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The Philly Soccer Page " Match report: Union 1-2 Rapids
The throwback combo of Le Toux and Mwanga was working well early. The two strikers found each other with regularity but the Union could not find a final pass.

The Philly Soccer Page " What the Union will miss from Carlos Ruiz

The Philadelphia Union player’s reactions to the announcement that Carlos Ruiz are telling. Brian Carroll and Danny Mwanga agreed the news was “tough.” Sebastien Le Toux said the team was disappointed “with losing Carlos,” adding, “He’s a great player and will be missed,” before agreeing with Carroll and Mwanga that the news was “tough.” Danny Calliff said “it’s really tough” before adding “Anytime there’s a change like this, it’s hard, but it is part of this business. It’s never easy.” Justin Mapp said, “We’ll miss him.”

Polar Opposites | Union Dues

Was anyone else at that game last night? Did anyone else hear/say last night that Ruiz should have been in that game? Just when you think the Union are doing well, they switch things up and put in a performance like last night. Just to make this clear, this won’t be a Ruiz article, I’ll leave the professionals to speculate over him.

The Philly Soccer Page " Preview: Independence vs Beat

The Philadelphia Independence can lock up at least a berth in the WPS Semi Final match with a win on Sunday against the Atlanta Beat. With the news coming out this week that whichever playoff game that Philadelphia hosts would be played at PPL Park, there is added incentive for the Independence. A first placed finish is not out of the question, with Philly still three points clear of Western New York, but WNY still has two games in hand.

Colorado hands Union first home loss of season | CSN Philly
CHESTER, Pa. — Despite a late flurry, the Union’s aurora of home invincibility came to a crashing halt on Friday night.

Union loss is lost in talk of possible Ruiz departure (With Video) –

CHESTER – He stalked through the Union dressing room and out the doorway, denying requests to be interviewed along the way.

Union ponder new national team coach Klinsmann | CSN Philly

CHESTER, Pa. – Philadelphia Union players were talking about how excited they were for the United States Men’s Senior National Team’s upcoming game against Mexico in Philly just before the shocking soccer news broke.

Carlos Ruiz leaving the Philadelphia Union | The Goalkeeper | 07/29/2011

Veteran forward Carlos Ruiz is leaving the Philadelphia Union, manager Peter Nowak announced after Saturday’s 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids at PPL Park.

One question for Jürgen Klinsmann | The Goalkeeper | 07/30/2011

As I'm sure the rest of you have been, I've spent a fair amount of time today thinking about the U.S. Soccer Federation's decision to hire Jürgen Klinsmann as men's national team head coach.

Union have deal in place to transfer Ruiz | CSN Philly

CHESTER, Pa. — The Union’s Fish is jumping to another pond.

Ruiz on way out | Philadelphia Daily News | 07/30/2011

ABIG DAY IN Philadelphia sports grew even bigger. Union manager Peter Nowak announced that Carlos Ruiz would be leaving the club pending "an offer still in works." Nowak wouldn't divulge if the move would happen via trade, loan or cash, but the announcement comes just weeks before the close of

Union fall to Rapids, 2-1; Ruiz to depart | Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/30/2011

Playing without their leading goal-scorer, the Union suffered a 2-1 loss to the Colorado Rapids on Friday night in a Major League Soccer game at PPL Park in Chester.

Recap: Rapids hand Union first home loss of season, 2-1 | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. — The Colorado Rapids accomplished Friday night what no other team has this season: beat the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park.Fueled by g…

Ruiz set to depart Union, says Nowak | Philadelphia Union

Chester, Pa. — Carlos Ruiz walked through the Union locker room in a suit. That was following a match in which he didn’t suit up. Ruiz was…

First half letdown dooms Union home unbeaten streak | Philadelphia Union

Chester, Pa. — Well, they had a good run.A 2-1 loss to the defending champion Colorado Rapids landed the Union their first home loss of the sea…

Union frustrated to "give points away" to Rapids | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. — In the second half of Friday night’s game against the Colorado Rapids, the Philadelphia Union showed why they’ve sat atop the Eas…

Union offense struggles to finish in first home loss of 2011 | Philadelphia Union

CHESTER, Pa. — The chances were there for the Philadelphia Union, but the goals were not until it was too late.Philadelphia outshot Colorado 16… 

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