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Things are starting to look awesome!

A pep rally for the Philadelphia Union’s home opener will be held at City Hall on Friday starting at noon.

MLS Insider reports that the Union’s Toni Stahl, ejected from the season opener against the Sounders, has been sent to the Harrisburg City Islanders. Joining Stahl will be JT Noone. The City Islanders face Temple tonight in an exhibition match. For Stahl the move presumably means he can stay match fit while serving his suspension. For Noone, its another chance to impress the Union staff while playing in his hometown.

The Washington Post looks at Emilio’s prospects in the MLS. The Brazilian had been linked to the Union. Lately, he’s been linked to FC Dallas. The article wonders if Chivas USA or San Jose might also be in the running. Fingers crossed…

After their first meeting in league play on April 24, the Union will play the New York Red Bulls three days later in a preliminary round match of the US Open Cup on Tuesday, April 27. The match will be at Red Bulls Arena and kickoff will be at 8 p.m. We will let you know about ticket details as they become available.

The Union website has some nice photos of the progress of construction at PPL Park. Very nice!

The Union is holding a job fair to fill some 50 permanent jobs and 550-600 game day jobs for PPL Park. (Follow the previous link to see a video describing the jobs.) The job fair will take place from 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, April 17, at Turbine Hall in the Wharf at Rivertown in Chester. Click here if you would like to download an application.

Match Fit USA’s Keith Hickey dispels “the myth of the Philadelphia sports fan.”

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame has announced its 2010 inductees and award winners.

Brian Ching thinks he’ll be back from injury in time for World Cup.

Former USMNT captain Claudio Reyna introduced as USSF youth technical director.

Women’s Professional Soccer is the fifth most tweeted sport, ahead of MLS, NASCAR and the WNBA.

Sir Alex Ferguson blames “typical Germans” after Bayern Munich knocks Manchester United out of the Champions League yesterday. For the first time in seven years, no English club will be in the Champions League semi finals. Horror of horrors.

Liverpool face Benfica today in the second leg of the Europa League quarterfinals, live at 3 p.m. on GolTV. Fulham travel to Wolfsburg for their Europa League second leg bout but will do so without Clint Dempsey who suffered a thigh injury over the weekend.

Match commentator doesn’t know what’s going on in front of him

One Comment

  1. I believe the Temple match is being played at Ambler field so Union fans could see Noone and Stahl play if they could make it there by 4:00. I also believe Hackworth will be there as well.

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