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Brotherly Game Mar 26, 2017
Penn draws Pitt in first ever meeting

Penn draws Pitt in first ever meeting

Colin Brezniak scored for the visitors and Jerel Blades for the Quakers Cross-state rivals Penn and Pitt shared the spoils in the first ever meeting between the two programs in a spring exhibition match on Saturday afternoon at Rhodes Field in West Philly. Former D.C. United and Philadelphia Union Academy forward Colin Brezniak (Hanover, Pa.) got the goal for the Panthers, while New York Red Bulls Academy alum Jerel Blades scored for the Quakers. Brezniak thought he had a second goal early in the second half, but it was waived off by the linesman’s flag. An early enrollee to Pitt who...
Brotherly Game Mar 26, 2017
Union beat Steel in scrimmage, USMNT roster changes: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/26/17

Union beat Steel in scrimmage, USMNT roster changes: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/26/17

Still buzzing after that USA win. Philadelphia Union News Philadelphia Union 3, Bethlehem Steel FC 1The scoreline is secondary to some really solid play between the two pro teams in the Union organization Rosenberry appreciates his youth soccer roots He credits his development, success and technical abilities to the skills he learned when he was younger. MLS News Revolution 5, Minnesota 2: Everyone scores as Revs get first points of the seasonYou get a goal! You get a goal! All 210 MLS players who have appeared for their national teamsCool infograph of all the MLSers who have...
Brotherly Game Mar 25, 2017
Philadelphia Union 3, Bethlehem Steel FC 1

Philadelphia Union 3, Bethlehem Steel FC 1

The scoreline is secondary to some really solid play between the two pro teams in the Union organization It was a perfect day to soccer in Chester, as the Philadelphia Union and Bethlehem Steel FC met for a scrimmage in front of a few dozen fans. While there were referees and score was kept, that was less important than the squads getting a tune up and the coaches getting a chance to evaluate the players. The first forty minutes were interesting, as Steel FC got the lead early thanks to a great Josh Heard run and equally impressive Seku Conneh finish. Then Bethlehem just turned it off in...
Brotherly Game Mar 25, 2017
Lititz native signs with Seattle Sounders 2

Lititz native signs with Seattle Sounders 2

Stanford star Brian Nana-Sinkam signed a USL contract with the club that drafted him in the first round earlier this week Lititz, Pennsylvania native Brian Nana-Sinkam has signed on with the organization that drafted him in the first round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft, inking a USL contract with Seattle Sounders 2 earlier this week. The 22-year-old who spent time in the Philadelphia Union youth setup as a member of youth affiliate PA Classics helped lead Stanford to back-to-back national titles. He had a goal and two assists over 71 career games in college and spent last summer playing for...
Brotherly Game Mar 25, 2017
Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/25/17

Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/25/17

A link for every goal from last night. Philadelphia Union News Josh Yaro running at Union training Last week, Josh Yaro announced he would be able to start running as a part of his rehab process. This week, he made good on that announcement. Mike Sorber To Be Inducted Into The St. Louis Soccer Hall of FamePhiladelphia Union assistant coach Mike Sorber will be inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame on October 19, 2017 at the America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri. MLS News Vieira tipped to replace Wenger in 2018 by Arsenal legend Merson Premier League: Arsene Wenger will spend...
Brotherly Game Mar 24, 2017
University of Maryland duo spent spring break training with the Union

University of Maryland duo spent spring break training with the Union

Gordon Wild and Amar Sejdic trained with the first team this week Two college soccer stars from the University of Maryland spent their spring break training with the Philadelphia Union. Gordon Wild, who turned down an offer from Major League Soccer to return to College Park for his junior year, and former Real Salt Lake Academy midfielder Amar Sejdic both returned to the area for the week after playing a friendly for Maryland against a reserve-heavy Union side on March 12. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. Wild, a Cologne, Germany native scored a late equalizer in that match on a play started...
Brotherly Game Mar 24, 2017
Go pro or go to college? Academy standouts weighing options

Go pro or go to college? Academy standouts weighing options

Several top youth prospects for the Philadelphia Union Academy have a tough choice to make about their future College soccer used to be the goal of all but a handful of the top youth prospects in the country, but with the growth of the academy and the advent of USL teams owned by Major League Soccer clubs, more young players are facing a decision over whether to skip college to go pro as teenagers. “We’re starting to see the transition from young kids playing club and academy soccer to get the opportunity to go to college to now they are being told they play academy to become...
Brotherly Game Mar 24, 2017
United States - Honduras preview, Union film review, and more: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/24/17

