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Philly Soccer Show: Union, Revolution, and Euro Soccer

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(Sheanon Williams of the Philadelphia Union, in February.  Credit: Al Messerschmidt/ Getty Images)

(Sheanon Williams of the Philadelphia Union, in February. Credit: Al Messerschmidt/ Getty Images)

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By Greg Orlandini and Eli Pearlman-Storch

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –- It’s back on the road for the Philadelphia Union as they take on the struggling New England Revolution, and defender Sheanon Williams joins hosts KYW’s Greg Orlandini and Philly Soccer Page writer Eli Pearlman-Storch on the KYW Philly Soccer Show to preview the game.

Williams, a Boston native coming off an excellent game on both sides of the ball in DC, talks about returning home to play in Gillette Stadium, a venue he went to when he was younger.

He also talks about his skills on the throw-ins, which has led to some big Union goals.

Then, we look ahead to the New England game and a team the Union has yet to lose against (5-0-3).

The Revs are struggle early with some key injuries.  Despite his good play, would this be a good game to rest Union striker Conor Casey?  He has played back-to-back 90 minute matches, and the fact that the Revs play on turf could factor into the decision.

Finally, we cast our eyes across the Atlantic, where a power shift looks to be underway in European soccer.

German teams Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund dominated their Spanish opponents, Barcelona and Real Madrid, respectively, in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semifinals.

With the second legs next week, it sets up the possibility of an all-German final in the most prestigious club competition in the world.
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Listen to or download the podcast (runs 48:04)…

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