Joey Samuel

  • joined Dec 21, 2010
  • last login Sep 29, 2012
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Philadelphia Union beat writer, Soccer By Ives

Political Science/Spanish Double Major at West Chester University of Pennsylvania

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Carlos Ruiz: "We're Not Afraid" of Gold Cup Favorites Mexico


Here's an excellent feature from Kristel Valencia of MLSsoccer.com on Carlos Ruiz and the Guatemalan national team. They take on Gold Cup favorites Mexico tonight at 8 PM on Univision. Expect "El Pescadito" to be in the starting lineup, wearing the captain's armband.

Match #14 Preview: Philadelphia Union at Vancouver Whitecaps FC


The Zolos head on the road to take on expansion Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Empire Field.

Noone, Harrisburg Come From Behind to Beat Reading 2-1, Advance in US Open Cup


Two Philadelphia Union affiliates face off in first round of US Open Cup, and late drama was in store.

Carlos Ruiz's Goal Sends Guatemala Into Quarterfinals of 2011 Gold Cup


El Pescadito is on target as Guatemala advance in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Union Dominate Run of Play, Settle for 1-1 Draw With Real Salt Lake


A quick recap of the Union's 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake at PPL Park on June 11, 2011.

Ruiz, Nine-Man Guatemala Earn Miraculous 0-0 Draw With Honduras


Recap of Ruiz's opening game in the 2011 Gold Cup.

Home Grown Hopefuls: Talking With Academy Star Jimmy McLaughlin


An interview with Union Academy captain and Reserve team midfielder Jimmy McLaughlin.

Union, Rapids Share Spoils in 1-1 Draw


Recap of Philadelphia's 1-1 draw with Colorado at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Union Waive Forward Chris Agorsor


Former Virginia forward abruptly let go in middle of season without ever making first-team appearance

Union Affiliates Reading, Harrisburg to Meet in First Round of US Open Cup


Two Union affiliates to face off in Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Another area amateur club could await them in the second round.

Harrisburg City Islanders Defeat Pittsburgh Riverhounds 4-2 in PA Derby


While most of us were paying attention to the Reading-Philadelphia friendly Tuesday night, the other two biggest soccer teams in the state of Pennsylvania also faced off in USL PRO play. Harrisburg, a Union affiliate, got the win over their rivals with help from former Union midfielder J.T. Noone.

Union Draws 1-1 With Reading United AC in Friendly


Check out this match report from the Reading team website on the friendly match between the Union and its PDL affiliate. Academy player Jimmy McLaughlin played the second half, while Matt Baker and David Rodriguez of Reading switched jerseys and played the second half for Philadelphia. Here is the Union website's recap as well. Philly's goal was scored by Gabriel Farfan.

Home Grown Hopefuls: Union Reserves Draw With Toronto, USSDA Playoff Races Heat Up


Jimmy McLaughlin once again starts for the Union Reserves, and FC Delco and PA Classics do battle.

Union Offense Sparks to Life in 6-2 Away Rout of Toronto


Recap of Union's 6-2 offensive explosion over Toronto FC at BMO Field

Carlos Ruiz Called Up to Guatemala's Gold Cup Squad


The Union striker will be relied upon to score goals for this country in this year's Gold Cup tournament.

Little Fish Scores Big Goal as Union Beat Chicago Fire 2-1


Recap of the Union's 2-1 win over the Chicago Fire on May 21, 2011

Home Grown Hopefuls: Gonzalez Debuts with Reserves, McLaughlin Continues to Shine


On Monday, the Philadelphia Union Reserve team were handed their first loss of the season at the hands of DC United. They went down 1-0 off a goal from Brandon Barklage. One of the bright spots...

Mwanga's Late Equalizer Preserves Undefeated Home Record in Union's 1-1 Draw with Galaxy


Recap of the Union's dramatic 1-1 draw with the Los Angeles Galaxy

Home Grown Hopefuls: Adames Wins Sueño MLS, Pfeffer Appears for FC Delco


Weekly Union Academy news and notes for May 10, 2011

Union Fall to Portland Timbers 1-0 in Debut of Soccer Night in America


Recap of the Union's second loss of the season

Shorthanded Union Claw Their Way to Another 1-0 Victory Over San Jose


Recap of the Union's win over the Earthquakes at PPL Park

Home Grown Hopefuls: Dallas Cup, Sueño MLS Make for Huge Week in Youth Soccer


Weekly Union Academy news and notes for the week of April 25, 2011

Which USMNT Star Would You Like To See In An Union Jersey?


Check out which USMNT superstar would be a perfect fit on the Philadelphia Union.

Union Concede Late Equalizer to Sounders, Remain Undefeated at Home in 1-1 Draw


Recap of Union's home draw with Seattle Sounders FC

Escobar Update: More Concrete Transfer Numbers, Player Linked to Other Teams


Further info on transfer rumor of Andres Manga Escobar to Philadelphia Union

"Manga" Escobar Signing Would Be Costly, But May Be Worth the Price Tag


Further analysis of rumor linking Colombian talent to Union

Home Grown Hopefuls: McLaughlin Debuts With Union Reserves


Weekly Union Academy News and Notes for week of April 11, 2011

Union Set to Begin Reserve League Play


Philly opens Reserve league season against NYRB

Torres' One Magic Touch Preserves Perfect Home Record, Gives Union 1-0 Win Over Red Bulls


Recap of the Union's 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls

Thursday Night Union Freekicks: Disappointing Losses for Union, U.S. U-20s


Daily Union news and notes for April 7, 2011

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