The pitch at PPL Park in Chester, PA has seen its fair share of talent over the first two seasons of its existence, but for one night this summer, it's going to be jam packed with the best MLS has to offer.
The Union have sent out a press release regarding a "significant soccer announcement" that will take place on Tuesday at Philadelphia's City Hall with Mayor Michael Nutter and MLS Commissioner Don Garber on hand. We believe they'll likely announce that PPL Park will host the 2012 MLS All-Star game.
PPL Park and the Union have been fantastic for the MLS, filling their stadium under the bridge and along the river night in and night out. The Union will get a chance to showcase those fantastic television views when the league's best come to Philly and play for a national audience.
Let's just hope a couple of Union players can represent us well in the match.
From today's Union release:
Mayor Michael A. Nutter and City of Chester Mayer John Linder will join
Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and Philadelphia Union CEO
& Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz in making a significant soccer
announcement at a press conference Tuesday at City Hall.
PHILADELPHIA -- Jalen Jenkins scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds to help lead George Mason over Penn 79-60 on Saturday.
Jenkins was 9 of 11 from the field and hit all four of his free throws for the Patriots (8-3), who have won seven straight. Marquise Moore added 17 points and led the team with 16 rebounds -- his eighth double-double this season -- along with 10 assists. Otis Livingston II had 13 points.
Jenkins sank two jumpers and a layup and Jaire Grayer hit a 3-pointer as part of a 13-0 run late in the second period that gave the Patriots a 70-55 lead with 3:18 remaining.
George Mason trailed 44-40 early in the second. Livingston and Karmari Newman sank 3-pointers and Moore drained a layup midway that put the Patriots back on top, 55-48, with 10:39 to play.
Matt Howard scored 15 points with seven rebounds for the Quakers (3-5).
MIAMI -- L.J. Peak scored 24 points, Rodney Pryor added 19 and Georgetown closed with a flourish to beat La Salle 93-78 on Saturday in the Hoophall Miami Invitational.
It was tied at 67 with 8:44 left, before the Hoyas finished on a 26-11 run.
Jessie Govan scored 19 points and Jagan Mosely had 14 for the Hoyas (6-4), who won their fourth straight. Georgetown shot 53 percent for the game and 58 percent from 3-point range.
Jordan Price scored 23 points for La Salle (4-4), which got 19 more from B.J. Johnson and 10 from Pookie Powell. The Explorers were outscored 36-22 from the line, getting there 10 fewer times than Georgetown.
It was a homecoming for Hoyas reserve center Trey Mourning, whose father Alonzo Mourning is one of two players -- soon to be three, when Shaquille O'Neal gets added to the list this month -- to have his number retired by the Miami Heat.
The younger Mourning wears No. 33, just like his dad did at Georgetown and for the Heat, and used to work at the arena as a Heat ballboy. He got into the game for the final 23.2 seconds, as the Hoyas ran out the clock.