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Ergotelis FC tie tells us more than you think, complete rosters and where’s Michael?

Posted on 28 February 2011 by Breton Bonnette

Courtesy of Ergotelis FC's Website

Stefani Miglioranzi continued what’s fast becoming a Union trademark, finishing games – whether they’re regular season or preseason – with only 10 men on the field. Miglioranzi was ejected, the second ejection of the preseason, in the 88th minute of the friendly vs. Ergotelis FC played earlier today at the Pancretan Stadium. The Union were holding onto a 1-0 lead until the ejection of Miglioranzi led to a converted equalizer from the penalty spot.

In better news, however, new signing Carlos Ruiz found his first Union goal tapping a Justin Mapp service into the net only 27 minutes after stepping onto the field a member of the Union for his debut. Faryd Mondragon showed well in net, shutting out Ergotelis, before stepping aside for a younger line-up in the second half.

Surprisingly, we have rosters! They don’t look to be “in formation” but you can certainly see that Orozco Fiscal did not play a part in this lineup. The picture and rosters are courtesy of Ergotelis FC’s website:

First Half: Mondragon, Califf, Carroll, Harvey, Mapp, Miglioranzi, Mwanga, Nakazawa, Ruiz, Torres, Valdes.

Second Half: MacMath, Agorsor, M. Farfan, Mclnerney, Okugo, Pfeffer, Richter, G. Farfan (TRIALIST), Keon Daniel (TRIALIST), Houapeu

The picture above is clearly of the second half line-up and the Union players are as follows from the top left to the bottom right: Z. Pfeffer, Okugo, Macmath, TRIALIST (Keon Daniel), Miglioranzi, Valdes, Houapeu, McInerney, M. Farfan, Agorsor, TRIALIST (G. Farfan), Richter

What to pull from all this? That’s a formidable “starting XI” the Uion have fielded above. We also have confirmation that both Gabriel Farfan and Keon Daniel are still in camp with the squad and there’s a distinct possibility they could be sticking around. It’s also clear Michael Orozco Fiscal did not play a part in this friendly. Does that mean he is gone? No drawing concrete conclusion but it’s definitely a strong possibility.

More pictures, quotes from Piotr Nowak, Carlos Ruiz, Faryd Mondragon, and a game recap (translated) at the Ergotelis FC link above.

The Union – having flip-flopped dates – will now play third division Hersonissos FC at the same location this Wednesday, March 2.

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Union to face Ergotelis FC during second preseason leg in Greece

Posted on 16 February 2011 by Breton Bonnette

As announced a while back, the Union will head to Greece for the second leg of the 2011 preseason (February 23-March 10). They will train at Pancretan Stadium in Heraklion (capital of Crete), home of Ergotelis FC which also happens to be the former home – for a brief while – of Clint Mathis. They will play two matches (see below), one against Ergotelis – their hosts – and another against a third division side located in the area. 

The Union are 2-0-1 this offseason with one match left to go in Orlando this Saturday and a lot of work still ahead of them. A warmer climate and a gorgeous setting (take a look at the pictures below) should help the Union prepare for a season opener in Houston less than a week and half after they return.

Philadelphia Union’s Preseason Game Calendar in Crete:

Date                Opponent                               Venue                                     Time                         

2/28/11            Hersonisos F.C.                       Pancretan Stadium                  TBD
3/2/11              Ergotelis F.C.                         Pancretan Stadium                  TBD

As seen from this quick post almost seven months ago to Hellenic News of America, the Union, Ergotelis FC, and Nikos Papadopoulos of Colonial Marble & Granite (sponsors of the trip), could host a “return leg” happen in the States sometime this season.

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