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Remember CBA talks ’10? Union’s 2011 preseason much smoother so far

Posted on 31 January 2011 by Breton Bonnette

Photo Credit: Terry McLaughlin, ASN Philly '10

The Union have announced four preseason games during their first leg of the preseason, a two-week stay in sunny Orlando, Florida.  See below for details or head to PhiladelphiaUnion.com.

Impressively, the Union and Bimbo Bakeries have also announced a discounted rate to the team’s hotel the Westin Lake Mary outside of Orlando. Not too bad for those looking for a decent vacation and a quick fix of Union preseason goodness.

Take a look back, one year ago. The Union were gearing up to head down to North Carolina for the first leg of their preseason with almost everyone – fans, coaches, players, and owners included – worried that a Collective Bargaining Agreement would not get done in time for the season to start. The Union now have a sponsor quite possibly footing the bill for a yearly trip (until 2014) to train in Orlando, a little experience, and no labor talks to fret over.

Any Union fans heading to Orlando to catch a glimpse of Seba, Califf, and company in action? We’d love to hear about it! Your plans, game recaps, pictures, etc. 

Philadelphia Union’s Preseason Game Calendar in Orlando:

Opponent                                     Venue                               Date/KO Time

U-17 US Men National Team           Lake Sylvan Park               Feb. 6 / 11:00 a.m.
University of South Florida                Lake Sylvan Park               Feb. 10 / 3:30 p.m.
University of Central Florida              UCF                                 Feb. 13 / 10:00 a.m.
Orlando City S.C.                            Florida Citrus Bowl             Feb. 19 / 7:00 p.m.

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POLL: Do you like the new jersey/jersey sponsor?

Posted on 11 January 2011 by Breton Bonnette

Easy question, folks. What do you think of the new jersey/jersey sponsor? Disgusting? Doesn’t matter, it’s worth the money? Wish it would have been different colors? Vote below.

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Officially, it’s Beem-bo!

Posted on 11 January 2011 by Breton Bonnette

The rumors were spot on as Philly.com released early this morning that Bimbo (pronounced Beem-bo, who knew?) Bakeries USA will in fact be the Philadelphia Union’s first jersey sponsor. After a courtship that lasted almost six months, Bimbo – which has its’ headquarters in Horsham, PA is set to make everyone “say Beem-bo”. The deal is a good one – roughly $12 million for four years and on par with many of the other sponsorship deals in Major League Soccer – and the company continues a period of healthy growth as others in their industry weaken.

So now the MLS sponsorship list looks like this:

Chicago: NONE (used to be Best Buy)
Chivas USA: Extra
Columbus: NONE (used to be Glidden)
Colorado: NONE (apparently closing in on one)
FC Dallas: NONE
DC United: Volkswagen (about $3.1-3.7 million/yr)
Houston: Greenstar (5yrs, $12.7million; used to be Amigo Energy)
Kansas City: NONE
Los Angeles: Herbalife (about $4-5 million/yr)
New England: NONE
New York: Red Bull
Philadelphia: Bimbo (4 yrs, $12 million)
Portland: Alaska Airlines
Real Salt Lake: XanGo ($1 million/yr, first jersey sponsor in 2006)
San Jose: Amway ($2-3 million/yr)
Seattle: Xbox 360 ($4 million/yr)
Toronto FC: BMO Financial Group
Vancouver: Bell

If you want all the gory details, head here as Jeff Gammage sums it all up. If you want to know what the jersey will look like, tune in at 1:00PM as the press conference at the Club in PPL Park is held.

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