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You just got Seba, you lucky b@stards
Fan Culture

You just got Seba, you lucky b@stards

One fan has a message for Vancouver: “You just got Sebastien Le Toux, lucky b@stards.”

Who do you love?
Fan Culture / Featured / Local

Who do you love?

With the Phillies making a playoff run, the Eagles bursting at the seams with talent, and the Union in the thick of the postseason hunt, you have to ask yourself: Who do you love?

Photo essay: with the SoBs in DC
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Photo essay: with the SoBs in DC

The PSP presents a photo essay of the Sons of Ben’s trip to DC to support the Union by photographer Garrett Field.

Converting the unwashed masses
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Converting the unwashed masses

A recent PSP poll found more than 25 percent of the responders took five newbies to Philadelphia Union games last year. That was a stunner. Here, we hear from one of those people about the newbies he brought and what grabbed them about the beautiful game at PPL Park.

Down Houston way
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Down Houston way

Sons of Ben member Guido Gaeffke was part of the traveling support at the Union’s win in Houston. Now back in Philly, Guido reports on his trip.

Watch the season opener with the PSP
Fan Culture / Featured / Soccer on TV

Watch the season opener with the PSP

Looking for a place to watch the Union’s season opener? You can watch the game with the PSP at the 700. Angelo’s Soccer Corner will be on hand to give away prizes.

Bark Tees
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Bark Tees

Bark Tees is a local company that specializes in unofficial Philly sports team t-shirts. Founder Ben Lee talks to the PSP about his love of Philly sports, how Bark Tees got started, the help the Sons of Ben have given the company, and more.

Becoming official
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Becoming official

Mike Quarino, Vice President of Ticket Sales and Fan Relations for the Union, talks about what it takes to become an officially recognized supporters group; namely, all of the hard work and less glamorous things that the Sons of Ben do so well like being truly organized. He also says the club is “all for re-classing more sections into a ‘standing section'” if the demand is there.

The other supporters group: The Bridge Crew
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The other supporters group: The Bridge Crew

On the other side of PPL Park from the River End is the Bridge Crew, located in an area filled with families and youth soccer clubs. This means different standards of conduct prevail than you might find in more boisterous areas of the park and informs a mission statement that emphasizes positive, sportsman-like behavior. But that doesn’t mean they love the Union any less.

The other supporters group: The Corner Creeps
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The other supporters group: The Corner Creeps

Our Series on the other supporters groups continues with the Corner Creeps, who are located in section 134 in the River End.