KYW Philly Soccer Show

KYW Philly Soccer Show: NYCFC, once and again

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The monkey is off the back, as the Philadelphia Union picked up their first win of the year last Saturday.

In the latest edition of the KYW Philly Soccer Show, KYW’s Greg Orlandini and PSP’s Eli Pearlman-Storch are joined by Matt De George, Union beat writer for the Delaware County Times.

The Union picked up a last-minute 2-1 win at PPL Park against the expansion side NYCFC in a game that also marked the debut of local product John McCarthy in goal for Philly.

The Union faces the New York team again on Thursday, this time on the road as they head to the Bronx to play at hallowed Yankee Stadium for the first time in franchise history.

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To listen to the pod, click on the player above or visit the Philly Soccer Show iTunes page. Follow the pod on Twitter at @KYWPhillySoccer.


  1. I said it once. I said it twice. May as well say it again, a win this week vaults the club to 2nd place- if only for a day or two.

  2. “Eric Ayuk continues to be this arrogant cocky little showboat who’s showing everybody up.” – Eli Pearlman-Storch.

    Dislike him much?

    • Hezekiah Ezekial Petershwim says:

      Eli: “Wenger did nothing!”
      Matt: “Except…setting up two goals with two key passes.”

      He says stupid, over-the-top crap all the time. I spend half of the podcast interested in what Greg and Kevin have to say and the other half rolling my eyes at Eli’s inane comments. To add to that, everything comes out of his mouth with an air of smug, confident, “I’m the smartest guy in the room” arrogance. Which makes it that much more obnoxious.

      That said, he’s like Caleb Porter. He’s an irritant and I strangely enjoy listening to him. Odd how the human brain works.

      • If you, you know, you know, um, ask me, you know, this podcast needs – TURN UP THE RADIO, RADIO, RADIO, RADIO DOT COM – and that would, you know, make everything, you know, um, better.

    • obviously anyone can feel any way they want about a player being cocky or showboating or whatever but i think its probably a bit of an overstatement to call him arrogant. calling someone arrogant implies a somewhat poor attitude and ayuk definitely does not strike me as someone with a poor attitude

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