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December 9, 2009 | By Jonathan Tannenwald FOR THE INQUIRER
The 10 players chosen by the Philadelphia Union in last month's expansion draft met the public for the first time last night at a Center City bar. And while Philadelphia's fans might be known for their cynicism, the players actually like it here. "I was really taken back by how pretty the skyline is, and how beautiful downtown is," said midfielder Stefani Miglioranzi, who came to Philadelphia from the Los Angeles Galaxy. Goalkeeper Brad Knighton, who previously played with the New England Revolution, said he expected the Union to quickly become rivals with his old team and the other clubs in the Northeast Corridor.
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October 30, 2008 | By Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The numbers are enough to discourage any NFL team from boarding a flight to Seattle to play the Seahawks, which is what the Eagles will be doing this weekend. Since the 2001 season, the Seahawks have the best home record in the NFC at 43-16, a success rate of 72.9 percent and not far behind the two AFC teams ahead of them - New England (48-12) and Pittsburgh (43-15-1). And since Week 16 of the 2002 season, Seattle is 35-9 (.795) at home, second to New England at 38-8. One obvious reason is the solid teams the Seahawks have had under Mike Holmgren.
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November 12, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Seattle Seahawks safety Ken Hamlin showed up at the team's practice yesterday, still recovering from injuries suffered nearly 4 weeks ago in a fight outside a Seattle nightclub. Wearing a black sweat shirt and black sweat pants, Hamlin arrived at the Seahawks' indoor practice bubble about halfway through the team's 75-minute practice. Coach Mike Holmgren said Hamlin came to team headquarters on Wednesday to see his teammates and Holmgren invited him back. Looking healthy and only slightly thinner, Hamlin shook hands, joked with his fellow defensive backs and received a bear hug from defensive tackle Chuck Darby.
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November 3, 2008 | by Daily News Staff
Each week, Philadelphia Daily News football writer Paul Domowitch will tell you the things he will be keeping his eyes on during that week's game. Here's how those things panned out yesterday: 1. Shutting down the Seattle ground game: The Seahawks came into the game 29th in first-down yardage and the Eagles' top defensive priority was to neutralize their running game on first and second down, then turn up the pass-rushing heat on backup quarterback Seneca...
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March 25, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEATTLE - The Union's introduction to Major League Soccer should be a loud one, in which the noise and cheering won't stop for the home team for 90 minutes. Forward Sebastien Le Toux is among those most aware of the frenzied fan reaction the Union stand to face when they make their MLS debut at 9:30 tonight against the host Seattle Sounders FC. At this time last year, the Union's Le Toux was beginning his first MLS season with Seattle, which itself was an expansion team and got off to an impressive start, both on the field and at the box office.
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December 24, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
New York Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis was fined $10,000 by the NFL for throwing snow at fans following the team's loss at Seattle on Sunday. Several fans threw snowballs at New York players and staff as they walked off the field after the Seahawks' 13-3 victory. As he approached the walkway leading to the locker room, Ellis reached into a pile of snow, picked up a large chunk and tossed it into the stands at Qwest Field, appearing to hit at least a few fans. No one was believed to have been injured.
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November 3, 2008 | By Bob Brookover and Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
We've heard a lot this season about the statistics that say David Akers cannot connect on the long field goals - 45 yards and beyond - anymore. In fairness, it should be noted that the Eagles' kicker also has gone 24 straight games without missing from inside the 40-yard line. Akers nailed four second-half field goals yesterday during the Eagles' 26-7 victory over the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field. He was good from 39, 24, 42 and 39 yards, and there was never a doubt about any of them.
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January 25, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
To coach Bill Cowher, the Pittsburgh Steelers simply look right in white. The Steelers will buck years of tradition and wear their white away uniforms in the Super Bowl against Seattle, even though they are designated by the NFL as the home team and could wear their more imposing black jerseys. The black jerseys and gold pants are the Steelers' traditional look, and numerous sports teams have switched to black uniforms in recent years because they believe it creates a more intimidating presence.
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January 26, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
The Seahawks are about to thank Kevin Bentley. Not for beating up and effectively removing Carolina star receiver Steve Smith from the NFC championship. They've already done that during a joyous postgame celebration last Sunday. No, the Seahawks will soon be glad to discover the reserve linebacker, a former Cleveland Brown, kept handwritten notes on the eight games he played against the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2002-04. They may even convene a study hall around him before the Feb. 5 Super Bowl.
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March 25, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
  SEATTLE - They have a dynamic scorer and passer, an ageless goalkeeper, the career wins leader among MLS coaches, and some pretty big expectations for a second-year soccer franchise. Meet the Seattle Sounders FC, a team that will be the first-ever opponent today for the Union in their inaugural MLS season. The game, at 9:30 p.m., Philadelphia time, at Qwest Field, will be televised on ESPN2. Let's just say that MLS isn't allowing the Union to ease into competition.
