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Philly Soccer Show: Nowak Out As Union Manager

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By Greg Orlandini

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — He is the only head coach the Philadelphia Union have ever had, and now he and the team have parted ways. The departure of Peter Nowak is the topic on this week’s KYW Philly Soccer Show. KYW’s Greg Orlandini and Philly Soccer Page writer El Pearlman-Storch discuss the timing of Nowak’s release and the promotion of his assistant, John Hackworth.

Listen to Part 1…

In part two, Delco Time beat writer Chris Vito joins us. We get into some of the factors that lead to Nowak’s departure, including the team’s awful 2-7-2 record and the fact that Nowak reportedly applied for a coaching job with Hearts of the Scottish Premier League. We also look at the job ahead for Hackworth, who has been Nowak’s assistant since the franchise began.

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In part three we look ahead to the Union’s next opponent, DC United. Coach Hackworth will have his hands full with his first game in charge. United are the top team in the East with a high powered offense lead by the reigning MVP Dwayne De Rosario.

Listen to Part 3…

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