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September 5, 2010 | The Inquirer Staff
Omar Gonzalez headed in a corner by Landon Donovan in the 90th minute, allowing the Los Angeles Galaxy to grab a 1-1 tie against the shorthanded Chicago Fire on Saturday in Bridgeview, Ill. Chicago was already without leading scorer Marco Pappa, who is on national-team duty with Guatemala, and the Fire were forced to play with only 10 men after Gonzalo Segares was ejected in the 21st minute. But Collins John, who came on in the 83d minute, gave Chicago the lead with a free kick from 20 yards in the 87th, curling it past a diving Donovan Ricketts and just inside the far post.
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July 20, 2010
Union forward Sebastien Le Toux, who had an assist and a goal-winning penalty goal against Toronto FC on Saturday, was voted the MLS player of the week for the second time this season. "I was lucky to get the PK at the end of the game - and what is more important, to get the win for the team," he said. Earlier, Le Toux was named to play in the MLS All-Star Game. What: MLS All Stars vs. Manchester United. When: Wednesday, July 28, 8:30 p.m. Where: Reliant Stadium, Houston.
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July 21, 2013
Saturday, 7:30 at PPL Park. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Records: Timbers, 8-2-9 (33 points); Union 8-6-6, (30 points). Timbers on the road: 2-1-7. Union at home: 5-2-3. Goals for: Portland 30; Union 32. Goals against: Portland 18; Union 30. Last MLS outing: The Timbers beat the visiting Los Angeles Galaxy, 2-1, last Saturday. The Union defeated visiting Chivas USA, 3-1, on July 12. About the Timbers: Midfielder Will Johnson, who earned his second all-star appearance, is back with the team after competing for Canada in the Gold Cup. . .Johnson and forward Ryan Johnson each have a team-high six goals.
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April 1, 2011 | By Kerith Gabriel
IT'S A statement game. The fans know it; the coaches and players have said it. Tomorrow night, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., the Union will try to improve to 3-0 when it meets the star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy. A strong performance will further reinforce the notion that all the offseason moves have made this franchise for real. Union capo Peter Nowak, who on Wednesday was made boss of all bosses when he donned the lengthy title of executive vice president of soccer operations, told the press matter of factly that "this is a big game for us. " It's one that will speak volumes given the Galaxy's firepower.
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July 13, 2012 | Kerith Gabriel
SHOTS ON GOAL Upcoming game: Montreal (6-11-3, 21 points) at Union (5-9-2, 17 points) When: Saturday, 7 p.m. Where: PPL Park, Chester TV: The Comcast Network On the web: Streaming online at MLSSoccer.com For kicks: Montreal is coming off a 2-1 win over Columbus after losing its previous three in MLS play. The Impact haven't made much of one on the road, with a 1-8-1 record?…The team recently announced the signing of Italian defensive legend Alessandro Nesta, but insiders say he will not travel with the club for this match?
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October 7, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He doesn't move that fluidly and won't win many foot races, especially after a recent left Achilles injury, but David Beckham remains as dangerous as ever on set pieces. Beckham not only provided a major buzz in his first-ever visit to the Philadelphia area but set up the lone goal as the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the Union, 1-0, in Thursday's Major League Soccer match at sold-out PPKPPL Park //in Chester//. Playing in only his fifth game since his March 14 Achilles injury, Beckham found Edson Buddle on a corner kick in the 27th minute, and the Galaxy forward delivered with a header from just outside the 6-yard line.
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August 5, 2012 | By Jonathan Tannenwald, FOR THE INQUIRER
MONTREAL - The Union have turned plenty of heads across Major League Soccer with their run of good results since firing Peter Nowak. But that success has come with a caveat. While their only home loss since then was interim team manager John Hackworth's first game in charge, they've also lost two of their three road games in that span. Saturday night's trip to a rowdy Stade Saputo was an opportunity to prove their potential to make a late run for the playoffs. Thanks in part to a Montreal player who grew up on the edge of the Philadelphia region, the Union failed to do so. Lititz, Pa., native Andrew Wenger slammed a header past Zac MacMath in the 44th minute, and Brazilian midfielder Felipe hit a spectacular sideways volley in the 78th minute to deal the Union a 2-0 loss.
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May 11, 2011 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Danny Mwanga was inserted at halftime to spice up the Union's offense Wednesday night, and for the first time this season, he delivered. Mwanga couldn't have picked a more opportune time to score his first goal, turning what looked like a sure defeat into a 1-1 tie with the Los Angeles Galaxy before a record crowd of 19,178 at PPL Park. Mwanga stole a back pass from Sean Franklin, dribbled past sliding keeper Donovan Ricketts, then deposited the goal from close range in the 84th minute.
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July 15, 2012 | By Chad Graff, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Union coach John Hackworth turned around away from the field in frustration after an own-goal in the 90th minute coughed up the one-goal lead that his team worked so hard to get. The players on the bench were talking about the game-winner they were going to score. Hackworth, surprised at how upbeat they were, turned back to the field. He saw the same thing from the 11 players he had in the game. One procession later, Sheanon Williams tossed a long throw-in from the sideline into the box and the ball fell right to the feet of Carlos Valdes.
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October 8, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
He doesn't move that fluidly and won't win many foot races, especially after a recent left Achilles injury, but David Beckham remains as dangerous as ever on set pieces. Beckham not only provided a major buzz in his first visit to the Philadelphia area, he set up the lone goal as the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the Union, 1-0, in Thursday's Major League Soccer match at sold-out PPL Park. Playing in only his fifth game since his March 14 injury, Beckham found Edson Buddle on a corner kick in the 27th minute, and the Galaxy forward delivered with a header from just outside the 6-yard line.