United States - Honduras preview, Union film review, and more: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/24/17

Weekend is almost here, and so is the USMNT game. Philadelphia Union News FROM THE FILM ROOM: Breaking down Union vs. Orlando City SC (3/18/2017) Disjointed week disjointed performance. Philadelphia Union: A team searching for an identityThe Philadelphia Union is an organization undergoing a makeover. We've already discussed the off the field side but now it's time to delve into the roster. MLS News Competing in Major League Soccer can take time The mind of a winner creates the heart of a champion. And the heart of a champion is what it takes to lift trophies. Media Microscope: John...
Brotherly Game Mar 23, 2017
Warren Creavalle named to Guyana National Team

Warren Creavalle named to Guyana National Team

The Golden Jaguars are set to take on Martinique in a friendly on Tuesday 26 year-old Philadelphia Union defensive midfielder Warren Creavalle received a surprise call-up to the Guyana National team this week ahead of their friendly game against Martinique on Tuesday 28th March in Linden, Guyana. Creavalle, who made his international debut in October against Suriname, was announced as part of a 30-man Guyana squad on Thursday 23rd March and will be hoping to gain his third cap for the nation. Martinique will represent a massive challenge for Guyana’s ‘’Golden Jaguars’’, as they...
Brotherly Game Mar 23, 2017
2017 Season Preview: Bethlehem Steel FC

2017 Season Preview: Bethlehem Steel FC

After a rocky first year, the second should be much improved for Steel FC Bethlehem Steel FC Founded: 2016 Affiliation: Philadelphia Union 2016 Record (W-D-L): (6-10-14) Good for 11th in the East; did not qualify for playoffs Key additions: Hugh Roberts, Matt Real, Chris Nanco Key departures: Derrick Jones, Bolu Akinyode, Ryan Richter Ideal XI: McGuire-Real,McKenzie,Roberts,Jones-Nanco(LM)-Chambers(CM)-Moar(CAM)-Najem(CM)-Epps(RM) 2016 in review: From a results standpoint, 2016 was about as pedestrian as it gets for Steel FC. Struggles with identity (Steel played 28 or so different starting...
Brotherly Game Mar 23, 2017
Simpson's health, Garber in St. Lou, Arsenal; Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/23/17

Simpson's health, Garber in St. Lou, Arsenal; Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/23/17

Enjoy today's links. Philadelphia Union News Fafa provides a unique element to Union's game Fafa Picault came to the Union with a specific skill set, one that the Union believed would be a key factor for the team in the 2017 season. After hospital trip, Union's Jay Simpson expected to be "fine" for D.C. United clash Good news for the Union's forward. MLS News Wiebe: Early season MLS trade targets who could upgrade your teamIt’s never too early for trade scuttlebutt, especially when there are 47 more days to go until Major League Soccer’s primary transfer window closes on May 8. Julian...
Brotherly Game Mar 22, 2017
Raul ‘Chino’ Gonzalez trialing with Philadelphia Union

Raul ‘Chino’ Gonzalez trialing with Philadelphia Union

Cut by Minnesota United FC, former University of Memphis star is getting a look from the Union A former University of Memphis standout cut by Minnesota United FC after spending much of preseason with the expansion club is getting a look by the Philadelphia Union organization, according to a report from his hometown newspaper. Patrick Ochs of the SunHerald reported Wednesday that Raul “Chino” Gonzalez trained on Tuesday with Bethlehem Steel FC and was expected to train with the first team for the rest of the week. The Ocean Springs, Mississippi native played four seasons at Memphis,...
Brotherly Game Mar 22, 2017
Philadelphia Union Academy welcome another newcomer from Florida

Philadelphia Union Academy welcome another newcomer from Florida

Andres Sanchez made his debut for the U16 team on Saturday Another youth player from Florida has joined the Philadelphia Union Academy. Andres Sanchez made his debut for the Philadelphia Union U16 team on Saturday in a 1-1 draw with Cedar Stars Academy. The 16-year-old checked into the game in the 63rd minute, playing the final 17 minutes of the 80-minute match. He joins the Union’s academy ranks from the Davie United Sharks Soccer Club in southern Florida, where he was the leading goal-scorer in the US Youth Soccer Region III championships and scored two goals in the national...
Brotherly Game Mar 22, 2017
Schweinsteiger to Chicago, Union weekly schedule: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/22/17

Schweinsteiger to Chicago, Union weekly schedule: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/22/17

