Scott Kessler

  • joined Apr 28, 2010
  • last login Aug 26, 2014
  • posts 1707
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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

RUMOR: Freddy Adu To Switch To Blackburn Rovers?

Freddy Adu is rumored to be joining the Blackburn Rovers, but ignore this rumor because it's pretty much bogus. More on Adu's possible transfer later today on the Brotherly Game.

XFINITY Contest: Ultimate Sports Social Media Job


XFINITY is offering anyone who wishes to apply, between January 28 and February 18, the chance to get a paid job for their sports media account covering sports, among other goodies.

USA vs. Canada: TV Schedule, Lineups And More


Jeff Parke didn't make it into the USMNT gameday roster, but it should still be a fun game to watch.

Parke Part Of USMNT Roster For Canada Friendly


The center defender has a chance to become the first ever Philadelphia Union player to play for the USMNT.

Home Grown Hopefuls: Chris Gomez On His Future


The following post is the return of the Brotherly Game's series on academy players who are potential HGPs for the Union. This edition of "Home Grown Hopefuls" focuses on Chris Gomez, a youth...

Answering NBC PST's Questions About The Union

Noah Davis, of Pro Soccer Talk, asked three questions of the Philadelphia Union for 2013. I answer them.

Roker Report Take On Medina's Time In Sunderland

Nicolas Medina is one of the few trialists in the Philadelphia Union's preseason training camp this year and he has a weird history with Sunderland, an English Premier League club.

Mendoza The Latest Union Signee

The former Harrisburg City Islander academy player returned to the United States after spending the last few years in Mexico.

Chivas USA Apparently Are Holding A "Concentration Camp" Right Now Chivas USA declared that they...


Chivas USA Apparently Are Holding A "Concentration Camp" Right Now Chivas USA declared that they are holding a "concentration camp" in a post about their preseason so far. Yes, this actually happened. Then the team edited the article to make it disappear, but you can see my screenshot of it above. You'll also notice that it originally said that this was the first edition of a "concentration camp" this preseason for the team... (h/t to @soccermusings)

Restrepo To Push MacMath, Fight For Roster Spot

The former American youth international will compete against three other goalkeepers for the two roster spots behind starter Zac MacMath.

Union Get Defensive With Supplemental Draft Picks

Eric Schoenle led the group of players taken by the Philadelphia Union in today's draft.

Identities Of Three Preseaon Trialists Revealed


Nicolas Medina, Tunde Ogunbiyi and Charles Renken are three of the trialists in preseason camp this year.

Supplemental Draft Has Some Interesting Prospects

What used to be the third and fourth rounds of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft, now known as the Supplemental Draft, holds some interesting prospects for teams like the Philadelphia Union.

Gabriel Farfan Will Start At Left Back In 2013


"I think as a starting point it should be said that Gabe Farfan is our starting left back," Philadelphia Union head coach John Hackworth said at his Monday press conference. "That's where we start...

Union Academy Player Has Malaga, Sevilla Trials


Chris Gomez, a youth player in the Philadelphia Union academy system, tweeted about his opportunities with two La Liga clubs - Malaga and Sevilla - in the next month.

Report: Union Alumnus Kyle Nakazawa Retires


LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena told Adam Serrano that former Philadelphia Union midfielder Kyle Nakazawa has retired.

Hackworth: "Next Step" Is "To Sell Or Loan" Adu


The Philadelphia Union head coach made it clear in a letter to fans that Adu was not part of the future of the team.

Freddy Adu Saga: Live Thread Of Today's Adu Events


The Brotherly Game will cover everything involving what will happen to Freddy Adu during Monday, January 21, 2013, when head coach John Hackworth is slated to give a press conference on the...

Union Add Richards, Wheeler To Increase Depth

Two former trialists joined the Philadelphia Union for the 2013 preseason after signing deals with the first team.

Torres: Teams Made Offers For Me This Offseason

The creative midfielder admitted, in an interview with Tertulia Liga Postobon, that there was interest from clubs heading into the 2013 preseason, but Roger Torres chose to remain with the...

Red Bulls Bring Toni Stahl Into Preseason Camp


The New York Red Bulls apparently need to fill in for walking red card Rafa Marquez, who left for Mexican team Club Leon after the 2012 Major League Soccer season ended.

Hackworth: Transfer Of Adu "Possibly" Imminent

Freddy Adu's time with the Philadelphia Union may being coming to an end soon, if one is to read into John Hackworth's short answer to the press at this year's MLS SuperDraft.

Union Take Stephen Okai With 31st Overall

The Philadelphia Union made Stephen Okai the newest member of the team with the 31st overall selection in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

Union Take Don Anding With 26th SuperDraft Pick

The Philadelphia Union made Don Anding the newest member of the team with the 26th overall selection in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

Source: Union Were Hoping To Get Deshorn Brown

The Philadelphia Union were trying to move up in the draft in order to select Reading United AC's Deshorn Brown, before he was selected by the Colorado Rapids with the sixth overall pick.

MLS SuperDraft 2013: Live Q&A With Brotherly Game


The Brotherly Game will hold a live question and answer session with its readers during the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.

SBN MLS Mock Draft 2013: Union Take Two Left Backs

The writers at SB Nation Major League Soccer sites held a mock draft prior to today's SuperDraft. For the Philadelphia Union, Scott Kessler selected two left backs in the second round.

Official: Valdes Goes To Santa Fe On Loan

The Philadelphia Union, after weeks of speculation and reports in the Colombian and Uruguayan media about a deal, announced a loan of Valdes to Santa Fe. According to Major League Soccer and Union...

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