Danny Califf, Brian Carroll and Zac MacMath were invited to represent the Philadelphia Union at the White House Easter Egg Roll. Approximately 35,000 people attended the event this year. The three were invited along with five other MLS representatives to help promote the idea of getting active and fit among youth. The other players invited were with the New York Red Bulls and the D.C. United. The players were invited to bring their families along with them to the event. It was a wonderful opportunity for the players, and their families, and the chance for those players to help promote fitness and physical activity to the youth in attendance.
The Philadelphia Union have so far struggled in the 2012 MLS season. The team is one of just two teams in the MLS to have no wins. The Union are just one spot out of being the last place team in both the Eastern Conference and the MLS. The Toronto F.C. are currently in last place with four losses out of the four games the team has played. The Union have lost three of their four games but managed to get a scoreless draw in the fourth. Up next for the Union is a game against the Columbus Crew on Saturday, April 14, 2012. The Crew are currently in the middle of the Eastern Conference with two wins and two losses.
Soccer is certainly a great way to get exercise, particularly for children and teens. It is great to see the sport getting the additional media coverage. Though it may not have the fan base of the NFL or MLB, the MLS does offer quality games and great action for sports fans. Luckily, the Union had a bye week over the Easter holiday and the players will hopefully come back on Saturday, April 14, ready for action and on top of their game. The team desperately needs a win, if only to stay competitive with the rest of the Eastern Conference. Hopefully, the team will be able to do that and show all the fans that the team will be a real contender this season.
Kristin Watt lives in central Pennsylvania and has no local major league sporting teams in the area .She has chosen to adopt Philadelphia's teams, including the Philadelphia Union, as her own home teams. Philadelphia is close enough to make a daytrip out of a game and still not have to get a hotel room.
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