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May 2, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Colt Anderson stepped onto Qwest Field in Seattle Dec. 1, he felt one of the most powerful emotions an athlete can enjoy: The sense of playing at the absolute peak of his abilities. Anderson, a college walk-on who once cleaned gas stations before he could earn a scholarship, an undrafted free agent who began his NFL career on the practice squad, was drawing attention as a potential Pro Bowler on special teams. Each week, the undersize safety would sprint through a thicket of kickoff and punt blockers to make important tackles.
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August 20, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Stephen King looked at his Major League Soccer schedule to begin the season, the South Jersey native was excited to discover that the first game would be against the Union. King, a two-time Inquirer South Jersey player of the year from Shawnee High in Burlington County, was beginning his second season with the Seattle Sounders FC. The excitement of the opening game at Qwest Field was later tempered by the fact that King was a healthy scratch. The 24-year-old King couldn't get on the field this year until he was traded on April 30 to D.C. United for a second-round pick in the 2011 MLS SuperDraft.
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March 27, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEATTLE - Union team manager Peter Nowak talks tough, acts tougher, and wants his players to follow in the same manner. So after Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Seattle Sounders FC at Qwest Field in the first MLS game in franchise history, Nowak called out the winners for trying to sell calls to the referees. He also did the same thing after a 2-0 exhibition loss to Dallas FC earlier this month. Nowak is pure old school, feeling that the game should be played with a certain toughness and that players should never try to sell calls to the referees or complain to them.
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March 25, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
  SEATTLE - They have a dynamic scorer and passer, an ageless goalkeeper, the career wins leader among MLS coaches, and some pretty big expectations for a second-year soccer franchise. Meet the Seattle Sounders FC, a team that will be the first-ever opponent today for the Union in their inaugural MLS season. The game, at 9:30 p.m., Philadelphia time, at Qwest Field, will be televised on ESPN2. Let's just say that MLS isn't allowing the Union to ease into competition.
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March 25, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEATTLE - The Union's introduction to Major League Soccer should be a loud one, in which the noise and cheering won't stop for the home team for 90 minutes. Forward Sebastien Le Toux is among those most aware of the frenzied fan reaction the Union stand to face when they make their MLS debut at 9:30 tonight against the host Seattle Sounders FC. At this time last year, the Union's Le Toux was beginning his first MLS season with Seattle, which itself was an expansion team and got off to an impressive start, both on the field and at the box office.
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December 9, 2009 | By Jonathan Tannenwald FOR THE INQUIRER
The 10 players chosen by the Philadelphia Union in last month's expansion draft met the public for the first time last night at a Center City bar. And while Philadelphia's fans might be known for their cynicism, the players actually like it here. "I was really taken back by how pretty the skyline is, and how beautiful downtown is," said midfielder Stefani Miglioranzi, who came to Philadelphia from the Los Angeles Galaxy. Goalkeeper Brad Knighton, who previously played with the New England Revolution, said he expected the Union to quickly become rivals with his old team and the other clubs in the Northeast Corridor.
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December 24, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
New York Jets defensive end Shaun Ellis was fined $10,000 by the NFL for throwing snow at fans following the team's loss at Seattle on Sunday. Several fans threw snowballs at New York players and staff as they walked off the field after the Seahawks' 13-3 victory. As he approached the walkway leading to the locker room, Ellis reached into a pile of snow, picked up a large chunk and tossed it into the stands at Qwest Field, appearing to hit at least a few fans. No one was believed to have been injured.
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November 3, 2008 | By Bob Brookover and Ray Parrillo INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
We've heard a lot this season about the statistics that say David Akers cannot connect on the long field goals - 45 yards and beyond - anymore. In fairness, it should be noted that the Eagles' kicker also has gone 24 straight games without missing from inside the 40-yard line. Akers nailed four second-half field goals yesterday during the Eagles' 26-7 victory over the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field. He was good from 39, 24, 42 and 39 yards, and there was never a doubt about any of them.
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November 3, 2008 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If the Eagles were world-class sprinters rather than professional football players, you wouldn't have to worry about false starts. To the contrary, this is a team that seems more than willing to give the opposition a head start. That's what the Eagles did at the beginning of this season, when they lost three of their first five, burrowing a hole to the bottom of the brutal NFC East. For the second straight week yesterday, the starter's gun was fired and the Eagles accelerated in reverse.
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November 3, 2008 | by Daily News Staff
Each week, Philadelphia Daily News football writer Paul Domowitch will tell you the things he will be keeping his eyes on during that week's game. Here's how those things panned out yesterday: 1. Shutting down the Seattle ground game: The Seahawks came into the game 29th in first-down yardage and the Eagles' top defensive priority was to neutralize their running game on first and second down, then turn up the pass-rushing heat on backup quarterback Seneca...
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