Union homegrown player Zach Pfeffer has found his stride for Hoffenheim. In just his second match playing with Hoffenheim’s U-19s, Pfeffer found the back of the net in a friendly match unassociated with the academy's regular season schedule.
Earlier this afternoon, Pfeffer posted:
2nd friendly with Hoffenheim and got my 2nd goal! #blessed— Zachary Pfeffer (@ZachPfeffer_27) January 10, 2013
These games are exhibition matches as the Bundesliga has shut down for winter break, but Pfeffer, steadily working his way to a starting position with the 19s, could feature as early as Feb. 10 when the second season opens against Bayern Munich according to the club's academy website. Another thing of note on the website is that Pfeffer obviously still hasn’t impressed enough to warrant a photo on the roster, but thanks to his bio we all readily know his zodiac sign.
He’s a Capricorn, ladies.
In other news…
The Union and CBS radio have shaken hands on another season of “The 90th Minute,” the first ever one hour mainstream soccer program in Philadelphia. It will once again air on WIP 610-AM. What is still waiting to be finalized is a set venue that will change only a few times this year as opposed to every month like the inaugural season did last year. Which is good considering having a home is nice for both sides. You can also find those podcasts on philadelphiaunion.com the following day on the homepage, in addition to our Union Sound with Gordon and some others related to the club we are looking to nail down.
It’s like one stop shopping, which we know everybody likes.
Lastly, we should know by tomorrow (Friday) the time for the March 16 match against New England. Originally, it was slated for a 6:30 p.m. start which had to be reassessed. For now, we are hearing that times are still being ironed out for the matches against Canadian opponents Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
That is all, not too much to report…
Combines start tomorrow; seven days until preseason and 50 until First Kick.
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