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World Cup - International

Defending the Dutch

Sometimes football is all about results. In the World Cup Final or in league matches, sometimes the only way to get those results is to play ugly.

Daily news roundups

No shame in that at all & more morning news

What is being said about the Union v Man Utd match, the Harrisburg City Islanders lose to DC United in Open Cup quarterfinal and more news bits to impress your friends with.

Union / Union match reports

Philadelphia Union 0-1 Manchester United

Philadelphia Union held Manchester United even for 75 minutes before Gabriel Obertan scored in the 76th minute to give the Red Devils a 1-0 victory Wednesday night.

KYW Philly Soccer Show / Podcasts / Union

KYW-PSP podcast: Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz

Philadelphia Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz sits in for this week’s podcast, addressing the club’s plans for signing a designated player and other new players, team finances, plans for expanding PPL park, and the unusual status of J.T. Noone.

Daily news roundups

Union v Man U pre-match news & more

Here’s a look at this morning’s Union v Manchester United news, including some photos from Tuesday’s training session at PPL Park, and much more. Digital snarkiness included!

England / Los Angeles Galaxy / MLS / World

Free Landon Donovan!

We knew in December that MLS had to let Landon Donovan go abroad, and it’s only clearer now. It’s best for him, MLS and American soccer as a whole. Here’s why.

Philadelphia Soccer History

Philly and the international friendly

Philadelphia has a long history of international friendlies dating back to 1901. Storied teams like Celtic, Manchester United, Liverpool, Inter Milan and Besiktas all visited Philadelphia in the 1900s. After 1974, friendlies became rare. Here’s a look at the teams that came to Philly and the Philly teams that played them ahead of Wednesday’s friendly between the Union and Man U.

Daily news roundups

Ralston retires, no DP for Union

Irish boycott Red Bulls? Le Toux is POTW, Nery Castillo joins Fire, Villareal looking to sell Altidore, and more in the Round Up!

Independence / Indy match reports

Independence loses, US Wins

Absent three players who were with the US team, the Independence lost 2-0 on Saturday to FC Gold Pride, who were missing four players to the US team. On Saturday the US team beat Sweden 3-0 in a warm-up match ahead of the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2011 World Cup.

Fan Culture / Featured / Union

When tempers flare at PPL Park

It was hot inside PPL Park during the Union’s victory over Toronto on Saturday. Things got hotter in the stands after Toronto equalized in the 81st minute. Matters came to a boil in the exit tunnel of one section after the game.