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Brotherly Game 36 mins ago

Three questions with The Blue Testament

We spoke with Cody Bradley of The Blue Testament, SB Nation’s Sporting Kansas City blog, about the upcoming match between the Union and SKC. Brotherly Game) The last time our teams met, we watched as Sporting Kansas City took home the 2015 U.S. Open Cup trophy. How does this team differ from the one that we saw then? Cody Bradley, The Blue Testament) The difference is a glorious lack of Krisztian Nemeth. The winger positions in Peter Vermes' 4-3-3 have been a rotating cycle of let downs. Graham Zusi has not put up the numbers of a DP once again, Brad Davis and Justin Mapp have both...
Brotherly Game 14 hours ago

Union Academy goalkeeper C.J. Dos Santos signs with Benfica in Portugal

16-year-old spent the last three seasons with the Union Academy Union Academy goalkeeper C.J. Dos Santos is heading to Portugal to continue his career with Sport Lisboa e Benfica. The Philadelphia native who just turned 16 this week has signed a three-year professional contract with the top flight club and is currently playing for their U19 team, according to his family. Dos Santos spent the last three years with the Union Academy, playing for the U14 team in 2013-14 and 2014-15 and the U16s last year. He also trained with Bethlehem Steel FC and has been called up to various U.S. youth...
Brotherly Game 21 hours ago

College Soccer Week 1 Preview

Season kicks off today with six local games and some 93 total games nationwide The Division 1 men’s college soccer season kicks off tonight with 93 games nationwide and another 55 games on Saturday and Sunday. Locally, the Temple Owls will be playing their first game in their new stadium near campus on Broad and Master streets. They host Manhattan at a 4 p.m. game tonight and then have a quick turnaround before hosting a derby match against Saint Joseph’s at 2 p.m. Sunday. Nationally, there are a number of matches to check in week one, but the biggest will be a Friday night showcase...
Brotherly Game 22 hours ago

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs Sporting Kansas City

With a lot of history between these two teams in just a short period of time, Sporting Kansas City comes to town needing points in a playoff race as much as the Philadelphia Union. Match: Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City Date: Saturday, August 27 Time: 7:00 PM EST Venue: Talen Energy Stadium (Chester, PA) Referees: REF: Juan Guzman, AR1: CJ Morgante, AR2: Jason White, 4TH: Mark Kadlecik Television: The Comcast Network (Philadelphia), KMCI-38 (Kansas City), MLS LIVE Streaming: MLS Direct Kick, MLS Live With 8 games left in the Union's 2016 regular season the home stretch is upon...
Brotherly Game 23 hours ago

Return to NCAA Tournament the aim for experienced Delaware team

Previewing the Delaware Blue Hens men’s soccer season Record in 2015: 10-7-4 overall, 5-2-1 in Colonial Athletic Association Head Coach: Ian Hennessy (11th season) Key Losses: Joe DiPre, Ryan TalbotKey Returners: Forwards Guillermo Delgado and Marco Siverio, midfielders Ben Sampson, Carlos Perales, Jaime Martinez and Robert Gillin, defenders Thibault Philippe, Thomas de Villardi and John Schroeder Key Additions: Forward Faruk Mohammed, midfielder Fede Prieto MLS Academy Players: John Schroeder (Philadelphia Union) Key Matches: Lehigh away (Sept. 2), Villanova home (Sept. 11), Virginia...
Brotherly Game Aug 26, 2016

Brotherly Game Daily Links 8/26/16

If you smelllllllllllll what the links are cooking. Philadelphia Union News Eighty-Six'd: Sporting Kansas City falls 3-0 in Vancouver The Union face Sporting Kansas City on Saturday, let's take a look at their last game which was a CONCACAF Champions League match against Vancouver. Reasons to come out to Union vs. Sporting KC on Saturday It's Dollar Dog Night, what other reason do you need? HIGHLIGHTS: Union vs. Columbus Crew SC | August 24th, 2016 Check out the highlights from the victory over Columbus. All three first round picks in 2016 draft make impact for Philadelphia in road win...
Brotherly Game Aug 25, 2016

