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Crossing Broadcast: Franchise Tag, Injuries, Cataldi/Machado, Stadium Series

Russ Joy - February 21, 2019

Kevin and Russ break down all of the Eagles’ options with using the franchise tag on Nick Foles, LeVeon Bell rumors, Joel Embiid and Furkan Korkmaz’ injuries, Angelo Cataldi’s piece on Manny Machado, thoughts on the Machado deal and what a Bryce Harper deal could/should look like, assessing how attractive Philly is to free agents, and an update on the Flyers/Penguins Stadium Series game.

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Crossing Broadcast: Sixers/Celtics, Nola Extended, Stadium Series, The Market for Foles

Russ Joy - February 14, 2019

Kevin and Russ break down the Sixers loss to the Celtics, the positives from the Nuggets and Lakers games, the Brett Brown debate, Aaron Nola’s extension, prepping for the Stadium Series Flyers v. Penguins, what the Joe Flacco trade means for the Nick Foles market, and plenty more!

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Crossing Broadcast: Sixers Trade, A Secret Meeting, Sports Talk Radio

Russ Joy - February 7, 2019

Kevin and Russ dissect the Sixers’ trade for Tobias Harris, Boban Marjanovic, and Mike Scott. The guys then recap the “secret meeting” between six Eagles reporters and Carson Wentz, the Phillies’ interest in JT Realmuto, Mike Missanelli’s hockey take, and the Union’s rumored target.

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The Union are Being Linked to…. a Really Good Player?

Kevin Kinkead - February 5, 2019

You know me.

I constantly rip the Union for performing like a small market team.

But pulling this off would be a big market move:

Dude is good.

He’s really good, a 29-year-old attacking midfielder and Mexican international currently playing for Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany.

He’s been limited recently due to a back issue and really has not played much. The Union are gonna have to do their due diligence here, and if they get it right they’re bringing in a guy who finished the 2016-17 season with seven goals and four assists. He has 72 goals and 46 assists in 317 career games with Frankfurt, Cruz Azul, and Chivas de Guadalajara, plus nine goals in 42 appearances for Mexico.

Fabian can play wide, but he’s primarily a central attacking midfielder (CAM) and would be used in that position here in Philadelphia.

The Union are in their first preseason under new Sporting Director Ernst Tanner, and they ran out what appeared to be a 4-4-2 diamond against Red Bull last week, just judging by the lineup graphic and the names listed.

If Fabian signs, you would probably see something like this, after the jump:

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Crossing Broadcast: The Definitive Guide to Sources

Russ Joy - January 28, 2019

Kevin, Anthony, and Russ pull back the curtain on how writers and reporters use sourced information. With decades of combined experience on the beat for the Flyers, Sixers, and Union, Kevin and Anthony provide great insight into what makes a good source, how to cultivate relationships, and the push-and-pull of maintaining organizational contacts. The guys also discuss what leads to bad reports and how different news organizations uphold different standards.

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Crossing Broadcast: Five for Five

Russ Joy - January 23, 2019

Kevin and Russ break down the Carson Wentz report, vetting sources, Mike Conley’s fit with the Sixers, Roy Halladay’s Hall of Fame induction, the NFL’s overtime rule, Claude Giroux’s all-star week, and Ernst Tanner’s view on the U-20 World Cup.

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The Union’s Preseason Roster is Kind of Boring

Kevin Kinkead - January 22, 2019

Union training camp opened today at the bubble over on the Penn campus.

They train inside for a week then peace out to Florida, where they can actually get out on the grass and run around on a natural surface. They’ll do exhibition games and whatnot. It’s very similar to Phillies Spring Training.

Here’s the preseason roster, courtesy of the folks down there this afternoon:

Thoughts:

  • Yomi Scintu is the only “mystery trialist” on the list. He’s a young forward from the German FOURTH division. I hope he’s a Bethlehem Steel target, because otherwise there’s no justification for bringing in a fourth division player to compete for an MLS roster spot. I’ll update if Jim Curtin talks about him.
  • Aurelien Collin is an experienced, veteran center back. You’re going to need depth for when Mark McKenzie leaves for the U20 World Cup in the summer, so he doubles as a mentor and 4th CB behind your young core.
  • Carlos Miguel Coronel was in the Red Bull Salzburg system, where Union Sporting Director Ernst Tanner came from. I’m personally not a fan of bringing foreign goalkeepers into MLS, since we usually do a very good job of producing our own domestic talent at this position.
  • Brenden Aaronson has some chops. I’m interested to see how he performs in the midfield this preseason and how his skill set overlaps or doesn’t with fellow homegrown Anthony Fontana.
  • Sergio Santos is really the only name on the list that excites me. The Union paid $500,000 to get him from Audax Italiano in the Chilean first division. He’s 24 years old, a left footed forward who can play up top or as a winger.
  • David Accam needs to have a strong rebound year. Apparently he was off to the side today, still working to recover from the sports hernia that hampered him last year.
  • I would not have brought back Ray Gaddis and Fabinho, but the Union need fullback depth and will also be losing Matt Real to international duty.
  • Olivier Mbaizo should be the opening day starter at right fullback. I did not agree with the Keegan Rosenberry trade.

That’s about it. Tanner alluded to more signings soon, and they usually will come in late January and early February.

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It’s Always Soccer in Philadelphia: “The Keegan Rosenberry Non-Emergency Podcast” w/ Russ Joy

Russ Joy - December 28, 2018

Kevin is joined by Russ of Crossing Broad FC to discuss the Union’s decision to trade Keegan Rosenberry. The guys also react to the signing of Sergio Santos and break down the market for transfers and potential moves.

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