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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Home Grown Hopefuls: Up and Down Weekend for Dev Academy Clubs


Weekly Union Academy news and notes, April 6, 2011

Who Should the Union Start Against DC United?


Name your starting XI for the Union's first US Open Cup game of 2011

Philadelphia Union GK Faryd Mondragon Named SBI's MLS Player of the Month


Soccer By Ives has recognized Union goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon as the top player in all of MLS for the month of March. MLS itself didn't agree, naming Nick Rimando as its PotM. Read about Ives' justification here.

Lack of Creativity in Union Attack Necessitates Change of Formation


The Union need change in their lineup to create an offensive spark. Here's an idea for a possible fix.

Uninventive Offense, Bizarre Officiating on Display as Union Suffer First Loss to Galaxy


Recap of Philadelphia Union 1-0 loss to Los Angeles Galaxy

Here's a video from the latest Union U18 training session from YSC Sports. Players that I can pick...


Here's a video from the latest Union U18 training session from YSC Sports. Players that I can pick out in the video include Jimmy McLaughlin (FC Delco), Ryan Dodds (FC Delco), Melvin Snoh (Penn Fusion), Benji Kennel (Penn Fusion), Connor Ryan (FC Delco), and Joe Raymond (Penn Fusion). (Via YSC Sports)

Thursday Afternoon Union Freekicks: Preparations for Galaxy Continue


Your daily Union news and notes for March 31, 2011

Home Grown Hopefuls: Union Affiliates Torn Apart by Red Bulls Academy


Your weekly Union Academy report for the week of March 28, 2011

Tuesday Afternoon Union Freekicks: Double Dose of Stars and Stripes


Your Union/MLS news and notes for March 29, 2011

El Pescadito's Goal Is Enough As The Union Defeat Ten-Man Vancouver 1-0


Recap of Union's second win of the 2011 season

Thursday Afternoon Union Freekicks: Vancouver Game Nears, Rogers on the Move?


Your daily Union news and notes for March 24, 2011

Meet The Players Fan Event Delivers For Some, Disappoints For Others


Report on somewhat disappointing Union team event

Home Grown Hopefuls: FC DELCO U18s Continue Rich Vein of Form


Your weekly Union Academy news and notes

Tuesday Afternoon Union Freekicks: Your Chance to Meet the 2011 Union!


Your daily Union news and notes for March 22, 2011

New-Look Union Open Season in Style With 1-0 Win in Houston


Philly earns valuable road win against Eastern Conference opponent in season opener.

Union Roster Analysis, Part 3: Ruiz, Agorsor Bolster Union's Attack


[This is the final installment of a three-part series analyzing the Union's roster ahead of Saturday night's season opener. On Wednesday we looked at the team's defense, and yesterday we analyzed...

Union Roster Analysis, Part 2: Brian Carroll Brings Calming Presence To Midfield


Part 2 of the Brotherly Game's analysis of the Union roster that heads to Houston this weekend

Amobi Okugo, Zac MacMath Make Final Cut For U-20 World Cup Qualifying


Union duo will compete for U.S. in an attempt to qualify for the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Union Roster Analysis, Part 1: Solid Upgrades At The Back, But Work Left To Be Done


A look at how the Union's defense stacks up as we near the first game of the 2011 season.

Tuesday Afternoon Union Freekicks: First Kick 2011 Is Finally Upon Us


Your Union, MLS news and notes for March 15, 2011

Home Grown Hopefuls: Area Clubs Back In Action


Your weekly report on the Union Academy

Union Confirm Comcast Sportsnet And The Comcast Network As Television Partners


Team confirms the Brotherly Game's original report

MLS Matchday 2011 Mobile App Released On Various Platforms


New app gives MLS fans more ways to keep track of their favorite teams and matches

MLS 2011 Preview: Carlos 'El Pescadito' Ruiz Ready To Make His Return


SB Nation continues its preview of the 2011 MLS season with a look at the Union's newest Guatemalan striker. This one comes by way of Zach "The Ginge" Woosley of Dynamo Theory, SB Nation's Houston Dynamo blog. The Union will open their season against the Dynamo on March 19 at Robertson Stadium.

Tuesday Evening Union Freekicks: Sporting KC Names Its Stadium, Gold Cup Groups Revealed


Your Union and MLS news and notes for March 8, 2011

MLS 2011 Preview: Zach Pfeffer Is Definitely Young, But Don't Let That Fool You


Here's my new piece on the Union's first-ever Home Grown Player, 16-year-old Zach Pfeffer, for the SB Nation Soccer mothership. It's the first in a new series on Home Grown Players that could have breakout seasons this year, as part of SB Nation's overall preview of the 2011 MLS season.

Home Grown Hopefuls: Baby Steps


Your Union Academy news roundup for the week of March 6, 2011

Thursday Evening Union Freekicks: New Acquisitions Settling In


A quick round-up of all of the noteworthy stories on the Union, MLS and soccer in general

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