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Philly Soccer Show: Antoine Hoppenot

(Union forward Antoine Hoppenot, center, is flanked by Philly Soccer Show hosts Greg Orlandini, left, and Eli Pearlman-Storch, right.)

(Union forward Antoine Hoppenot, center, is flanked by Philly Soccer Show hosts Greg Orlandini, left, and Eli Pearlman-Storch, right.)

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By Greg Orlandini

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — One of the Philadelphia Union’s young guns is our guest in studio this week on the KYW Philly Soccer Show.

Greg Orlandini and Philly Soccer Page writer Eli Pearlman-Storch are joined by Union forward Antoine Hoppenot.

In part one, the Paris-born, Pennsylvania and New Jersey-raised rookie from Princeton talks candidly about the team’s recent struggles.

He also discusses both the competition and the camaraderie among the team numerous young players.

Listen to Part 1…

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In part two, the team has an off week to try to right the ship.  Their next game is September 15th, against the downtrodden Toronto FC.  We take a look at coach John Hackworth, who had the “interim” tag dropped from his title, and the team’s roster.  We start looking at who will be here next year and who will not.

The US National team is in action this week, taking on Jamaica in the first game of a home-and-home on Friday in World Cup qualifying action.  We look at the US roster and discuss who will see the field against the Reggae Boyz.

Listen to Part 2…

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