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KYW Philly Soccer Show: Back in the hunt

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Just a couple weeks ago, the Philadelphia Union’s hopes for a postseason were fading fast. After two big wins in a row they’re suddenly right back in the hunt.

This week, the KYW Philly Soccer Show focuses on the Union’s dramatic return to playoff ambitions.

KYW’s Greg Orlandini and PSP’s Eli Pearlman-Storch talk about the team’s change of fortunes after a dramatic win against Toronto last week.

A free kick goal from World Cup-winning midfielder Kleberson in the final moments of the match last Saturday put the team back in fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

Another positive for the Union was Michael Farfan. The midfielder, who has struggled most of the season, turned in a second solid performance in as many games.

The Union are set to take on rival DC United this Saturday (7 pm, TCN). DC United are in the throes of terrible season, posting only three wins on the year.

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


One Comment

  1. Eli, enjoy your trip to RFK. Although the place is falling apart, I have some great memories from there including Eddie Johnson’s hat trick against Panama in 2004, getting to go on the field after the US-Cuba game in 2008, and seeing the US come back from 2-0 down to tie Costa Rica in 2009 which won the Hex for the US and ultimately kept Costa Rica out of the WC (plus one of my favorite Grateful Dead shows was there in 1986).

    Unfortunately, last time we were there for the 2011 Gold Cup quarterfinals, my wife’s seat had a broken bolt and it was literally falling apart.

    One suggestion. If you like crab cakes, stop off at Gunnings Seafood in Hanover, MD on the way down (right off of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway at Route 100).

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