Eagles Finally Graduate from Lehigh, Will Hold Camp in South Philly

Eagles Finally Graduate from Lehigh, Will Hold Camp in South Philly

The Eagles announced this morning that they will no longer be holding training camp at Lehigh University, instead opting to keep things close to home and train at the NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia. The practices at NovaCare will not be open to the public as those at Lehigh were, but the team will hold some open practices across the street at the Linc for the public to enjoy.

This is all a friendly reminder that Chip Kelly's Eagles are not Andy Reid's Eagles.

Some fans will obviously be bummed about the change, missing out on their yearly pilgrimage to watch the Birds at camp, but the facilities at the NovaCare Complex are simply superior from the team's perspective.

"The interaction with our fans during the training camp period remains a
huge priority," said Eagles president Don Smolenski. "As such, we are currently planning to
utilize the opportunities available to us at Lincoln Financial Field to
have a number of open practices (which will be free) available to all of
our fans. We'll announce those specific plans in the coming weeks."

more coming...

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

Union see 4-game winning streak end in shutout loss to Real Salt Lake

BOX SCORE

SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.

Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.

The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.

Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick makes 4th rehab appearance in Lehigh Valley

Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.

Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.

It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).

The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.

There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.

Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.