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Philly Soccer Show: Amobi Okugo

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Amobi Okugo, with Greg (left) and Eli (right) at the KYW Newsradio studios.

Amobi Okugo, with Greg (left) and Eli (right) at the KYW Newsradio studios.

(Eli Pearlman-Storch, left, and Greg Orlandini. Photo by Tom Rickert) Eli Pearlman-Storch & Greg Orlandini
Eli Pearlman-Storch, left, and Greg Orlandini are hosts of the...
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By Greg Orlandini

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –- He was named MLS “Peformer of the Week,” and voted by online fans onto the EA Sports FIFA 13 Ultimate Team of the Week.

And he is the guest this week on the KYW Philly Soccer Show!

Philadelphia Union defender/midfielder Amobi Okugo joins KYW’s Greg Orlandini and Philly Soccer Page writer Eli Pearlman-Storch.

Okugo scored his first career MLS goal against Colorado on Sunday (photo below), and put in a stalwart performance on defense for the team, helping the Union to their first win of the year (see game story).

(Amobi Okugo, left, heads the ball in for a goal past Marvell Wynne and goalkeeper Matt Pickens of the Colorado Rapids on March 10th. Credit: Justin Edmonds/ Getty Images)

(Amobi Okugo, left, heads the ball in for a goal past Marvell Wynne and goalkeeper Matt Pickens of the Colorado Rapids on March 10th. Credit: Justin Edmonds/ Getty Images)

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In today’s show, Okugo talks about the team’s season so far, about switching to defense from his natural midfield position, and he looks ahead to Saturday’s home game against the New England Revolution.

Then, Greg and Eli preview the the New England match.  The Union earned an ugly win against Colorado, a win that hopefully will carry some momentum into Saturday’s home game.

They also discuss the upcoming World Cup qualifiers involving the USA.  After a gut-wrenching loss in Honduras, the road doesn’t get much easier.  The Yanks have a home game against Costa Rica next Friday in Colorado, and then a trip to the Azteca Stadium to face dreaded rivals Mexico on March 26th.
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Listen to or download the podcast (runs 51:27)…

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