Whole lot of links today. Philadelphia Union News WEEKLY SCHEDULE: Players rest up and shift focus to DC during international break Philadelphia Union have announced their training schedule for March 21-26. Can they nab Matt Polster after the Schweinsteiger signing?The Chicago Fire reportedly have a new midfielder in big money signing Bastian Schweinsteiger but how does this impact the Philadelphia Union? MLS News Bastian Schweinsteiger Is Coming To Chicago The Bayern Munich and Germany legend is set to become the Fire’s third Designated Player as the club make their playoff intentions...
Brotherly Game Mar 21, 2017
Philadelphia Union Academy flexes its muscles against Cedar Stars

Philadelphia Union Academy flexes its muscles against Cedar Stars

The U13 team scored 11 and the rest of the teams went unbeaten After a weekend off because of snow, the Philadelphia Union Academy teams had a productive day on Saturday, going unbeaten against Cedar Stars Academy. In the U18 game, Darius Lewis scored in the first minute of play and goalkeeper Matthew Freese and the Union back line did the rest to keep Cedar Stars off the score sheet. The start was just the second for the Harvard-bound Freese, who picked up his first clean sheet. Midfielders Brenden Aaronson and Seth Kuhn were both in the U18 starting lineup for the first time. Kuhn went...
Brotherly Game Mar 21, 2017
Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/21/17

Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/21/17

Enjoy today's links. Philadelphia Union News Orlando 2, Union 1: Player grades and analysis for a mostly sloppy road performance It's funny how a matter of inches can be the difference between a good result and a bad result. Philadelphia Union's search for Chief Tattoo Officer down to 13 artists from 150 applicants"These guys love tattoos, they want to get more tattoos...so we thought, 'hey, let’s bring a service in.'" MLS News Cassar Out: RSL fires head coachReal Salt Lake has parted ways with Jeff Cassar after a string of losses and draws. 2017 Team of the Week (Wk 3): Strikers step...
Brotherly Game Mar 20, 2017
Bobby Wood injured, Messi brace and European recap: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/20/17

Bobby Wood injured, Messi brace and European recap: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/20/17

Spring hopes eternal, as do the links. Philadelphia Union News Philadelphia Union: Improvement is needed from the midfieldThe Philadelphia Union season has gotten off to a sputtering start as they sit at 0-1-2 through three games. Post-match quotes: Union vs. Orlando City SC A few thoughts from some of the participants from Saturday's game. Philadelphia Union fans show police not everyone is as bad as NYCFCBreaking stereotypes about Philly fans one non-incident at a time MLS News Sounders vs. Red Bulls recap: Celebrations all overWhat started with the MLS Cup banner reveal ended with a...
Brotherly Game Mar 19, 2017
Philadelphia Union fans show police not everyone is as bad as NYCFC

Philadelphia Union fans show police not everyone is as bad as NYCFC

Breaking stereotypes about Philly fans one non-incident at a time. The last time Orlando City hosted a soccer match, the traveling fans of New York City FC acted well... like you’d expect fans of New York City FC to act - like idiots. One stole a seat from the stadium, others were involved in a brawl that injured an Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy. NYCFC fan tried stealing a seat wtf pic.twitter.com/aEjcyyMdzy— gg (@Giroudaholic) March 6, 2017 Three soccer fans from NY arrested after allegedly attacking a deputy in Florida after a game there over the weekend...
Brotherly Game Mar 19, 2017
Union lose, MLS moves, European results: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/19/17

Union lose, MLS moves, European results: Brotherly Game Daily Links 3/19/17

Tough loss for the Union last night, read all about it in today's links. Philadelphia Union News Orlando City 2, Philadelphia Union 1: Instant recap and player ratings survey The Union dropped their first game of the season on Saturday night. Union's Derrick Jones impressing his coaches, and opposing ones tooUnion coach Jim Curtin is attempting to restrain his enthusiasm about 20-year-old midfielder Derrick Jones, but he's having a hard time. MLS News Atlanta United put four past Chicago Montreal rally for draw vs. NYCFC New York City FC gave up a first-half lead in a 1-1 draw against the...
Brotherly Game Mar 18, 2017
Contracting Larin-gitis: Orlando City 2-1 Philadelphia Union

Contracting Larin-gitis: Orlando City 2-1 Philadelphia Union

Despite being overmatched and outplayed on the road, the Philadelphia Union nearly stole a road point from Orlando City. This is not what the Philadelphia Union had hoped for when they made the trip to Orlando this weekend. Their first win of the season would have been euphoric, and a road draw against an as yet undefeated team would have been satisfying. But neither of those came to fruition as the result they got was their second all-time loss to Orlando City SC, a 2-1 defeat at the brand new Orlando City Stadium. Orlando maintained control for much of the start of the match, although...

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