So Long, Lehigh

So Long, Lehigh

With those words, Eagles training camp reached an anticlimactic conclusion. As they depart the public setting at Lehigh University for the secluded fortress that is the NovaCare Complex, what comes next for the Birds?

To begin with, the second preseason game isn't until Monday night, but due to some unusual circumstances, the trip to New England will be treated as a dress rehearsal of sorts. Because they play again just four days later on the road, and against their Week 1 opponent, the Cleveland Browns, the Eagles will use the Patriots as a regular season tune-up rather than traditional game number three.

The other big date, and your last chance to catch all the excitement an Eagles practice has to offer, is Flight Night at Lincoln Financial Field on August 26. The final preseason tilt is also at home on August 30 versus the New York Jets, though starters typically do not make an appearance. We'll see if that changes with the scheduling quirk

As for camp, the best thing we can say is the team escaped without sustaining any major injuries to key contributors. We can only hope the Eagles' good fortune extends into the remaining exhibition games.

September 9 kickoff rapidly approaches.

Photos: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

Defense scores twice as Villanova beats Lafayette

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Defense scores twice as Villanova beats Lafayette

EASTON, Pa. -- Tanoh Kpassagnon returned a fumble 25 yards on the first offensive play of the game and Jeff Steeb returned an interception 45 yards to close the scoring and Villanova defeated Lafayette 31-14 on Saturday night.

Aaron Forbes, who ran for 111 yards on 11 carries, scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter to put the Wildcats (3-1) up 24-14 after the Leopards (1-3) had rallied after falling behind 17-0.

Javon White's 1-yard plunge made it 17-0 for Villanova but Lafayette's Drew Reed hit Yasir Thomas for a 14-yard score just before halftime. Reed connected with Tim Vangelas on a 19-yard score early in the third quarter.

Lafayette finished with four turnovers with Rob Rolle picking off two passes, including one he returned 100 yards for a touchdown that was nullified by a penalty.

Villanova had 378 yards of offense, 238 on the ground while Lafayette had 342, 272 through the air.

Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

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Union midfielder Alejandro Bedoya's 1st MLS goal not enough in draw with Toronto FC

TORONTO -- Justin Morrow scored in the 70th minute and Toronto FC salvaged a point with a 1-1 draw with the Union on Saturday night.

Morrow made a run from his left back position, and midfielder Jonathan Osorio laid the ball off to Morrow for a tight-angle shot. Toronto (13-8-9) had its second straight home tie,

Alejandro Bedoya scored for Philadelphia (11-11-9) in the 25th minute. Bedoya took a pass from Fabian Herbers with his back to the Toronto goal, quickly spun past the Toronto back line and chipped a shot that looped over goalkeeper Clint Irwin.