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Friday Night Union Freekicks: Off To Salt Lake, Hoping For Three Points

SANDY, UT-MAY 8: Nat Borchers #6 of Real Salt Lake chases the ball past past Danny Mwanga #10 of Philadelphia Union during the second 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: Nat Borchers #6 of Real Salt Lake chases the ball past past Danny Mwanga #10 of Philadelphia Union during the second 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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The Philly Soccer Page " Preview: Union at Real Salt Lake
A cursory look at Saturday’s matchup between fourth place (in the east) Philadelphia Union and fifth place (in the west) Real Salt Lake would indicate these teams are in similar places. Mid-table, low scoring, strong defense. Don’t be fooled.

Poll: Playoffs? | Philly Union Talk

The razor’s edge.  The precipice.  The thin line.

To the Kings Lair | Union Dues

After getting an unexpected week off, the Union travel to stronghold of Mormonism to face the King of Spain’s team.

Contest – RSL AWAY | Union Dues

In Honor of going to the King of Spains annointed team. We are having a Royal, sorry REAL contest.

Union: Valdes sub looms large under shadow of the winless streak - delcotimes.com

CHESTER — Peering into Peter Nowak’s psyche is like walking through a dark hallway: Finding what you’re looking for isn’t always a guarantee.

No truth to rumor of U.S. Soccer Federation fine for Philadelphia fans' obscenities | The Goalkeeper | 09/02/2011

A guest post from Kerith Gabriel of the Daily News. As a journalist, I chase rumors just like everyone else, but the true skill I am starting to master is sniffing out the ones that smell like fish.

Ban might be beneficial for Union's Valdes | Philadelphia Daily News | 09/02/2011

Getting suspended might be the best thing ever to happen to Carlos Valdes.

Mentally rested, Union prepare for Real Salt Lake | CSN Philly
CHESTER, Pa. – An impromptu week away from game action, thanks to Hurricane Irene flooding the area last weekend, may have appeared like the perfect opportunity for the weary and struggling Union to rest their legs, recharge their energy and prepare for Saturday’s road contest against Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium.

Five questions facing Union as playoffs approach | CSN Philly

CHESTER, Pa. – Peter Nowak does not want to talk about the playoffs. 

Nowak to Union: Don't check standings | Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/02/2011

Union team manager Peter Nowak has some simple advice for his suddenly slumping team. And even though it may be bad for those of us who chronicle the developments on a weekly basis, it can't hurt to try.

PBPP: Stakes are high Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium | Philadelphia Union
To call this one of the bigger games of the season for both the Philadelphia Union and Real Salt Lake would not be overhyping this matchup.C...

Paunović becoming crucial piece of Philadelphia attack | Philadelphia Union
CHESTER, Pa. — Heading into the 2011 season, the Philadelphia Union knew they needed a few more goalscorers to relieve some of the burden placed on...

Forwards confident Union attack on the verge of clicking | Philadelphia Union
CHESTER, Pa. — One of the toughest tasks in MLS is finishing. For a striker, 89 minutes can pass and then that one great chance comes in the fi...

Scouting Report: RSL dealing with depleted roster | Philadelphia Union
It wasn't long ago that Real Salt Lake were on the verge of history. Back in April, RSL were 90 minutes away from becoming the first MLS team to win t...

Q&A: Union midfielder Roger Torres | Philadelphia Union
20-year-old Union midfielder Roger Torres started his soccer career with a youth team of Envigado FC before moving to Alianza Petrolera, where he made...