KYW Philly Soccer Show

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Leo Fernandes

Photo: Brad Youtz

He’s one of the hottest players in Major League Soccer right now, and he plays for the Philadelphia Union.

Second-year Union midfielder Leo Fernades is the guest on this week’s KYW Philly Soccer Show. He joins KYW’s Greg Orlandini and PSP’s Eli Pearlman-Storch in the studio to discuss his recent form.

Fernandes, who was named PSP’s player of the week twice so far, as well as making the Sports Illustrated “Team of the Week” two weeks in a row, talks about the hard work he put in during the off-season to be ready for this year. He also talks about the strong on-field relationship he has shown with teammate Sebastien Le Toux, each assisting on the other’s first goal of the 2014 season.

Greg and Eli also talk about the tough loss the Union suffered last week against Columbus. The Union was the strong team for stretches in that match, but two goals from Bernardo Añor, including a 35-yard blast, proved the difference in the 2-1 defeat.

The Union’s next opponent is the Montreal Impact, who visit PPL Park this Saturday.

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3 Comments

  1. Anyone notice in that photo that Jack is outside the 18 with his palms up asking for the ball from Leo who is on the 6? No doubt he’s a striker.
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    Nice interview Greg and Eli. Always fun to hear about the guys off the field (playing 22, etc). Should have gotten Fred on the mic as well. Keep up the great work with the show.

    • Eli Pearlman-Storch says:

      I had never had a chance to talk to Fred before this week and I have to say that he is one heck of a nice guy. Very calm and humble and clearly very excited to be back in town. A good influence for the younger guys, for sure.

  2. Awesome show! Glad to see a show that looks at the union in depth, very refreshing!

    On the topic of Leo getting a starting spot, I would take Carroll out and place Edu in his spot and put Leo in Edu’s spot. The midfield line up we had against New England seemed to work well. I also think putting Chaco on the bench after one bad game would be a mistake. I feel we definitely need him on the field. I think he can be a game changer.

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