KYW Philly Soccer Show

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Maurice Edu

Photo: Paul Rudderow

Three games in eight days and the Philadelphia Union have little to show for it: two points, three goals and no wins.

In the latest installment of the KYW Philly Soccer Show, KYW’s Greg Orlandini and PSP‘s Eli Pearlman-Storch are joined by Union and U.S. National Team midfielder Maurice Edu. With the team still sitting on one win for the season after eight games, Edu talks about how well the Union are playing despite having trouble finishing off opponents. He also discusses the growing relationship he has with his midfield partners Brian Carroll and Vincent Nogueira.

Then, CBS3′s Kevin Kinkead joins Greg and Eli to look deeper into the issues facing the team — mainly, what seemed to be the lack of a game plan against the New York Red Bulls and Houston Dynamo. While the team recorded a shut out against the Dynamo at home, they showed very little offense, registering zero shots on goal.

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  1. I hear the same talking points every week for Union players and coaching. Anyone who starts a sentence with “I think” is trying to convince us while trying to convince themselves. It starts to sound like at title wave of rederick and talking points. This team needs to score and win games.

    Just an aside — I’m not dissing but your levels must be off the charts. You may be to close to the mike especially Eli, your “P’s” are popping all over the place.

  2. On your discussion about having players in the box, I think they need to really work on working the ball up the field and creating opportunities in front of goal. They really need to start implementing that into the game not trying to score every goal by crossing or throwing the ball into the box. It’s really inconsistent especially with the quality of this team.

  3. James Lockerbie says:

    Since the offense has been so anemic, maybe now would be a good time to start the Ben Franklin Goal Celebration. The fans won’t be able to blame the lack of goals due to the new celebration. The players would have the added motivation to be the first PLayer with a Ben Franklin Goal Proclamation.

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