.  It makes me nostalgic for the old days when life was much simpler.  Remember when we had a little fish and we "Harveyed" all the time?  The postseason seemed to be a lock, and it was only a matter of time before Seba opened his scoring account on the inevitable path to an MVP season.  Mondragon and Valdez were a new sensation in Philly and we just couldn’t get seem to get enough of…

Nowak: Union need to 'not look at the standings' | The Goalkeeper | 08/26/2011
Fans, media and various other observers spend a lot of time looking at and discussing the standings in a given league. The team being observed, meanwhile, insists on taking things one game at a time - especially when it's August and the regular season still isn't close to being over.

The Philly Soccer Page " PSP talks to Sinead Farrelly

After shaking off a right leg injury, first year Independence midfielder Sinead Farrelly put in her best performance of the season in the WPS Super Semifinal. Having gotten the best of magicJack and US National Team member Megan Rapinoe, the no. 2 pick in the 2011 WPS Draft has her sights set on claiming the league title in her first season. The PSP caught up with Havertown-native Farrelly on the bus ride up to Rochester where the team will have a couple of days to practice before Saturday’s final.

Union's youth has not been served | Philadelphia Daily News | 08/26/2011

IT'S RARE that a coach finds himself frustrated for his team and not because of his team.

The Philly Soccer Page " KYW Philly Soccer Show: Independence in WPS Final

Women’s soccer leads the way this week on the KYW Philly Soccer Show when KYW’s Greg Orlandini is joined by Philly Soccer Page writer Eli Pearlman-Storch and PSP‘s Philadelphia Independence beat writer Mike Servedio.

Defense the key in WPS title game between Independence and Flash | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/26/2011

As the clock ticks down to the opening whistle of the 2011 Women's Professional Soccer title game, Paul Riley and Aaran Lines are doing what head coaches do before a championship clash: They are going over every detail.

Union facing a tough path to MLS playoffs | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/26/2011

The Union still are on course to qualify for the postseason in their second Major League Soccer season, but it's no longer the slam dunk it once appeared to be.

Union Notebook: Missed chances, but no panic in Philly | MLSsoccer.com

CHESTER, Pa. — The Philadelphia Union haven’t won in more than a month, and have slipped to fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Daniel called up by T&T for World Cup qualifying matches | Philadelphia Union

As first reported by the Brotherly Game on Thursday.