Scott Kessler


As a seven year old, Scott managed to read an entire baseball encyclopedia. Raised by an Eagles ticket holding father and a Philly mother (and fed nothing but Ed Wade, Ray Rhodes and Terry Francona nonsense), he became a four-for-four fan during the barren Philly landscape for sports of the post ’93 era. Since deciding that writing was his future – his only talent - he has chosen to write about his passion: sports. Three years ago, he became enamored with international football (soccer) and has been loving the sport ever since. Writes the column “Heard the Footsteps” on BleedingGreenNation and can be found on the other Philly area SBnation blogs. Scott is currently a student at Rutgers New Brunswick studying Journalism & Media Studies.


The Philadelphia Union Host The Vancouver Whitecaps In Their 2011 Season Home Opener

Last year the Philadelphia Union opened PPL Park with a 3-1 victory over the visiting Seattle Sounders. This season the Union welcome one of MLS' two new expansion team the Vancouver Whitecaps, to the stadium.

Philadelphia Union At Houston Dynamo - Danny Califf Puts The Union Up 1-0

[EDIT] Former Philadelphia Union captain Danny Califf scored the team's first goal of the 2011 MLS season in the fifth minute of the game against the Houston Dynamo, in Houston, Texas. Califf, who...

MLS First Kick: Philadelphia Union Head To Houston To Face Dynamo

The Philadelphia Union play the Houston Dynamo in the teams' first game of the 2011 MLS season.

'Help Kick Hunger' Through 'Stache Bash' Shirts

The Brotherly Game has partnered with Bark Tees and the Sons of Ben to sell 'Stache Bash' shirts to benefit the 'Help Kick Hunger' charity. Each shirt features Benjamin Franklin sporting a Rollie Fingers like mustache. The Brotherly Game details the story behind the shirt design and the 'Stache Bash':

Ignore The Skeptics, Piotr Nowak Has A Sound Goalkeeping Plan

Were the Philadelphia Union and head coach Piotr Nowak smart or foolish in drafting University of Maryland star goalkeeper Zac MacMath? Scott Kessler takes a look at the Nowak's goalkeeping strategy for the Union now and in the future.

Philadelphia Union Sign First Home Grown Player And He's Only 15

Zach Pfeffer becomes the Philadelphia Union's first ever home grown signing.


Sebastien Le Toux scores his 14th of the season to make the game 3-1.

Crew's Goalkeeper William Hesmer Leaves Game With Injury, Crew Have No Subs Left

With William Hesmer out and no substitutions left, the Crew were forced to put Eddie Gaven in goal and will play (most likely) the rest of the game with only ten men.

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