Philly Soccer Show: Amobi Okugo On The Changing Face Of The Union
By Greg Orlandini
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A major week in local soccer news and the KYW Philly Soccer Show is here to make sense of it all. KYW‘s Greg Orlandini and Philly Soccer Page writer Eli Pearlman-Storch guide you through the week’s news.
First off, they sit down with Philadelphia Union midfielder Amobi Akugo. The U-23 international talks about the upheaval of the team after the departure of forward Sebastien Le Toux and captain, goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon. He also talks about his time recently in the Olympic team training camp and his time touring Europe in the off-season with Generation Addidas.
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In part two, Chris Vito, Union beat writer for the Delaware County Times, talks about his exclusive with Le Toux after the forward’s trade to Vancouver Whitecaps. The candid interview made its way around the Internet, with the Frenchman pulling no punches. Vito gives us some insight into the Union’s all-time leading scorer as he leaves town.
In part three, Greg and Eli lament the cancellation of the WPS season. The women’s league was going to attempt a season with just five teams, including the Philadelphia Independence, but legal issues with the owner of magicJack is forcing the cancellations.