In this week’s edition, KYW’s Greg Orlandini and Philly Soccer Page writer Adam Cann tackle some of the big soccer topics on the local and national scene.
The Philadelphia Union are fresh off a 3-0 win over the foundering New England Revolution (see related story). With that win, the Union take sole possession of first place in the Eastern Conference, ahead of the New York Red Bulls.
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The Union are set to play two international “friendlies” — against Everton and Real Madrid. Philadelphia will test their mettle against two very tough teams, with Madrid boasting some of the best players in the world.
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After a great run, the US Women lost to Japan in the final of the Women’s World Cup. The team fell during penalty kicks, after tying 2-2 (see photo gallery). In part 3 we break down the final and the future of the women’s team.
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In part four, we have a bit of a free-for-all. Greg and Adam hit a few different topics including the Copa America semifinals and Argentine international player Lionel Messi, and give their predictions for the Union’s friendlies.
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Reported by Greg Orlandini, KYW Newsradio 1060