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Scott Kessler

  • joined Apr 28, 2010
  • last login Apr 19, 2014
  • posts 1707
  • comments 4244

Scott managed the Brotherly Game from the beginning of January 2011 to mid-August of 2013, covering the Philadelphia Union for four seasons, starting in the summer of 2010, during the team's first year of existence.

He has been featured on various podcasts and on other websites such as the Guardian, while also helping to provide background or quotes for stories that have appeared on the Sporting News, ESPN and other major sports news sites.

Currently a senior at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Scott is pursuing a degree in Journalism, with a focus on the sports journalism industry.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Philadelphia Phillies
  • NBA Philadelphia 76ers
  • NFL Philadelphia Eagles
  • NCAAF Rutgers Scarlet Knights
  • NCAAB Rutgers Scarlet Knights
  • NHL Philadelphia Flyers
  • Soccer USMNT
  • MLS Philadelphia Union
  • EPL Manchester United
  • FIFA United States
  • Boxing Joe Fraizer
  • Tennis Pete Sampras
  • Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund
  • Serie A Napoli
  • La Liga Athletico Madrid
  • Winter Olympics USA
  • Summer Olympics USA
User Blog

Current And Former Teammates React To Okugo Goal

Amobi Okugo scored his first ever Major League Soccer goal and his teammates, and former teammates, were buzzing on Twitter about it.

Preview: Discussing Colorado With Burgundy Wave

The Brotherly Game talked to Burgundy Wave ahead of this afternoon's Union at Rapids game in Colorado.

Union, Rapids Game Reportedly Postponed

Snow in Colorado has forced the two teams to move the game to Sunday, March 10.

Official: Philadelphia Union Sign Matt Kassel

The Philadelphia Union announced the signing of trialist Matt Kassel on the team's official website.

Philly Asked Adu To Take 75 Percent Pay Cut?

Steven Goff, of the Washington Post, reported that a source told him the Philadelphia Union wanted Freddy Adu to take a pay cut of over $400,000.

Recap: Union Lose 3-1 To Sporting Kansas City

Sebastien Le Toux's 17th minute goal was a surprise, and the Philadelphia Union rode that quick start to 40 minutes of dominating play. Then it all fell apart against Sporting Kansas City.

Freddy Adu Makes A Statement To Alexi Lalas

Freddy Adu, the former American international, breaks his silence to give a short comment to Alexi Lalas for last night's ESPN broadcast of the Portland Timbers-New York Red Bulls game.

Soccer Doesn't Need Matt Zencey

The Philadelphia Inquirer chose to publish an editorial by a former editor about soccer. It was bad. I respond.

Season Preview: Predictions, Predictions...

Jake Pavorsky and Scott Kessler take turns predicting who is going to score the most goals and other made up designations for the sake of previewing the 2013 Major League Soccer season.

MLS Fantasy: 2013 Brotherly Game League

This year the Brotherly Game is proud to present a league with prizes provided by Major League Soccer. Read on for prizes and rules.

2013 Philadelphia Union Preview: Changes, Again

The Eastern Conference's final playoff spot, no. 5, is where Philadelphia is headed. The Union have plenty of talent, once again, but that didn't stop them from failing to do much of anything memorable last season.

'Stache Bash 2013: Raffle Items List, Info

A word from a member of the 'Stache Bash crew, Bryan Zebleckes.

New Philadelphia Union Third Jersey Leaked

Pictures on Big Soccer confirm report by the Brotherly Game of Bethlehem Steel FC homage and modified BIMBO logo.

Schoenle, Kafes Out, Vidal Still Fighting For Spot

The Union skipper said that Eric Schoenle is no longer with the team, along with Pantelis Kafes, but Jordi Vidal still is with Philadelphia.

Stephen Okai Silently Let Go, On Trial In Seattle

The 2013 Major League Soccer SuperDraft second rounder was cut by the Union this past weekend in Florida. Okai departed the team at the same time as Alex Mendoza and Damani Richards, but unlike the other two he had not yet signed a contract.

DCU Gets Carlos Ruiz In Allocation Draft

The "Little Fish" has flopped his way back into America for a third time. Former Guatemalan international striker Carlos Ruiz returned to Major League Soccer for yet another try. D.C. United acquired Ruiz today through the allocation draft.

Alex Mendoza, Damani Richards Cut By Philadelphia

Alex Mendoza and Damani Richards were let go by the Union in a short press release posted to the club's official website. Neither had much (public) participation in Philadelphia's 2013 preseason.

Video

LIVE VIDEO: Philadelphia Union Vs. Toronto FC

Coming off of a 1-1 tie against Orlando City SC, a 4-0 loss versus the Columbus Crew and a non-Disney Pro Soccer Classic friendly 0-0 with the Montreal Impact, the Philadelphia Union play Toronto FC in their final Disney Pro Soccer Classic game.

LIVE VIDEO: Disney Pro Soccer Classic Game Thread

The Philadelphia Union will play against Eastern Conference opponent the Columbus Crew in the team's second game of the 2013 Disney Pro Soccer Classic.

News On MLS Jerseys, Info On Union Third Jerseys

Major League Soccer teams will now release at least one new jersey a season and the Philadelphia Union had their new third jersey teased on MLS Gear.

Disney Pro Soccer Classic: Union-Orlando Preview

A short piece with information on what you should know about both teams.

Moreno New Color Guy, TV Details Released

Former Philadelphia Union forward Alejandro Moreno has joined the team as its latest color commentator. Television details were also released by the team in its press release on both matters.

Rigby Confirms To BG That He's Not Returning

Bob Rigby, a former American international goalkeeper and Philadelphia soccer legend, told the Brotherly Game that he's no longer a part of the Philadelphia Union organization or their broadcast team.

United States At Honduras Game Thread

No Philadelphia Union players (Jeff Parke), but a lot of talent and players with a need to prove themselves for future USMNT games.

FanPost

The Brotherly Game Is Looking For New Writers

The Brotherly Game is looking for new writers. Details for the applications can be found inside of this fanpost.

Paunovic Talks About The Union, Serbia, His Future

"I didn't leave America, I would say, I just have gone for some period of time," Veljko Paunovic said to the Brotherly Game. "I'll tell you the truth and only the truth. Nobody pressured me or threatened me, as I heard some speculations in media."

Union And Toronto In Talks Over Freddy Adu

A team official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Brotherly Game that the two sides had progressed in their preliminary negotiations on moving Adu out of Philadelphia. The official said that it's possible that a trade could happen soon.

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