Set Pieces: PPL Park, Landon Donovan

A Round-Up of News About PPL Park, USMNT

With PPL Park’s opening right around the corner,
fans have plenty of match day related questions. Many of them will be answered
by the
2010 PPL Park Stadium Guide and a map of PPL Park that includes the
locations of gates, sections, concessions, restrooms, guest services, the Union
Shop, and more. For questions relating to parking, directions and public
transportation, check out the
Directions and Public Transportation page on
philadelphiaunion.com. 

Need to learn or touch up on your match day songs
and chants? Here’s a
quick fan-created guide

The Union tuned up for Sunday’s showdown against Seattle
against affiliate club Reading United on Wednesday night. 

Landon Donovan’s dramatic game-winning goal
against Algeria is front page news all across the country. It
may have also set an internet traffic record,
even eclipsing President Obama’s election in 2009. 

TV ratings have also been huge for U.S. matches thus far.
Imagine if the U.S. make a run deep into the tournament.

Even English fans have been impressed by the
growing U.S. support base. 

In case you haven’t consumed dozens of articles
about the match already, or if you just can't get enough, here’s 
full coverage from MLSsoccer.com.

Up next for the U.S.? Ghana
on Saturday
at 2:30pm ET in the round of 16. 

Donovan’s goal was the definition of an instant
classic. According to some, it may have taken its place among the
top 10 last-gasp goals in World Cup history

In fact, Donovan’s goal opened up another debate.
Is the LA Galaxy star who shined in a loan stint with Everton
the best American player ever

Donovan’s improbable goal has managed to turn skeptics into believers.

Even former President Bill Clinton was in on the celebration

With 2006 World Cup runner up France already
eliminated,
Italy’s surprising exit shows what a
difference four years makes. 

Union manager Peter Nowak threw out the first pitch before Wednesday’s
Phillies-Indians game. The Phillie Phanatic kicked it back.