Archive for August, 2011

Union v NE game postponed until September 7
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Union v NE game postponed until September 7

The forecasted extreme weather conditions as Hurricane Irene moves up the Atlantic coast forces the postponement of Sunday’s scheduled match between the Philadelphia Union and New England Revolution until Wednesday, September 7.

The loneliness of the holding midfielder: A profile of Jen Buczkowski
Featured / Independence / Local

The loneliness of the holding midfielder: A profile of Jen Buczkowski

Jen Buczkowski has quietly been the driving force in the Independence’s success this season. But you’d never know it looking at a stat sheet. We look at what makes the holding midfielder so important to Philadelphia as they head into this weekend’s WPS Final.

Where the goals come from: Union compared to the league
Featured / Match stats / MLS / Statistics

Where the goals come from: Union compared to the league

We continue our look at how the Union has scored its goals with a comparison to the rest of the league.

PSP talks to Joanna Lohman
Featured / Independence / Local

PSP talks to Joanna Lohman

PSP talks with Independence midfielder Joanna Lohman ahead of Saturday’s WPS Final against Western New York in Rochester.

Handbags in Harrisburg, laps, more news
Daily news roundups / Featured

Handbags in Harrisburg, laps, more news

The kids come up big with five second half goals and the benches are cleared twice as the Union down Harrisburg City Islander in a “friendly.” Running laps. Who’s the 6′ 1″ Brit who can score headers from corner kicks? Youth players choosing academy clubs over high school teams. Fox to broadcast Chelsea v Man Utd on Super Bowl Sunday. More news.

Where the goals come from
Featured / MLS

Where the goals come from

We may not know where the goals have gone, but we know where they’ve come from. A look at how the Union have scored and how they’ve been scored on.

(Photo: Nicolae Stoian)
Featured / Union

The Indian summer of Veljko Paunovic

Veljko Paunović went two years without playing a professional match. He hadn’t played more than 10 games in a season since 2007. So what on earth is he doing coming into his own for the Union at age 34?

Power rankings drop, H-Burg friendly, Cheeseteaks & more
Daily news roundups / Featured

Power rankings drop, H-Burg friendly, Cheeseteaks & more

The Union drops in the power ranking roundup. Tonight’s friendly in Harrisburg. The Serb says it is time to grow up. Independence previews. MLS wins again in Mexico. Mourinho’s wacky world, more news.

Stat chat: Union at Columbus
Featured / Match stats / Statistics / Union

Stat chat: Union at Columbus

The Union’s road record continues to disappoint, as does their record when conceding first, resulting in the team’s longest winless streak since 2010. A look at the match stats from Saturday’s loss in Columbus plus an attempt to measure the Union’s offensive production.

“Wildcard” returns, Richter vs Anibaba, John gone
Daily news roundups / Featured

“Wildcard” returns, Richter vs Anibaba, John gone

Thorne Holder is back, Le Toux is on Le Tweet, and it’s almost time for Independence Cup Fever Weekend!