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July 21, 2013
Saturday, 7:30 at PPL Park. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Records: Timbers, 8-2-9 (33 points); Union 8-6-6, (30 points). Timbers on the road: 2-1-7. Union at home: 5-2-3. Goals for: Portland 30; Union 32. Goals against: Portland 18; Union 30. Last MLS outing: The Timbers beat the visiting Los Angeles Galaxy, 2-1, last Saturday. The Union defeated visiting Chivas USA, 3-1, on July 12. About the Timbers: Midfielder Will Johnson, who earned his second all-star appearance, is back with the team after competing for Canada in the Gold Cup. . .Johnson and forward Ryan Johnson each have a team-high six goals.
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August 5, 2012 | By Jonathan Tannenwald, FOR THE INQUIRER
MONTREAL - The Union have turned plenty of heads across Major League Soccer with their run of good results since firing Peter Nowak. But that success has come with a caveat. While their only home loss since then was interim team manager John Hackworth's first game in charge, they've also lost two of their three road games in that span. Saturday night's trip to a rowdy Stade Saputo was an opportunity to prove their potential to make a late run for the playoffs. Thanks in part to a Montreal player who grew up on the edge of the Philadelphia region, the Union failed to do so. Lititz, Pa., native Andrew Wenger slammed a header past Zac MacMath in the 44th minute, and Brazilian midfielder Felipe hit a spectacular sideways volley in the 78th minute to deal the Union a 2-0 loss.
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July 15, 2012 | By Chad Graff, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Union coach John Hackworth turned around away from the field in frustration after an own-goal in the 90th minute coughed up the one-goal lead that his team worked so hard to get. The players on the bench were talking about the game-winner they were going to score. Hackworth, surprised at how upbeat they were, turned back to the field. He saw the same thing from the 11 players he had in the game. One procession later, Sheanon Williams tossed a long throw-in from the sideline into the box and the ball fell right to the feet of Carlos Valdes.
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July 13, 2012 | Kerith Gabriel
SHOTS ON GOAL Upcoming game: Montreal (6-11-3, 21 points) at Union (5-9-2, 17 points) When: Saturday, 7 p.m. Where: PPL Park, Chester TV: The Comcast Network On the web: Streaming online at MLSSoccer.com For kicks: Montreal is coming off a 2-1 win over Columbus after losing its previous three in MLS play. The Impact haven't made much of one on the road, with a 1-8-1 record?…The team recently announced the signing of Italian defensive legend Alessandro Nesta, but insiders say he will not travel with the club for this match?
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June 20, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
German-born Jermaine Jones, who opted to play internationally for his father's native country, scored in the 49th minute and Clint Dempsey added a goal in the 80th in the United States' 2-0 victory over Jamaica yesterday in a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal in Washington. Jones fired a shot from outside the penalty area and Jamaica defender Jermaine Taylor deflected the ball past goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts. It was Jones' first goal in a USA uniform. Taylor later tackled Jones from behind, earning a red card in the 67th minute.
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May 12, 2011 | By KERITH GABRIEL, gabrielk@phillynews.com
BEFORE LAST NIGHT'S matchup against the Los Angeles Galaxy, Union forward Carlos Ruiz told reporters he was "sick and tired" of talk that his team lacked an offensive spark and said his teammates planned to use this as a "statement game" to prove just how much he and the offense have blossomed. That, too, appeared to be all talk . . . until the 84th minute. Danny Mwanga, a second-half substitute, provided the spark the Union desperately sought when he pounced on a miscue by Galaxy defender Sean Franklin and scored past goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts to send a throaty, sellout crowd of 19,178 - a record in the barely year-old PPL Park - into a frenzy.
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May 12, 2011 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Danny Mwanga was inserted at halftime to spice up the Union's offense Wednesday night, and he accomplished that goal by scoring one himself. Mwanga couldn't have picked a more opportune time to hit the scoring column, turning what looked like a sure defeat into a 1-1 tie with the Los Angeles Galaxy before a record crowd of 19,178 at PPL Park. Stealing a back pass from Sean Franklin, Mwanga dribbled past sliding keeper Donovan Ricketts, then deposited the goal from close range in the 84th minute.
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May 11, 2011 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Danny Mwanga was inserted at halftime to spice up the Union's offense Wednesday night, and for the first time this season, he delivered. Mwanga couldn't have picked a more opportune time to score his first goal, turning what looked like a sure defeat into a 1-1 tie with the Los Angeles Galaxy before a record crowd of 19,178 at PPL Park. Mwanga stole a back pass from Sean Franklin, dribbled past sliding keeper Donovan Ricketts, then deposited the goal from close range in the 84th minute.
SPORTS
April 1, 2011 | By Kerith Gabriel
IT'S A statement game. The fans know it; the coaches and players have said it. Tomorrow night, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., the Union will try to improve to 3-0 when it meets the star-studded Los Angeles Galaxy. A strong performance will further reinforce the notion that all the offseason moves have made this franchise for real. Union capo Peter Nowak, who on Wednesday was made boss of all bosses when he donned the lengthy title of executive vice president of soccer operations, told the press matter of factly that "this is a big game for us. " It's one that will speak volumes given the Galaxy's firepower.
SPORTS
October 8, 2010 | By KERITH GABRIEL, gabrielk@phillynews.com
TO THANK last night's record crowd of 18,779, which treated him to boos, jeers and pseudo-witty one-liners, David Beckham did what he does best. A vicious in-swinging corner kick in the 27th minute found the awaiting head of teammate Edson Buddle, who blasted home his league-leading 16th goal of the season to put the Los Angeles Galaxy up, 1-0, last night at PPL Park in Chester. And it was all the visitors would need for a 1-0 MLS victory over the Union. Union keeper Brad Knighton could only watch as Buddle banged the game-winner into a far post devoid of a defender.
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