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They gotta come from somewhere
Featured / Local / US

They gotta come from somewhere

The local press thinks local soccer doesn’t “mean much,” barely covering regional, state and national championship appearances by area clubs. We look at four players born within a year of one another who played together or against one another in local high schools and clubs that are now successful professionals. Because those professionals, they gotta come from somewhere.

Great Philly teams: United German Hungarians
Featured / History / Local / Philadelphia Soccer History / US Amateur Cup

Great Philly teams: United German Hungarians

Our series on great Philadelphia soccer teams continues with a look at the history of United German Hungarians. Among the clubs many achievements is winning the National Amateur Cup in 1965 and 1999 and appearing in the US Open Cup final in 1977 and 1993. The club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year by hosting the USASA National Amateur Cup Finals.

KYW podcast: USASA cup in Philly, Union review
KYW Philly Soccer Show / Local / Podcasts

KYW podcast: USASA cup in Philly, Union review

USASA Hall of Famer Werner Fricker, Jr. sits in on this week’s podcast to talk about this weekend’s USASA Amateur Cup finals being held in the Philly area to commemorate the 100th anniversary of United German Hungarians, a two-time U.S. Open Cup finalist and longtime amateur soccer power. Hosts Greg Orlandini and Dan Walsh then examine the Justin Mapp trade and Philadelphia Union’s midseason outlook.

Seeing red over not seeing yellow and green
Culture / Fan Culture / Featured

Seeing red over not seeing yellow and green

Brion Shreffler examines the issue of dubious censorship undertaken by staff members at The Linc for last Wednesday’s Union v Man United match. At issue is the refusal to admit anyone displaying signs of protest against United’s current ownership.

FC Delco falls to Crew Juniors
Featured / Local

FC Delco falls to Crew Juniors

The FC Delco Hammerheads lost the US Youth Soccer Under 19 National Championship final Saturday night in a hard fought contest with Ohio Crew Juniors. The Crew Juniors became the first MLS youth academy team to win the James P. McGuire Cup.

The devil and the Union-Man U divide
Culture / Fan Culture / Union

The devil and the Union-Man U divide

Brion sounds off on the devil, the Union, Manchester United, and the difference between them and their young stars, with a good dose of beer thrown in.

Isles out of Open Cup, Ready for Battery, Union
Harrisburg City Islanders / Local / US Open Cup / USL

Isles out of Open Cup, Ready for Battery, Union

The City Islanders look forward to a league match against Charleston Battery and a friendly with the Union after being knocked out of the US Open Cup.

When tempers flare at PPL Park
Fan Culture / Featured / Union

When tempers flare at PPL Park

It was hot inside PPL Park during the Union’s victory over Toronto on Saturday. Things got hotter in the stands after Toronto equalized in the 81st minute. Matters came to a boil in the exit tunnel of one section after the game.

Friends (l-r) Stanislaw Guzikowski, Gary "Swing" McDonald, Joe Falloon, and John MaCrae pose with an unamed Celtic fan who disappeared into the lost canyons of the night.
Culture / Fan Culture / Featured

Celtic meet and greet Tuesday at Fado

Celtic fans turned out at Fado on Tuesday night to greet players and coaches from the famed Scottish team, which is in town to face Philadelphia Union on Wednesday night.

Streaking Islanders
Featured / Harrisburg City Islanders / Local / US Open Cup / USL

Streaking Islanders

The City Islanders have seen an end to the run of bad luck that marked the beginning of the season and currently sit in fourth place in the league. The sole remaining USL team in the US Open Cup, they recently dispatched New York Red Bulls in extra time and will face DC United on July 21st. On July 27th they host the Union in a friendly. Here’s a look at their recent form with an eye on some players to watch.

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