Drexel looks to rebound from two down seasons

Previewing the 2016 Drexel men’s soccer season Record in 2015: 3-15-1 overall, 2-6-0 in Colonial Athletic Association Head Coach: Doug Hess (seventh season)Key Losses: Francisco Palma, Nick Bolton Key Returners: Midfielders Erik Alexandersson, Lorenz Walbert, Colin McGlynn and Dakota Peterson, forwards Tristan Thompson, Xavier Bou Hernandez and Aaron Thompson and defender Jameson DetweilerKey Additions: Forward Carlos Cuevas, defenders Eden Ben Hemo and Martin FariasMLS Academy Players: Dakota Peterson (Colorado Rapids), Carlos Cuevas (Orlando City) and Connor Ryan (Philadelphia Union)Key...
Brotherly Game Aug 25, 2016

Andre Blake, Cory Burke make Jamaican National Team

The Union keeper and Steel FC striker will join Jamaica for two must win games Union number one keeper and Raggae Boyz mainstay Andre Blake and Bethlehem Steel FC striker Cory Burke will both serve their country against Panama and Haiti in early September. Jamaica currently sits three points off of Panama for the second spot in the second group in qualifing for the Hex which would mean the potential six point swing against the Central American side on September 2nd has huge implications for Jamaica. The following game against Haiti should be less of a struggle however the result could be...
Brotherly Game Aug 25, 2016

Brotherly Game Daily Links 8/25/16

Huge three points for the Union last night. Read all about it and other news in today's links. Philadelphia Union News Rosenburying The Winner: Columbus Crew 1-2 Philadelphia UnionA quiet first half led to an explosive three goal second half culminating in a game-winning goal from Keegan Rosenberry. Andre Blake, Cory Burke make Jamaican National Team Two members of the Union family were called up to join the Jamaican National Team. Andre Blake will unfortunately miss the Union game against Chicago. MLS News D.C. United survive second half onslaught in 1-1 draw with Montreal ImpactLamar...
Brotherly Game Aug 25, 2016

Rosenburying The Winner: Columbus Crew 1-2 Philadelphia Union

A quiet first half led to an explosive three goal second half culminating in a game-winning goal from Keegan Rosenberry. The Philadelphia Union entered Columbus needing a road win pull themselves back up in the standings and a win is what they got Wednesday night at MAPFRE Stadium as they managed a 2-1 win against the Columbus Crew. The best opportunity of the scoreless first half came from the Crew. Justin Meram's cross overshot its target but it found its way to Ethan Finlay whose diving header was saved well by an adjusting Andre Blake. For the Union, their best first half opportunity...
Brotherly Game Aug 24, 2016

Player rating survey: Philadelphia Union at Columbus Crew August 24th, 2016

The Union survive a nail-biter in Ohio and get three critical points in the playoff race. The Philadelphia Union went up to Ohio and got the job done against Columbus Crew SC. With a slightly altered lineup from the one that lost 3-1 against Toronto FC, the Union were able to get a lead and then re-take the lead shortly after a dubious goal call for the Crew. The team looked sharp even with having just played four days prior and almost 500 miles away, with all players contributing to the win. So how did the Union players individually perform against Columbus? Fill out the sheet by rating...
Brotherly Game Aug 24, 2016

GAME THREAD: Columbus Crew SC vs. Philadelphia Union

The Union can get back on track in the playoff hunt with a win in Columbus, however Crew SC are flying high after their first win in eleven tries. UNION GAME #26 VS Venue: MAPFRE Stadium (Columbus, OH) Date: August 24, 2016 Time: 7:30 PM Television: The Comcast Network (Philadelphia), TWC SportsChannel Ohio, CW Columbus, MLS Direct Kick Online Streaming: MLS Live, MLS Direct Kick TBG Match Preview: Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew Massive Report Match Preview: Massive Predictions: Philadelphia Union at Columbus...
Brotherly Game Aug 24, 2016

First-year head coach ushers in new era for La Salle

Previewing La Salle’s 2016 season Record in 2015: 6-10-2 overall, 2-5-1 Atlantic 10 Head Coach: Rob Irvine (first year) Key Losses: Andrew Connors and Joe Farrell Key Returners: Forwards Mike Liska and Joe Hansen, midfielder/forward Matt Robinson, defenders Tony Daniele and Garrett Keys and goalkeepers Mike Kirk and Cameron KeysKey Additions: Defenders Joe Bianco and Bill McCarthy, midfielder Dom Fullan and forward Zach SenftMLS Academy Players: Garrett Keys and Cameron Keys (Philadelphia Union) and Mike Liska (New York Red Bulls) Key Matches: Loyola away (Aug. 26), Drexel home (Aug. 30),...
Brotherly Game Aug 24, 2016

