Posts for Union Category

CBFC: European Leagues Wrap-Up, Manchester City’s Potential Ban, Are the Union for Real?

Russ Joy - May 22, 2019

Phil and Russ discuss Manchester City’s historic domestic treble, their potential Champions League ban, and what it all means for international soccer. The guys then reflect on Bayern’s Bundesliga comeback, the race for Champions League positioning in Serie A, Valencia’s triumph, Kylian Mbappe’s comments about a new challenge, Antoine Griezmann’s choice to leave Atletico Madrid, and Gareth Bale’s falling out with Real Madrid. Plus, the Philadelphia Union are first in the Eastern Conference, but are they for real?

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CBFC: Champions League Miracles and Premier League Dominance

Russ Joy - May 13, 2019

Phil and Russ break down the UEFA Champions League Semifinals, including comebacks from Liverpool and Tottenham. The guys then discuss the incredible finish to the EPL season, the ongoing title race in the Bundesliga, Neymar punching a fan, and the resurgent Philadelphia Union.

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Five Thoughts on the Union’s David Accam Trade

Kevin Kinkead - May 8, 2019

The 1st place Philadelphia Union traded their leading goal scorer today.

Wait.. what?

Yeah, they did. David Accam, who had 4 goals in 337 minutes, is now a Columbus Crew player. In return, the Union got an international roster spot and $500,000 in allocation money that will convey in 2020. Accam was acquired prior to last season for more than $1 million in allocation money and suffered through a sports hernia in a disappointing 2018 campaign.

He looked a lot better this season, scoring three of the five goals that won the Union their first two games back in late March. He was then dropped for the Galaxy match and only started one of his last five games.

Five thoughts on the trade, for people who care about the Union. If you don’t, you don’t have to read the article!

1. Tanner transparency

I love how Sporting Director Ernst Tanner sits down on camera to talk about every personnel move. He first explains the transaction for the team website, then he meets with independent media later in the day.

It’s phenomenal, just an excellent commitment to transparency after years of prior regimes never caring to explain anything to anyone, or instead bullshitting their way through bad deals.

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The Phillies and Union Are Both in First Place

Kevin Kinkead - May 2, 2019

When it comes to the quality of our sports teams, the past few summers have been pretty rough in the Delaware Valley.

The Phillies were mostly horrendous for half a decade before they began to turn the corner last season.

And the Union finally straightened things out last year, only to lose again in the U.S. Open Cup final and bomb out in the first round of the playoffs.

But after a pair of wins last night, the Phils beating the Tigers 7-3 and the Union handling Cincinnati 2-0, both teams are at the top of their respective divisions.

The Phillies have a two game lead on the Braves and Mets in the NL East:

And the Union have the best goal differential of the three Eastern Conference MLS teams that are currently sitting on 17 points through ten games, after the jump:

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CBFC: CL Semifinals Are Set, Ajax Defying Odds, EPL/Bundesliga Races

Russ Joy - April 25, 2019

Phil and Russ break down the Tottenham/Manchester City, Juventus/Ajax, Manchester United/Barcelona, and Liverpool/Porto fixtures, discuss Ajax’s improbable run, the CL’s impact on the EPL’s race at the top of the table, United’s decline, the contested race in the Bundesliga, the Philadelphia Union’s great early start, and MLS’ plans to expand to 30 teams.

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Crossing Broadcast: Sixers/Nets, Flyers Coaching Search, Phillies Bullpen, Black Holes, GoT

Russ Joy - April 12, 2019

Kevin and Russ preview the Sixers’ first round matchup with the Brooklyn Nets, the Flyers’ search for a coach and top free agent targets, the Phillies’ disastrous bullpen situation, the return of Game of Thrones, Kevin’s hatred of the black hole photo, and a Wrestlemania recap.

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CBFC: UEFA CL Final 8, Zidane’s Return, Two Races to the Finish

Russ Joy - April 3, 2019

Phil and Russ recap the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, preview the Final 8 matchups, the return of Zidane, predict what will happen this summer at PSG with Neymar and Mbappe, and discuss Juventus’ runaway season and Barcelona’s dominance. The guys also break down the tight races in the EPL and Bundesliga.

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Crossing Broadcast: A Philly Resurgence

Russ Joy - April 3, 2019

Kevin and Russ discuss the Bryce Harper effect, the Phillies’ resurgence, dumb DC fans, awful Players Only broadcasts, Jordan Howard and the Eagles’ backfield, UFC Fight Night in Philly, Wrestlemania predictions, and more.

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