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“We deserved the three points,” third place, more news

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Glass half full: No goals allowed after allowing four in 45 minutes on Wednesday.

Glass half empty: No goals scored after scoring three in 45 minutes on Wednesday.

Looking at the glass as a whole: with the draw, the Union are now third place in the East. Saturday’s game against Columbus will be huge.

“Overall, the game, we deserved it. We were better than the other team. From the scoreline, of course you cannot be happy, but I think we deserved the three points,” Peter Nowak said after the game.

Kyle Nakazawa said, “I thought it was in.”

“We didn’t get that little bit of luck that every team needs,” said Danny Califf.

Timbers goalkeeper Troy Perkins’ take on the game? “I think we dealt with the high pressure the first fifteen minutes very well. We limited their chances to being crosses or balls swung in and that’s not their strong point.”

Zac MacMath on the difference between Wednesday’s game and Saturday’s: “It was like night and day for me.”

The Goalkeeper has more quotes from Peter Nowak.

Match reports from PSP, the Union website, the Daily News, Delco Times, the Brotherly Game, Prost Amerika.

Union Dues says the Union were all bark and no bite against Portland.

Footage of the tribute that began on Saturday night at 9:11 on the match clock. Well done, lads, well done.

Looking ahead, Sebastien Le Toux said after Saturday’s game, “We have a playoff-type game coming up with Columbus next week and we are going to be ready for it.”

Pine Grove, PA-native and Timbers defender David Horst was happy to play in front of friends and family.

This article on the potential of the the Adu–Mwanga partnership says of the stable of young players on the Union roster, “it’s probably fair to say no two players have Union fans as excited as Freddy Adu and Danny Mwanga.” Eh, Roger Torres?


Sinead Farrelly, the Havertown-native who just completed her rookie season with the Independence in fine form, is returning to University of Virginia. Farrelly skipped her final semester there to play in WPS and will graduate in December.


Harrisburg City Islanders right back Anthony Calvano will not be returning for a sixth season with the club.

The Penn women’s team edged out Villanova 1–0 at PPL Park on Friday night.

Roundups of Southeastern PA boys’ and girls’ and South Jersey boys’ and girls’ results.


The Union move into third place on 36 points in the Eastern Conference with the Timbers draw, one point ahead of Houston, who lost 3–0 to Kansas City. Kansas City are now tied with Columbus on 40 points after the Crew where thumped at home 4–2 by last place Toronto. DC moved into fifth place with a 3–0 road win off of a Charlie Davies hat trick at Chivas USA. New York is in sixth place on 33 points after scrapping out a 1–1 draw with ten men and a Juan Agudelo goal at home against Vancouver. Chicago lost 2–0 on the road to San Jose and is in seventh place on 27 points, the same total New England has after beating Dallas 2–0 at home.

LA Galaxy have reportedly offered David Beckham a one-year contract extension.

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