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Wednesday Night Union Freekicks: DC United As Playoffs Loom Large

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 2: Daniel Woolard #21 of D.C. United controls the ball against the Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium on July 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 2: Daniel Woolard #21 of D.C. United controls the ball against the Philadelphia Union at RFK Stadium on July 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)
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The Philly Soccer Page " KYW Philly Soccer Show: Eyeing the playoffs

In the latest edition of the Philly Soccer Show podcast, KYW’s Greg Orlandini and PSP’s Eli Pearlman-Storch are joined by PSP’s Adam Cann. With games coming thick and fast, the focus is on the Philadelphia Union’s hunt for the playoffs. (Click on the links below to listen to each segment.)

DC Preview | Union Dues

DC United comes to PPL Park on Thursday September 27th. Our very first encounter with DC and its most putrid of fans, the "Barra-Brava". Supposedly this translates to "Brave Fan" Read my earlier post of my first encounter with these Brave Fans, that exposes them for the cowards they are.

The Philly Soccer Page " Since last they met

When the Philadelphia Union and DC United last met on July 2, the Union were 7–4–5 with 26 points and in first place in the Eastern Conference. Danny Mwanga had scored his fifth goal of the season the previous weekend in a come-from-behind win against Chivas USA that also included goals from Veljko Paunovic and Carlos Ruiz.

Match Preview: Union vs. DC United " Unholy Union – The fan blog for Phi. Union

Thursday, September 29 @ 8pm from PPL Park in Chester, PA, televised by ESPN2 (with College Football Live preceding the match, it’s not a live sporting event, so we won’t be delayed from seeing the whole match….at least I think so….)

The Philly Soccer Page " The 280-mile season tickets

It’s about a 280-mile round trip from Alexandria, Va., to PPL Park in Chester. On the way, I drive past RFK Stadium, home of D.C. United, and three baseball stadiums — two Major League, one minor (Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Md.). I pass through four states and can see a fifth across the river.

Union set for huge matchup with DC United | CSN Philly

CHESTER, Pa. -- For weeks, through good and bad, the Union have been clawing and fighting to keep their spot amongst the top tier of the Eastern Conference standings. Their work, tenacious, yet not always perfect, was constant with the objective to keep the team within striking distance of the table’s leader.

Scouting Report: De Rosario fueling D.C. United playoff push | Philadelphia Union
It's a jumbled mess atop the Eastern Conference, but there's certainly no lack of excitement.

Young Torres seeing role increase for Philadelphia | Philadelphia Union

Throughout his short tenure in Major League Soccer, midfielder Roger Torres has been mainly used in a reserve role for the Philadelphia Union.

Anticipation high as Union prep for primetime matchup with United | Philadelphia Union

A primetime matchup with major playoff implications under the lights at PPL Park against rival D.C. United.

Farfan named to MLSsoccer.com Team of the Week | Philadelphia Union

DF: Michael Farfan (Philadelphia Union) – His exceptional talent and feel for the game allows him to be versatile enough to get thrown in at right back after only a few minutes in KC. Made the heady play along the end line and the pass for the equalizer.