Three questions with Massive Report

We spoke with Patrick Murphy of Massive Report, SB Nation’s Columbus Crew SC blog, about the upcoming match between Crew SC and the Union. Brotherly Game) It's been a while since the Philadelphia Union and Columbus Crew SC faced off. What has changed in Columbus since the last meeting? Patrick Murphy, Massive Report) Well, for one, Crew SC finally won a game. But we'll touch on that below. Other than that, the team is starting to get healthier. Federico Higuain made his third consecutive start last week and he is such an important part of the offense. Gaston Sauro while still not back is...
Brotherly Game Aug 24, 2016

Villanova looks to exceed expectations with talented recruiting class

Previewing the Villanova men’s soccer season Record in 2015: 9-8-0 overall, 4-5-0 in the Big EastHead Coach: Tom Carlin (ninth year)Key Losses: Midfielders Sean Sheridan and Chris Hill; defenders Colton Bryant and Randy FalkKey Returners: Goalkeeper Will Steiner, forwards Padraic McCullaugh and Max Kroschwitz, midfielders Miguel Polley, Andreas Bartosinski, Lucas Hodges and Zach Zandi and defender Christopher BaredKey Additions: Defenders Sean Teixeira, Nikkye DePoint, Shane Bradley and Conor Bradley, midfielder Andres Camacho and forward Jacob AndersonMLS Academy Players: Zandi, Bradley...
Brotherly Game Aug 24, 2016

Rayshaun McGann makes U.S. U17 cut for Mexico tournament

McGann will make a return trip to Mexico City, where he played in a tournament with the Union U16s earlier this month Philadelphia Union Academy defender Rayshaun McGann was named to United States U17 head coach John Hackworth’s roster for the 2016 Torneo de Naciones, set to set to take place Aug. 22-29, in Mexico City, Mexico. McGann, 16, of Royal Palm Beach, Florida, was one of 20 players named to the team from a recent training camp in Utah. It’s his second tournament of the summer with the U17s after helping guide them to the title match of the 2016 AIFF Youth Cup in India in May....
Brotherly Game Aug 24, 2016

Match 26: Columbus Crew SC vs.Philadelphia Union

Everything you need to know about the Philadelphia Union's match with Columbus Crew SC, from previews to reviews and analysis. Game: Philadelphia Union vs Columbus Crew SC Date: Wednesday, August 24 Time: 7:30 PM EST Venue: MAPFRE Stadium - Columbus, OH Referees: TBD Television: MLS LIVE, The Comcast Network, TWCSC-OH, CW Columbus Streaming: MLS Direct Kick, MLS Live All-time record: The Union are 6-10-1 all time against the Crew, with two of those wins coming this season. They won 3-2 on June 1st at Talen Energy Stadium, and back on March 12th in Columbus, Union were victorious 2-1. That...
Brotherly Game Aug 24, 2016

Poetry Corner Kicks: Union 1 - Toronto FC 3

Poetry Corner Kicks: Losing stinks. The high from the Philadelphia Union’s big win last week was short lived.  With the Union back at home, it was Toronto FC playing the role of road victor.  In the end, Toronto’s firepower just proved too much to handle as the Union fell at home for the third time this year.  The Union had their chances, they just couldn’t put them away while the Red’s attack proved much more efficient.  Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore manhandled the Union’s defense on the day and Philly is left to lick their wounds heading into a week with two games. ...
Brotherly Game Aug 24, 2016

Brotherly Game Daily Links 8/24/16

Another gameday as the Union travel to Columbus in search of three points, read all about it with the links. Philadelphia Union News Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew The Union will look to complete a season sweep of the Columbus Crew when the two sides meet in MAPFRE Stadium on Wednesday night. The Journey, Alejandro Bedoya - U.S. SoccerAlejandro Bedoya’s journey has taken him to clubs in Sweden, Scotland, France and now to his first action in Major League Soccer as a Designated Player for the Philadelphia Union where he intends to prove himself once again for a new...
Brotherly Game Aug 23, 2016

Andre Blake nominated for Save of the Week

It’s that time of week where the Philadelphia Union goalkeeper picks up another nomination for a phenomenal save. Andre Blake is at it again. The Philadelphia Union goalkeeper earned another MLS Save of the Week nomination this week - his third in a row and eleventh this season. This week’s mind-bending save was this effort to turn a Sebastian Giovinco free kick wide. Blake and the Union ultimately succumbed to Toronto FC 3-1, however the goals were more a result of bad defending than miscues by Blake. Blake is currently up against Portland Timbers’ goalkeeper Jake Gleeson for this...