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KYW Philly Soccer Show: Amobi Okugo

Photo: Courtesy of Philadelphia Union

He scored scored his first career MLS goal against Colorado on Sunday and put in a stalwart performance on defense to help the Union to their first win of 2013, was named PSP’s Player of the Week and MLS “Performer of the Week,” was voted by online fans onto the EA Sports FIFA 13 Ultimate Team of the Week, and had his 22nd birthday.

And he is the guest this week on the KYW Philly Soccer Show!

Philadelphia Union defender/midfielder Amobi Okugo joins KYW’s Greg Orlandini and PSP writer Eli Pearlman-Storch to talk about the Union’s season so far, about switching to defense from his natural midfield position, and Saturday’s home game against the New England Revolution.

Greg and Eli then preview the the New England match. The Union earned an ugly win against Colorado, a win that hopefully will carry some momentum into Saturday’s home game.

Also discussed is the USMNT’s  upcoming World Cup qualifiers. After a gut-wrenching loss in Honduras, the road doesn’t get much easier. The Yanks have a home game against Costa Rica next Friday in Colorado, and then a trip to the Azteca Stadium to face dreaded rivals Mexico on March 26th.

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To listen to the pod, click on the link above or visit the Philly Soccer Show iTunes page.



  1. Is anyone else having problems getting these from iTunes? I set up a subscription for it and can’t get any updates beyond the Parke episode.

  2. Thanks, Greg. I can get to the latest episodes through iTunes, but it won’t update on the Podcast app. Very odd.

  3. I hope the rumors about Freddy Adu to Brazil are true for Freddy’s sake. This will hopefully help Freddy grow up as a man and a Futbol professional. I would love to see him make it back to the USMNT. The Union was not a win/win for either side. Add to that Hackworth’s inability to exploit the strengths of a player and Freddy’s inability to adjust to the Union made it a disaster. I am hoping that the Union will be making moves to get a real manager going into next season. Nothing against Hackworth personally, but I honestly feel his is not a pro coach and is limited in vision and approach to the game.

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