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This week’s KYW Philly Soccer Show podcast comes on the heels of Wednesday’s 4–4 comeback thriller at PPL Park. The Union, facing a 4–1 deficit at halftime, rallied to earn a 4–4 draw against the New England Revolution. The Philadelphia team was powered by two goals from Sebastian Le Toux, who has three tallies in the last two games.
KYW’s Greg Orlandini and Philly Soccer Page writer Eli Pearlman-Storch are at the helm this week, joined by James Clark, soccer writer for the Press of Atlantic City.
In part one, Greg, Eli and James break down the game. While the Union earned a point in the draw, they are still winless since mid-July. The Union have two upcoming home games (Portland Timbers and Columbus Crew), and can gain ground in the Eastern Conference with wins in both.
In part two, Greg and Eli look at the US Men’s National team. The US is winless so far in three friendly games under new coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Klinsmann has been experimenting with new players and formations since taking over, trying to find the right fit as the team prepares for World Cup qualifications next year.