Last night’s match could prove to be the TURNING point of the 2011 Season. The Philadelphia Union played their hearts out for 90 minutes. The team could have easily quit on itself when it conceded a tying goal in the 68th minute… only 4 minutes after Michael Farfan scored his first goal to put the Union up 1-nil. The team had failed to score a second goal ALL season. The road ahead was tough, but the UNION were tougher.
18,372 people got to see perhaps the GREATEST goal in Philadelphia Union history. I am not sure why we weren’t at full capacity. I assume it had something to do with the RAPTURE yesterday. 128 people will kick themselves for being locked in their basement begging Jesus for forgiveness instead of being at PPL Park. The goal was SO good it managed to make #7 in Sportcenter’s Top 10 plays of the day.
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, DOOP Fish… Carlos Ruiz responded really well to being benched for the match at FC Dallas. He fought hard for every ball that came his way. He got up for EVERY header and always seemed to be in the right place at the right time. Team Fish will surely be calling for the heads of all those who blamed the Union’s offensive woes on “El Pescadito.”
Carlos Ruiz DOOPs in Spectacular Fashion
2 DOOPs 1 SECTION
Philadelphia Union v. Chicago Fire – Highlights
This team is starting to REALLY come together. They REFUSE to LOSE. They may win ugly, but they win and that is what CHAMPIONS do… they win. We are undefeated at PPL Park this season and currently in 1st place in the East. DOOP.
If I had to choose an MVP of the Season So Far… I would choose Section133’s favorite son Sheanon Williams. Sheanon has been the dictionary definition of hustle. He never quits on a ball. He has been the man in the shadows. New signings Faryd Mondragon and Carlos Valdes may be getting the spotlight, but Sheanon is the silent hero. His throw-ins were our main source of offensive production early in the season and I only see good things coming for Sheanon. I expect to see him in the 2011 All-Star game and HOPEFULLY wearing the Red, White, and Blue down the line.
Zach Pfeffer Sighting: During last night’s match at halftime Section133 got an unexpected visit from Our Kid Zach Pfeffer. Zach as you may know is recovery from his appendectomy. He said he is feeling good and looking forward to getting back onto the pitch as soon as possible. Before leaving Zach became the very first UNION player (to my knowledge) to sign a boob. We would like to wish Zach a very speedy recovery and thank him for making Stacy’s night.
A WORD FROM KENNY H
Good Afternoon everyone! I am still smiling from that 2-1 victory over Chicago last night. FINALLY – we were able to put more than one in in the net – It couldn’t have come at a better time for Ruiz! Below are a few notes and observations:
1) Tailgate – We will be announcing a HUGE fundraiser tailgate for Miles for MJ in the next couple of days. As soon as we confirm everything with the FO, details will be released.
2) Yesterday was the first day in a long time that 133 was mellow – It seemed we were missing a lot of the usual suspects up there as well. We came alive big time in the second half – We will continue to work on keeping the intensity for all 90 minutes moving forward – obviously we know that 133 is a different atmosphere when the opposition brings more than 8 fans, I guess that’s what Section 8 actually means.
Overall – It was another great day at PPL – we are back to the top of the table! See everyone in a few weeks!
P.S. Information on Section 133 Scarves will be out TOMORROW.
P.P.S In the meantime you can still buy Section 133 T-Shirts from Barktees.com. $2 from every Section133 shirt goes to benefit Miles 4 MJ.