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District 12 boys: The season begins (Aug. 30-Sept. 8)
High School Soccer

District 12 boys: The season begins (Aug. 30-Sept. 8)

A roundup of early Philadelphia high school boys’ soccer results. Also, the first Shane Kelly Memorial games will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14.

Opening Panel at Beyond Soccer Summit
Culture

Union hosts “Beyond Soccer” summit on sports for social change

On Sunday, the Union hosted the Beyond Soccer Summit, aimed at using soccer as a force for social change. Casey Pladus has a report.

“Not good enough”: reaction to Union loss in San Jose, US looks ahead to Mexico, more news
Daily news roundups

“Not good enough”: reaction to Union loss in San Jose, US looks ahead to Mexico, more news

Hackworth blasts Union showing in against the Earthquakes. US brings in reinforcements to face Mexico as it looks to rebound from Friday’s qualifier loss to Costa Rica. More news.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 0-1 San Jose Earthquakes
Match reports

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 0-1 San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose were the better team, but Rafael Baca’s red card gave the Union the chance they needed to steal a road point. In the end they were unable to beat Jon Busch, falling 1-0.

In Pictures: Bearfight FC of Wilmington v. Upper Moreland Rebels
Photo essays

In Pictures: Bearfight FC of Wilmington v. Upper Moreland Rebels

Bearfight FC of Wilmington had their first match on Sunday, a 5-1 defeat to Upper Moreland Rebels.

Recap and reaction: Costa Rica 3–1 USMNT
USMNT

Recap and reaction: Costa Rica 3–1 USMNT

The U.S. lost the game, but the points were perhaps less important than the hit to the U.S.’s pride.

The Week in Tweets
Union / Week in Tweets

The Week in Tweets

The boys talk Euro transfer window and Macklemore. Player and reader reactions to the draw with Montreal. It’s all in The Week in Tweets.

Preview: Union at San Jose Earthquakes
Match previews

Preview: Union at San Jose Earthquakes

San Jose is good at home. Can Philly steal a much-needed three points at Buck Shaw Stadium without Amobi Okugo?