Video: Here's Newest Union Player Danny Cruz's Highlight Reel

Video: Here's Newest Union Player Danny Cruz's Highlight Reel

The Philadelphia Union announced this afternoon that they've traded forward Lionard Pajoy to D.C. United in exchange for midfielder Danny Cruz.

Here's what the Union's site has to say about their newest addition:

Cruz, 22, was drafted 41st overall in the 2009 MLS SuperDraft by the
Houston Dynamo. During his time with the Dynamo, Cruz started 27 of 51
games, compiling four goals and five assists in a total of 2621
minutes.  He enjoyed his best season during the 2011 campaign, scoring a
stunning goal at the end of the season against the Portland Timbers to
help Houston earn a playoff berth. He also started all four of the
Dynamo’s four MLS Cup playoff matches, helping the team to the MLS Cup
final before falling to the LA Galaxy 1-0.

The article also points out that Cruz spent time on the U.S. under-17 National Team under current Union coach John Hackworth and played alonside Amobi Okugo, Zac MacMath, and Sheanon Williams.

Soccer By Ives seems to like the move for the U to get younger while adding a "versatile winger who can play on either side of the field."

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

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Photo: Penn Athletics

Penn can't stop Chase Edmonds in loss to Fordham

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NEW YORK -- Chase Edmonds ran for 152 yards, added 49 yards receiving, and scored four total touchdowns to help lead Fordham to a 31-17 win over Penn on Saturday.

Kevin Anderson threw for 231 yards and one TD and Austin Longi added 92 yards receiving for the Rams (2-1).

Edmonds scored three times in the first half and Fordham opened up a 24-10 lead at halftime.

Penn responded late in the third on an Alek Torgersen 2-yard plunge which cut the score to 24-17. The Quakers (0-2) had an opportunity to tie it late but were turned away on downs at the Fordham 27-yard line.

Edmonds added his fourth score on the ensuing drive to put the game out of reach.

Torgersen had 125 yards passing for Penn.

Fordham has won three straight in the series and is now 25-2 at home since 2012, third best in FCS during that time frame.

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Tonight's Lineup: Jorge Alfaro catches, bats 8th vs. Mets

Jorge Alfaro is behind the plate for the Phillies tonight and bats eighth. Alfaro has appeared in just four games since being called up earlier this month, and has just one hit in 10 at-bats. 

Tommy Joseph is back in the lineup and batting fifth. Pete Mackanin has said that Ryan Howard would get a lot of playing time during the last few games, but it is Joseph who gets the start tonight. Joseph is batting just .154 against the Mets this season. 

Odubel Herrera, who has been hitting well in September, will remain in the three spot. He has two homers and is batting .391 over the past week. Herrera has two hits in six at-bats against Mets' starter Sean Gilmartin. 

Phillies

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, RF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF 
4. Maikel Franco, 3B 
5. Tommy Joseph, 1B
6. Darin Ruf, LF
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Alec Asher, P