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The Philadelphia Union may never score again.
For the FIFTH straight game, an actual Union player failed to score an actual soccer goal during the run of play as the Union dropped a 1-0 decision to rival D.C. United at PPL Park on Saturday.
How bad is the drought?
Take a look at this ridiculous play early in the second half when Andrew Wenger and Conor Casey both get absolutely stoned by D.C. goalie Bill Hamid before Danny Cruz does a Danny Cruz thing and launches himself over a couple of players right in front of the goal line.
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That play, in many ways, epitomizes the Union season: even when they make nice plays (as Fabinho and Andrew Wenger both did there), they just can’t put the ball into the back of the net.
Of course, as it turns out, scoring goals is kind of an important thing in soccer – which is why the Union (1-5-5) are now winless in their last nine games (heading into a midweek road game against the reigning MLS Cup champs) and why some fans started a “Fire Hackworth” chant late in Saturday’s contest.
Many of the Philadelphia players heard the chant and strongly came to manager John Hackworth’s defense after the game. But if they don’t start scoring soon, nothing they say will likely make a difference.
Full highlights are at the top, if you feel like subjecting yourself to that.
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Two legendary Philadelphia basketball coaches will square off for charity.
Temple’s Fran Dunphy and Jefferson’s (Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University) Herb Magee will have their teams face off at the Liacouras Center on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
All ticket sales will be donated to One America Appeal to help those impacted by recent hurricanes that hit Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.
“When the opportunity presented itself to play an exhibition game to raise money for the people suffering from the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, we knew right away that we needed to be a part of it,” Dunphy said in a statement. "I called my good friend, Herb Magee, one of the most respected men in the business, and he felt the same way. This gives our fans a rare opportunity to see our programs compete while also helping out those in need.”
“It is a tremendous opportunity for our team,” Magee said. “Coach Dunphy and I have been friends for a long time. We talked about playing one day and that time is now. We're looking forward to it, especially as we begin our new era as the Jefferson Rams. Being able to provide aid to those impacted by the recent natural disasters makes this game that much more special.”
Temple requested a waiver from the NCAA to play this exhibition for charity.
The Owls tip off their season against Old Dominion in the Charleston Classic on Nov. 16, while the Rams travel to Anaheim, California to open Concordia on Nov. 3.