Archive for April, 2013


How to fix soccer officiating? Common sense

PSP makes the case for why 5 refs are better than 3 (and goal-line technology). Yes, we’re using common sense again, in a way that no one else seems to be, because unlike Europe, we actually have other successful team sports to draw upon for examples. Also, a few quick hits on the Union.


The gentrification of PPL Park

PPL Park expansion talk is back in the news. Conor O’Grady hopes talk of more suites, club seats, and a restaurant takes means the Union doesn’t forget the populism that was behind the founding of the club.

Daily news roundups

Union news and noteables, McWeather. MLS refs to unionize, more on NYCFC, USOC field set, more news

More reaction to Saturday’s loss. Power rankings. Mac does the weather. SoB pres moving to Texas. MLS refs vote to unionize. More on NYC expansion. US Open Cup field set. More news.

Player of the Week

Player of the Week: Jimmy McLaughlin

The Union may have struggled in New England but Jimmy McLaughlin opened the scoring in Harrisburg’s 100th win in franchise history.

Player ratings

Player Ratings: Union 0-2 Revolution

There was very little about which to smile in the Union’s 2-0 defeat against the Revs. Perhaps John Hackworth will shuffle his deck before Saturday’s showdown with Seattle.


Analysis: Union 0-2 Revolution

The Union’s midfield deficiencies finally caught up to them in their 2-0 loss to New England Revolution.

Daily news roundups

Reaction to Union’s “worst performance of the year,” HCI wins home opener, more news

Hackworth describes Saturday’s performance in loss to NE as the Union’s worst of the year. Jimmy McLaughlin scores in Harrisburg’s home opener win. NYT reports Abu Dhabi royal nearing purchase of 20th MLS team. Garber says “way too much” soccer on TV. More.

Union match reports

Match Report: New England Revolution 2-0 Philadelphia Union

The Union lost to the Revolution for the first time ever with a disappointing 2-0 result in New England.

Match previews

Preview: Union at Revolution

The Revs need three points heading into a tough May, but the Union have been a force on the road and New England’s vaunted back line was torn to shreds by Jacques McHenry last week.

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KYW Philly Soccer Show / Podcasts

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Sheanon Williams

Boston native Sheanon Williams joins the pod to talk about playing the Revolution and that long throw-in. Also, the pod talks Champions League.